Boogie Woogie & Drums
A Father's Dream" - the title of the DVD produced in 2004 - says everything about the congenial interplay between father and daughter. Martin Pyrker, who is already very famous for having been more than 40 years on stage, ignited in 1972 the Boogie Woogie enthusiasm in Austria and produced the first Austrian Boogie Woogie record. This was the beginning of a growing enthusiasm for this kind of music in Austria and Germany: influencing further generations of young pianists.
More than 2,000 performances and concerts, more than 100 own compositions and numerous tours (such as "Stars of Boogie Woogie") throughout Central Europe and the U.S. influenced Pyrker's musical career.
Since 1999 he is accompanied frequently by his daughter Sabine on the drums and on the "washboard". She is so gifted that, in their gigs with her father, she captivates the audience with professionalism, empathy, her charm and bucket loads of talent.
Martin Pyrker – piano
Sabine Pyrker – drums and washboard
New Orleans & the 20's/30's
Born on the British island of Nevis in the Caribbean Sea, Denise Gordon is influenced by her rich Afro-Caribbean musical heritage, singing from the age of 3 in churches, with a style deeply rooted in Gospel. Today, she can express herself in a wide range of styles: Jazz, Funk, Soul, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Spirituals, always leaving her huge audience under her spell.
Denise Gordon sings throughout Europe, the United States, Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, and the UK in places like Buckingham Palace, Glastonbury, T in the Park, at the Edinburgh Festival, adapting her style from small more intimate rooms to larger theatres.
Denise is accompanied by the Swiss group Saveurs du Sud, confirmed musicians who have met at different jazz festivals, and some who have already appeared on the Blauzac stage.
This group offers an original repertoire, inspired by the jazz of the 20s & 30s. Each instrument and each soloist is particularly showcased. Their specific Jazz sound is rousing and warm. Saveurs du Sud creates a very festive ambiance at each concert.
Denise Gordon – vocals
Robert Merian - clarinet, saxophone
Eric Cousin - banjo/vocals
Martin Hess – double bass
Daniel Dupret - drums, washboard
Dee Breitenstein - piano