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Erwin Helfer

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Erwin Helfer, a Chicago boogie woogie innovator and master, has been forging his own piano music legacy. Born in 1936, Erwin has been playing and performing for over forty years. The sounds and personalities of past boogie woogie and blues pianists have nurtured Erwin's musical growth. Erwin celebrated his seventieth birthday, but his way of playing the piano is not 70 years old it is timeless with its power and impertinence of youth paired with the expertise and humorous wisdom of age, mellowed and ripened not in barrels but in blues joints, jazz clubs and concert halls in the States, Europe and Asia. For many years, Erwin accompanied Mama Yancey, the wife of Chicago blues piano patriarch Jimmy "Papa" Yancey, and later recorded one album with her

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News: Event

Fareed Haque, Ted Sirota And Others At Constellation, April 22, For Fundraiser

Fareed Haque, Ted Sirota And Others At Constellation, April 22, For Fundraiser

Some of Chicago’s finest jazz, classical, blues and world musicians come together to make a joyful noise against the fascist agenda of the Trump/Pence regime. All proceeds will go to fund actions and publicity for Refuse Fascism. Fareed Haque / Goran Ivanovich Duo George Flynn with Cory Tiffin & Leila Bowie Juli Wood Trio with Dan ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Erwin Helfer, Legendary Chicago Jazz/Blues Pianist, in Performance!

Erwin Helfer, Legendary Chicago Jazz/Blues Pianist, in Performance!

IF YOU'RE IN CHICAGO, THEN YOU'RE IN FOR A TREAT! Legendary pianist, Mr. Erwin Helfer, a jazz/blues/boogie-woogie master, will appear at The Greenhouse Theater (2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 773-404-7336) on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Helfer appears in conjunction with a benefit for the non-profit group, Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition (CECC), at 6:00 pm. Tickets are ...

Album

Careless Love

Label: The Sirens
Released: 2006

Album

I'm Not Hungry But I Like to Eat - BLUES!

Label: Sirens, The
Released: 2002
Track listing: Swanee River Boogie; Please Send Me Someone to Love; Dirty Dozens; Sweet Substitute*; The Sheik of Araby*; Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans; Homage to Pete Johnson; Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out*; See See Rider; In a Sentimental Mood; Stella*; Pooch Piddle; I'm Not Hungry But I Like to Eat - Blues; After Hours; Day Dreaming

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Article: Album Review

Erwin Helfer: I'm Not Hungry But I Like to Eat - BLUES!

Read "I'm Not Hungry But I Like to Eat - BLUES!" reviewed by Dave Nathan


Erwin Helfer has been delivering his own brand of barrelhouse, boogie-woogie, blues piano for more than 40 years. Helfer works in Chicago and that is an appropriate venue to say the least since that city as much as any can lay claim to this unique form of piano jazz/blues. After all, two pioneers, Albert Ammons and ...

Album

Plays Chicago Piano

Label: J.A.S.
Released: 1986

Album

Boogie Piano Chicago Style

Label: J.A.S.
Released: 1981

Album

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Label: J.A.S.
Released: 1979


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