WHO IS CHASE GARRETT?
Iowa City native Chase Garrett, voted “Best Local Act” by the Daily Iowan in 2011, began playing piano professionally at age seventeen and within a few years was performing at Blues and Boogie Woogie festivals across the U.S. and Europe. Chase has been heavily influenced by artists such as Meade “Lux” Lewis, Otis Spann, Wynonie Harris and Louis Prima and as such his style has grown into an infectious blend of foot stomping Boogie Woogie, super swinging Jump Blues and powerhouse Piano Blues that is sure to have you grinning from ear to ear. Chase has dedicated himself to the piano not only as a pianist, but also as an event organizer, instructor and technician. He has brought world class pianists to the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA for his annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp concert series for the past 8 years and has taught master classes and piano performance at colleges, blues weeks and swing camps across the U.S. Chase is also one of the founding members of St. Louis based Jump Blues band Sweetie & The Toothaches!