Baldori and Migliazza are in the process of recording a new CD
Boogie Bob Baldori is a longstanding figurehead in the musical genres of blues, boogie, and rock in the midwest with extensive musical skills and knowledge. Starting at an early age, he studied under Wayne State University’s Matt Michaels and was one of two students to receive a recommendation to attend the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts to finish high school. During his time spent there, Boogie Bob studied classical, jazz and boogie. Theses genres guided him to explore the R&B genre in the midst of the Blues Underground movement of the 1960s.
The general public got a taste of Bob in the late sixties when The Woolies, a Detroit band, released a national hit “Who Do You Love?”. In the following years, he continued producing and touring for his own music as well as touring with Chuck Berry and recording two full length albums with Berry. In addition to Berry, Boogie Bob has worked and recorded with many other blues and rock legends, playing piano and harmonica. They include Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison, Del Shannon, John Hammond, Hubert Sumlin and Bo Diddley. He has performed hundreds of dates in venues from Detroit to Chicago, Moscow to Rio, LA to New York to the White House for President Clinton.
Boogie Bob, being just as prolific in the studio as he is live, has produced and engineered over 200 albums. He also wrote and starred in Almost Famous, a rock/musical that was performed notable locations such as Michigan State University’s Warthon Center for Performing Arts and the no longer standing Les Idee in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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 20+ years of performing has been privileged to play on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the sold out Kings of Boogie Tour, the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, 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 latest 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.
As a star of the critically acclaimed Off Broadway show BOOGIE STOMP!, Arthur performed at the Elektra Theater in Times Square, NYC for three 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 now available for purchase worldwide through publisher Hal Leonard.
Arthur currently resides in New York City.