ASW Online Experience: Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Masterclass - Bern
Got the lockdown blues? How about some actual blues to lift your spirits and elevate your soul?
Join Tom Seals, boogie-woogie/blues/jazz pianist for a live Zoom masterclass! Tom will walk you through the fundamentals of this iconic style of music, he’ll show you a few of his tricks that have graced some of the most famous stages in the world and you'll have the opportunity to ask your own questions!
Aimed at those intermediate piano players who wish to learn more about this genre, Tom will be talking left-hand boogie-woogie patterns, blues scales and improvisation. He will start by playing authentic blues that are full of great ideas and riffs. Tom will then break everything down, explaining what he's doing in detail, giving you plenty of creative ideas for you to use in your own playing.
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Your Zoom meeting link can be found directly on the ticket. You can access the link without installing the Zoom app and it can be used on both your laptop and mobile device. Should you have any issues, please find our Zoom instructions here.
9 members and guests from 5 cities attended
The mantle of UK Piano Man has been dominated by Elton John, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum. Over the past five decades no one else has come remotely close – until now that is!
Fresh from his sell-out “Let The Good Times Roll” Tour – Tom Seals, “quite possibly the future of jazz and blues”, has the world at his fingertips. His virtuoso soloing, excellent improvisations skills and distinctive voice have left top industry officials hailing him the UK’s finest boogie-woogie and blues pianist/vocalist.
During the lockdown period of 2020, Tom launched “The Tom Seals Show - In Isolation” online. Featuring chat and duets, the show hosted guests such as KT Tunstall, Sarah Jane Morris and Matt Lucas.
This time also saw the release of Tom’s debut single, “Black Coffee”. Released on Right Track Records and distributed through Universal Music, this too went straight to #1 in the Blues Charts. “Black Coffee” is now being played in many high-street shops across the world; From Harrods to Carluccio’s to 950 Caffè Nero stores in 11 countries!
Tom is delighted to be working on a major project with The Department for International Trade for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. More to come on this.
As gigs start to return towards the end of 2020, Tom is very excited to be making his debut at the EFG London Jazz Festival, completing a residency of outdoor shows at Blenheim Palace, joining Sarah Jane Morris at The Blue Note in Milan, performing at Boisdale alongside Jools Holland and releasing more music.
Still only in his mid-twenties, Seals is surely destined for greatness. Hot on the heels of sold-out shows across the globe including London’s legendary Ronnie Scott’s, a stunning performance at Birdland Jazz Club on Broadway in New York and working with Jools Holland, Tom Seals’ star is destined to soar stratospherically in 2021 with the release of his debut album, own TV show and festival appearances worldwide.
Photo credit: Isha Shah
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