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Diane Lines in concert – Jump!

Diane Lines in concert – Jump!

Untitled-1Pender Harbour Music Society presents Diane Lines, pianist extraordinaire, is a woman on a mission Saturday October 18, 2014 at 7 pm at Pender Harbour School of Music.  As a child, she was fascinated by the high-octane barrelhouse/boogie-woogie piano sounds of music legends such as Louis Jordan and Joe Turner. Now an accomplished and widely respected pianist and educator, Diane’s “take it to the people” show Jump! celebrates this dynamic musical form and its continuing influence on the evolution of popular music.

Boogie-woogie started in the late 19thC in the southern United States and spread northward through music halls and bars. By the 1930’s, the music and piano style found its way into mainstream entertainment when it was played to great acclaim by renowned big bands such as Tommy Dorsey’s. This was “eight to the bar” dance music first and foremost as it’s almost impossible to sit still while listening to it. After WW II, boogie-woogie morphed into the driving piano sounds of early rock and roll artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Little Richard.

In the 70’s and 80’s, artists such as Long John Baldry kept blues and boogie-woogie alive on the Canadian concert stage and today the baton is carried by equally passionate proponents such as Diane Lines and her band for Jump!: Tony Chamberlain, percussion; Bill Abbott, tenor saxophone; Tim Porter, guitar; and Jen Hodge, bass.  Diane Lines in concert – Jump! Saturday October 18, 2014 at 7 pm, Pender Harbour School of Music, Madeira Park Tickets: $25 available from Harbour Insurance; John Henry’s Marina; Sechelt Visitor’s Centre & Gaia’s Fair Trade



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