Eddie Bo & Guests - JazzAscona 2008





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Published on Jul 5, 2008

Eddie Bo the legendary piano giant of New Orleans & Special Guests: Lillian Boutté & Charlie Miller

Playing at the New orleans & Classics Jazz Festiavl of Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland

Performing dates: 27/6 - 6/7 2008

Style: New Orleans R&B

USA, New Orleans

Legendary figure on the New Orleans scene, unanimously considered the last great living interpreter of "junker style" which distinguished a glorious generation of jazz pianists, Edwin Joseph Bocage, stage named Eddie Bo, will be one of the most awaited stars of JazzAscona 2008. Performer, writer, composer and pianist, Eddie is the New Orleans artist who has recorded the most 45s, second only to the mythic Fats Domino. Born Sept. 20, 1929 in the Louisiana capital, in the course of his brilliant and rich career Bo has developed an original piano style that blends various influences , gleaned from Professor Longhair, Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson, amassing copious recognition. Some of his tunes were performed by outstanding vocalists such as Little Richard, Huey Smith and Chubby Checker and in the '50s the version of "My Dearest Darling" recorded by Etta James actually made the top of the R&B charts. Besides all this, he has played beside artists of the caliber of Ruth Brown, Earl King, Lloyd Price, Big Joe Turner, Smiley Lewis and The Platters. Eddie Bo's trademark is an illuminating fusion between rhythm & blues, jazz and funk that makes him a unique, eclectic showman, for decades riding the crest of the wave and appreciated all over the world.


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