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Chase Garrett brings music of '30s, '40s to Coralville this week

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Gazette Staff/SourceMedia  ::   UPDATED: 21 January 2014 | 3:14 pm   ::  

CORALVILLE — Chase Garrett of Iowa City and Philippe LeJeune of Toulouse, France, will rock the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts with an evening of boogie-woogie, blues and jazz beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Utilizing two grand pianos and a drummer, the house will sound reminiscent of the 1930s and ‘40s when the likes of Albert Ammons, Meade “Lux” Lewis and Pete Johnson — “the boogie-woogie boys” — were popularizing this style of music at rent parties, Carnegie Hall concerts and the Jazz at the Philharmonic concert series while blues pianists such as Jay McShann, Leroy Carr, Big Joe Turner and later Otis Spann were playing in barrel-houses and juke joints across the United States.

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