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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Concert association presents pianist/vocalist

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  • Michael Kaeshammer has been called Canada’s triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. He will perform for the Pratt Community Concert Association audience Friday, February 28th at 7 p.m. in Carpenter Auditorium, Pratt Community College.
    Kaeshammer’s audiences say his performances are pure delight, and his energy knows no bounds, displaying an acrobatic way with a grand piano as he performs superlative boogie-woogie, blues, jazz and pop crossover hits.
    The Steamboat Springs Strings Music Festival describes his performance as rhythmically infectious. Some have called his style the musical equivalent of gumbo with New Orleans sounds hinting at Fats Waller. Others note pop tunes that recall Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and Albert Ammons.
    Trained as a classical pianist, at the age of 13, his family migrated from Germany to Canada where Kaeshammer pursued a path that, today, takes him on tour, not only in Canada, but in Europe and the United States.
    PCCA season ticket holders will not want to miss hearing Kaeshammer’s infectious style as they continue celebrating PCCA’s observance of its 75th anniversary. The opportunity to dress up and put on the sparklies, begun at last fall’s first concert, continues with this concert says PCCA President Jan Luttrell.
    There will also be more of those attractive door prizes as well as a pre-concert performance from the PCCA Encore vocalists. These students will begin at approximately 6:40 p.m., according to director Misty Beck.
    Anyone without a season ticket may purchase a ticket at the door on February 28th. RSVP offers rides to and from each PCCA concert. Anyone needing this service should contact the RSVP office in advance at 672.78ll.
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