The Clark Center for the Performing Arts presents the up-and-coming crooner Michael Kaeshammer on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 8pm.

Crooner Michael Kaeshammer has been called a triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. This potent combination has earned the Toronto-based artist international critical acclaim and a loyal and growing fan base. Kaeshammer’s performances are pure delight and his energy knows no bounds. He has piano technique to burn and to his audience’s delight, an acrobatic way with a grand piano. When Kaeshammer performs, it’s obvious he’s having a ball playing superlative boogie-woogie, blues, jazz and pop cross-over material drawn mostly from an impressive list of standards and his catalogue of studio recordings.

A reviewer of his last performance at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival noted: “drawing on a rock solid knowledge of the early piano greats, Kaeshammer does more than play the way they did. He entertains with a capital “E” the way they did… he taps into a part of music that’s almost lost, connecting deeply with the audience on a gut level, so they are no longer just spectators in the music-making.”

Nightly, Kaeshammer and his band have the crowd eating out of the palm of their hands and never do they leave with anything short of a standing ovation. Michael’s most recent studio recording, Lovelight, was critically acclaimed, it was followed by a new record, entitled KAESHAMMER and accompanied by international touring throughout 2012. There’s not a brighter star on the jazz horizon!

Tickets for Michael Kaeshammer are $19-$32 and are on sale now. Call (805) 489-9444 for tickets or come to the Clark Center Box Office at 487 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Clark Center website at www.clarkcenter.org.

For photos or interviews, contact Jamie Maraviglia at 489-4196 or email jamie@clarkcenter.org.

For further info, including videos, pictures, touring, and to stream some of Michael’s new album KAESHAMMER visit www.kaeshammer.com.

To stream live video of a key track from that record, entitled ‘Rendezvous’, click here: http://bit.ly/gQOsjf, for his latest EPK go to http://bit.ly/ffF334.

Media Contact: Jesse Kline, Alert Music Inc., 416-364-4200, jesse@alertmusic.com