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February 2012 - Nr. 2

Friday, February 17, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Prime Tickets $54.00/Regular Tickets $49.00

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According to the popular website All About Jazz, virtuoso jazz pianist and vocalist Michael Kaeshammer, is “an artist brimful with talent,” and, “is the kind of troubadour who is instantly recognizable because of his sharp inflection and delicate phrasing.” One of the most exciting, young, jazz pianists in the country today, Kaeshammer garnered accolades throughout the Canadian Music Industry for each of his three Juno Award nominated recordings No Strings Attached, Strut and Days Like These. He has gone on to establish an international following for his dynamic live performances. Michael Kaeshammer performs live at the Markham Theatre on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Beloved for his captivating live performances, Kaeshammer’s on-stage presence is nothing less than charming, endlessly energetic and irresistibly engaging. His Koerner Hall debut will feature a three-piece horn section along with Michael’s renowned live rhythm players, musicians Marc Rogers (bass) and Mark McLean (drums).)

After studying classical piano for seven years in his German homeland, a 13-year-old Kaeshammer (pronounced “case-hammer”) discovered boogie-woogie and stride piano as played by Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, Pinetop Smith, and Fats Waller. In three years, the teen wunderkind was playing boogie-woogie piano in clubs, concerts, and festivals all over Germany. He attracted attention almost immediately after his family moved to the west coast of Canada, turning heads at performances at blues and jazz festivals across the country during the summer of 1996.

The Toronto-based Kaeshammer is best known in Canada, but has performed and toured extensively in the United States and Europe. Some of his most popular songs are “On a Saturday Night” from the album No Strings Attached, “Comes Love” from Strut, and “Cinnamon Sun” from Days Like These. Still in his early 30’s, Michael Kaeshammer is a three-time Juno Award nominee, and the winner of the 2002 West Coast Music Awards’ Musician of the Year and Performer of the Year.  His sixth album, Lovelight -- a recording that is being hailed as his best work to-date, is produced and co-written by Ron Lopata (Jacksoul, Tomi Swick).

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About the Markham Theatre
for the Performing Arts

Markham Theatre is an intimate 530 seat, state-of-the-art performance facility that caters to audiences of all ages with an appetite for a wide variety of entertainment. One of the most well-rounded and exciting seasons ever programmed at the Markham Theatre, the 2011-2012 Season includes more than 60 performances in 10 diverse series, featuring both rising stars and the greatest established artists from the genres of classical music, jazz, world stage, theater, comedy and dance. The 2012 Markham Theatre season continues with a host of exciting presentations from acclaimed artists including Chick Corea, Julliard String Quartet, Arturo Sandoval, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the legendary Manhattan Transfer, and popular favourites Rhythm of the Dance, who offer an encore performance. Also returning to the Markham Theatre are some of Canada’s brightest stars - Sophie Milman, Louise Pitre, Michael Kaeshammer, and The Canadian Brass.

Easily accessible, the Markham Theatre is located only 30 minutes from the downtown core and offers world-class entertainment at your doorstep. Flexible package options, student discounts and complimentary parking are available. Markham Theatre offers value priced tickets for students. The EYE GO to the Arts program aimed at High School students offers $5.00 tickets, while college and university students can purchase UGO tickets for $20.00. Student discounts are available upon the presentation of a valid student ID card.

This season, Rouge Valley Retirement Residence sponsors the Matinee Performances by Dan Hill, on February 2, Louise Pitre on February 16, and Jukebox Hits Live! With “Freddy Vette And The Flames” on March 8. Matinee Performance features abbreviated versions of full evening program and complimentary refreshments courtesy of the series sponsors. Doors open at 1 p.m., Show at 2 p.m. Matinee Single Tickets are $26.00.

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