When you hear the sounds of boogie woogie blues, it’s hard to keep your toes from tapping. This season, Arthur Migliazza will have you jumping out of your seat and into the aisles with Boogie Woogie Piano. A historian and storyteller, Migliazza takes audiences on a journey through the history of African-American music, tracing its influence on all kinds of American pop music, from jazz to rock n’ roll. The award-winning pianist has brought his unique take on the boogie woogie style to audiences across the world for nearly 30 years. As blues reviewer and blogger Bill Wilson has stated, “If anyone can bring boogie woogie piano back into style, this is the man for the job.”
Award winning Blues and Boogie Woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13. It was through his love of Blues music and his dedication to the piano that he came under the wing of such mentors/teachers as Henry Butler, Ann Rabson and Mr. B.
Arthur has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and in his 25+ years of performing has played on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the sold out Kings of Boogie Tour, Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, as well as on National Public Radio in the US.
In 2014 he received the Best of the Blues Award for Best Keyboardist in Washington State and his album Laying It Down, resided at #1 on the Roots Music Report charts for Washington State for the summer of 2014, and reached #20 on the national chart. Laying It Down also appeared on the GRAMMY Entry List for the 2015 Grammy award nominations. Arthur released his latest album, Bumble Boogie, independently in Jan 2018.
As a star of the critically acclaimed Off Broadway show BOOGIE STOMP!, Arthur performed at the Elektra Theater in Times Square, NYC for five months in 2015. His first instructional book, considered by many to be a benchmark in blues and boogie woogie piano instruction, is entitled How to Play Boogie Woogie Piano and is available for purchase worldwide through publisher Hal Leonard.
In 2016, Arthur started the world’s first online boogie woogie piano school, School of Boogie, to provide people around the world with access to free boogie woogie piano lessons.
Arthur currently resides in New York City.