Join the Mariemont Theatre for an evening of LIVE entertainment with performances by Sudo Nano, Ricky Nye, Cynthia Girtley Lassiter and Michael Kaeshammer!
A blend of Rock/Pop, Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Boogie Woogie - an event that music lovers won't want to miss for ONE NIGHT ONLY - Friday, September 30th!
Sudo Nano: Cover band serving the Greater Cincinnati Area that plays everything from indie/classic/modern rock to country and blues.
Ricky Nye: Traditional blues, boogie woogie, and classic New Orleans jazz and R&B all come flying from the fingers of Cincinnati, OH pianist and vocalist RICKY NYE. The driving force behind the annual BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT held in Greater Cincinnati from 1999 to 2017, Ricky has been inducted into the International Boogie Woogie Hall Of Fame, voted “Blues Artist Of The Year 2019” in Cincinnati’s CEA Awards and ”Best Local Musician” by CityBeat Magazine & “Best Of Cincinnati 2018” reader’s poll.
Cynthia Girtley Lassiter: Born in New Orleans Louisiana and raised on the west-bank of the Mississippi River, Cynthia's musical skill and ability brought her much attention. At age four she was singing in her church choir and at ten she was playing the piano for churches throughout the city. By fourteen she began to perform and travel throughout the US. She attended Xavier University of Louisiana where she majored in Music Performance on a full music scholarship. She later relocated to Washington D.C., where she performed at The Washington National Cathedral and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Although “Gospel” is the inspiration and heart of her singing, her love for music is not only displayed when she sings gospel but when asked and given the opportunity she feels free and loves to bellow out and express the passion and beauty found in the “blues, jazz, boogie and yes.. opera. During her career she has traveled and performed at several major venues and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. In 2019, Cynthia was inducted into the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Archives.
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. 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. Those opportunities have been as wide-reaching as the artist’s subsequent breadth of style, and include: opening slots for the likes of Ray Charles and Anne Murray; stints backing singers like Marva Wright, the late blues queen of New Orleans; co-writing sessions with rockers Randy Bachman and Colin James; official Olympic Games performances in several world cities; and TV specials on numerous networks – including one set to premiere on PBS in March 2020. Many of those experiences have also helped to hone his skills as a vocalist and lyricist to the point that Kaeshammer is equally at home when he takes the mic as he is letting his fingers lead the melody, as perfectly showcased on his latest LP via True North Records, 2018’s Something New. Fans will soon get to enjoy more fruits from that harvest as Kaeshammer prepares for the release of a new live collection in the first half of 2020, and then a new studio album titled Lucky Man in Spring 2021. It’s a particularly fitting label for this stage in an already-illustrious career; however, despite all the achievements and accolades – the JUNO Awards, the shows on iconic stages with international stars and symphony orchestras, the strings of stellar reviews from major media outlets – Michael Kaeshammer isn’t resting on any laurels; these are merely temporary stops on his journey, and as always, he’s solely focused on reaching the next one, and then the one after that.
Indeed, his investments thus far have paid off, and will continue to as he carries on along his path, eyes anchored on the horizon and always pushing forward.