Biography

 

  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 Glen Gould Studio in Toronto, 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 Roots Music Report chart during that same time. Laying It Down also appeared on the Grammy Entry List for the 2015 Grammy award nominations.


A common response to watching Arthur perform is "Wow, I didn't know it was possible to play the piano like that!”


In addition to being a performer, Arthur began teaching piano lessons at age 15. During the last 19 years he has frequently been a part of the staff at the internationally famous Augusta Blues Week in Elkins, WV and Centrum Blues Week in Port Townsend, WA.


A common response to watching Arthur perform is "Wow, I didn't know it was possible to play the piano like that!”




NOTABLE PERFORMANCES


  1. Tchaikovsky Hall (Kings of Boogie Tour) -- Moscow, RU 2013

  2. Glen Gould Studio -- Toronto, CA 2013

  3. National Public Radio -- 2014

  4. Tacoma Blues and Jazz Festival -- Tacoma, WA 2013

  5. Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival -- Portland, OR 2013

  6. Tucson Blues Festival -- Tucson, AZ 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999

  7. Cincy Blues Fest (Arches Piano Stage) -- Cincinnati, OH 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2009

  8. Tucson Folk Festival -- Tucson, AZ  1996 – 2009

  9. Indian Market Concert Series -- Santa, Fe, NM  2001

  10. Soho Jazz Club -- Hiroshima, Japan  2003

  11. Blues and Boogie Piano Summit -- Newport, KY  2005

  12. Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Festival -- Tucson, AZ  2005, 2007-2011

  13. Notte Bianca Festival -- Voghera, Italy  2007

  14. Club Tour -- Amsterdam, Netherlands  2007

  15. Boston Dreams Jazz Club -- Roppongi, Japan  2009

  16. Phoenix Blues Festival -- Phoenix, AZ  2010

  17. The “Big Gig” -- Monroe, MI  2012

  18. Festival International de Blues and Boogie -- Paris, France  2012, 2013

  19. Foundry Arts Center -- St. Charles, MO  2010-2013



RECOGNITION


  1. Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, Inducted 2010

  2. Finalist at the International Blues Challenge – Memphis, TN 2010, 2014

  3. Tucson Area Music Award (Best Keyboardist) 2005

  4. Best of the Blues Award (Best Keyboardist in Washington State) 2014


©2014 Arthur Migliazza