November 20, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Michael Kaeshammer has invested a lot – countless hours at the keyboard, hundreds of recordings, thousands of live performances, millions of miles in the air and on the road – all in pursuit of a mastery of 12 notes across 88 keys. But for the acclaimed Canadian pianist and singer, there is no set destination, no achievable end point on his path; it’s all about the journey itself, and that journey will always be ongoing.
Over the course of decades as a professional performer, Kaeshammer has developed a style that weaves threads of classical, jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, stride, and even pop into a signature and sought-after sonic tapestry.
“When I play, I don’t worry about if it’s jazz or pop or classical or whatever; I just play what I hear and let the music decide what it wants to be,” begins Kaeshammer. “Sure, there are different styles, different eras, different approaches, but when you really look at it, it’s all just music based on 12 notes.”
Born and bred in Germany, Kaeshammer began performing club, theatre, and festival stages throughout Europe in his early teens and continued on that trajectory after emigrating to Canada’s West Coast with his family in the mid-‘90s. His first studio album, Blue Keys, dropped in 1996 and spurred a consistent sequence of heralded releases and high-profile international performances. Through it all, the world watched as he grew from child prodigy to full-fledged phenom; from unparalleled pianist to virtuosic songwriter.
Kaeshammer released a new live collection in the first half of 2020, and then a new studio album titled Lucky Man is upcoming.
“I just can’t wait to keep going, to keep making and sharing music with the people that enjoy it.”
Tickets are $45.95 + HST each.
Tickets go on sale to Stockey Centre Members on Friday December 17th at 11am and to the general public on Wednesday January 5th at 11am. Contact our Box Office at 705-746-4466 extension 205 on how to become a member. Please note our Box Office will be closed from Friday December 24th until Tuesday January 4th, memberships can be purchased online during that time and you will receive your membership pre-sale access code via email within 48 business hours.
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