Make a Scene: Arthur Migliazza: Boogie-woogie bluesman heads to Memphis

Arthur Migliazza moved to Seattle last year, and already he's developed a reputation as one of the region's best boogie-woogie blues piano players. In July, he won in the solo category of South Sound Blues Association's Back to Beale Street competition at Freedom Fair, earning him the chance to compete at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis next January. And on Sunday, Sept. 29, he and group winner, the Randy Oxford Band, will play an SSBA show aimed to raise funds for the trip. The bill will also include local favorites Mark Riley Band, Blenis-Ehly Band, Rafael Tranquilino Band and Blues County Sheriff, with music starting at 4 p.m. Recently, we caught up with Migliazza to find out more. Tacoma Weekly: Have you competed in the IBC before? Arthur Migliazza: I actually competed in 2010, and I was one of the finalists in Memphis. ...read more

by Tacoma Weekly Sep. 24, 2013 at 4:40pm