Katharina Alber

Boogie-Woogie Piano

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Let’s Fetz: May I introduce myself?

 

Dear Boogie Woogie & Blues fans, dear friends! I am glad that you visit my website. Feel free to look around at your leisure! For all questions, bookings or other wishes I am of course always available.

In any case, I would like to introduce myself briefly to you: My name is Katharina Alber. I discovered my love for music at the age of 5, when I started taking piano lessons at the music school. As the granddaughter of the Innsbruck jazz legend on the piano, Artur Rogger, I gained an early insight into the jazz scene. Since I am very enthusiastic about instruments, I later learned the clarinet and saxophone to make music together with my grandpa.

At the age of 20 I met the Tyrolean Boogie Woogie pianist Robert Roth and started taking lessons with him. The Boogie Woogie, especially known as dance, had me immediately under its spell.

Boogie Woogie awakens life and lust for life in everyone, has a lot of emotion and brings zest into everyday life. I attend the Robert Roth Boogie Festival every year and have had the opportunity to play there with international stars of the music scene.

Rock the House: Dates & Gigs

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“Based on these great experiences, I decided to start my own Boogie and Jazz Festival in 2015. Since then I have been working as a musician and promoter all over the world, living my dream. Joie de vivre, enthusiasm, passion & fun are at the forefront and are intended to provide happy and unforgettable hours for all spectators.”

Katharina Alber

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Jingle Bells: Swinging Christmas 2021

16.12.2021 | Aldrans b. Innsbruck (Austria)

Among others with:

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BoogieKathi & the RockaBillies

Austria

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Rita Goller Trio

Austria

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Johannes Trieb

Austria

Run Rudolph: Check out the Trailer

Sit back and enjoy the spectacular highlights in the preview of the 5th Swinging Christmas 2021.
Have fun watching!

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Lady Be Good: Katharina Alber on Spotify

The best thing to do is listen to Boogie Woogie live. Enjoy the powerful music, the “dancing hands” on the piano and let yourself be inspired by the lively boogie music.

You are welcome to get a first impression of boogie music on the following platforms. Alternatively, I am happy to offer you my CD’s in our CD-Shop.

Bring Me Flowers: Boogie-Woogie Lessons

You want to learn Boogie-Woogie Piano by yourself? No problem! During my private lessons, I will be happy to teach you the necessary tools to learn this powerful & wonderful piano music. Whether you have recently started playing the piano or have many years of experience, I will be happy to assist you. For more information about boogie piano lessons please visit the following page or call +43 676 960 8543.

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I am also available for your wedding, birthday party or any other event. Optionally I play solo or together with band. Find out more about our offers here. I look forward to your request and assure you already now a powerful musical accompaniment of your event.

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Christmas Blues for Santa

The first self-composed & -written Christmas song by BoogieKathiKatharina Alber.

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Swannee River: Thanks, Grandpa

ARTUR ROGGER – a tribute to the Tyrolean King of Swing

The biography of my grandfather Artur Rogger – written by Katharina Alber.
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Artur Rogger

“Boogie Woogie is a style of music that brings people together from all over the world to sing and dance.
Boogie Woogie has emotion, carries the listener away and brings momentum into everyday life.
For me, the greatest thing is sitting at the piano and watching the audience enthusiastically clap and tap their feet to the music as I let the sounds of the boogie ring out.”

(Katharina Alber)

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That’s Life: Katharina Alber & the Boogie

Already as a small child my grandfather Artur Rogger fascinated me with his style of playing the piano. Being a firm and legendary figure in Tyrolean jazz, he taught me to play the piano already in my younger years. Artur accompanied me in my first attempts on the piano and still plays with me on many performances ( e.g. my festival, Jazz live at the Gritsch ).
In my later years with already acquired experience in piano playing a more coincidental meeting with the Tyrolean star boogie pianist Robert Roth brought the final decision to dedicate my own piano playing to the Texan style boogie-woogie from now on.

Ever since I was a little girl, it was my dream to stand on stage and present my own event one day.
I discovered my love for music at the age of 5, when I started taking piano lessons at the music school.
As the granddaughter of the Innsbruck jazz legend on the piano, Artur Rogger, I gained an early insight into the jazz scene. Since I am very enthusiastic about instruments, I later learned the clarinet and saxophone to make music together with my grandpa.
At the age of 20 I met the Tyrolean boogie pianist Robert Roth and started taking lessons with him.
Boogie Woogie, known primarily as a dance, had me under its spell immediately.
Since almost every boogie pianist organizes his own festival and invites pianists from all over the world once a year, I decided 2 years later to start my own festival, “Kathi’s Boogie and Jazz Festival”.
The festival should become a meeting place for all music lovers of all ages and provide happy hours for all visitors.