Saturday, September 5, 2015
Saturday Jazz Performance - Luca Sestak - "Boogie Woogie Stomp"
The first Saturday's of the month are focused on pianists! Today we look at Luca Sestak. Sestak was born January 10, 1995 in Celle, Germany. He started learning the piano at age eight. He became interested in the Blues and by age 11 he was posting videos of his piano playing abilities online. After a television appearance in 2010 his first album, "Lost in Boogie" came out in November of that year. Then in 2011 he performed at the Boogie Woogie Festival in Laroquebrou, France.
In this video we see Sestak play Boogie Woogie Stomp at SummerJazz in 2013 at Pinneberg, Germany. Boogie Woogie Stomp was composed by Albert Ammons (1907-1949) a Blues and Boogie-Woogie pianist who influenced many other players, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Dr. John and Erroll Garner.