Dates and times
- Sun, Oct 11 - 4:00pm
The PumpHouse Theatre
|Child (under 15)||$15.00|
|Friends of The PumpHouse||$25.00|
|Booking Fee||$5.00 per booking|
|Card Processing Fee||2.5%|
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Jan Preston has always been drawn to the Boogie Woogie style of piano playing, made popular by Black American’s in the 1930s. So it’s no surprise that her latest CD is called Piano Boogie Woman, with Jan singing and playing with energy and passion in the characteristic 8-to-the-bar boogie rhythm.
This is a landmark CD for Jan being her 12th solo album, recorded entirely on her own grand piano, with a protracted songwriting period due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
“I had much more listening and thinking time on this CD than any prior, and I’m very excited by the results,” says Jan. “I’m also delighted to be able to come from Sydney (via hotel quarantine) to play an extensive tour of the North Island.”
Hear Jan and her trio (drums and double bass) perform this new material for the first time in public. The boogie groove is said to have originated from the rhythm of the steam train, and Jan’s family home in Greymouth was nearby the train line. Perhaps it’s no coincidence she has an affinity with it, and plays and sings boogie-woogie with such style and energy!