Stride piano professor on tour
from Down Under
Sunday, November 4th – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
which way west? Sunday concert series
Never a cover charge, but your generous donations
help us pay the performers. All ages welcome!
Pugsley Buzzard, once again on tour from Australia, returns to the Bird & Beckett stage for the second year running. He’s a consummate artist, serving up a potent brew of Harlem stride, barrelhouse blues and original compositions in hundreds of shows every year, from the jazz cellars of Berlin to salons in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter and all along a circuit that takes him the length and breadth of Austraila many times a year.
A master of early stride and boogie woogie styles, a dark & dangerous songwriter– Pugsley wails with a massive & mesmerizing vocal growl known to make the ladies sigh and grown men cry. Think of a fireplug Tom Waits channeling James P. Johnson and Willie “The Lion” Smith, then come and hear the real thing.
Can’t wait? You can pick up his cds “Wooden Kimono” and “Chicago Typewriter” at Bird & Beckett. Visit his site by clicking here, to get the full Pugsley story, listen to some of his music and view some video. Click on that “Sonicbids” link to get right to some great audio from the cds.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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