Every musician loves to introduce talented people to something new…
Have you ever had the pleasure of introducing someone to a brand new genre of music? Have you had the thrill in seeing someone’s eyes light up when they connect to a new song? Then you know why this video is such a delight to see, as this young woman gets her first taste of Boogie-Woogie.
What makes Boogie-woogie special is how it lifts your soul and gets listeners to tap their feet.
Boogie-woogie is a form of jazz that got its start in the 1870s. But it didn’t really hit its stride until the 1920s. Even with this long lineage and with some people growing up listening to the style, many people have never even heard of it. So it means different things to different people.
As one YouTube viewer said:
“My first memories of music are of boogie woogie, love it! Loved watching and hearing my grandmother play it! Damn that feels good!”
And one of the biggest champions of Boogie-woogie is YouTube star Brendan Kavanagh, who plays impromptu boogie-woogie music, often in…
Kavanagh loves boogie-woogie and he works to share his love by playing out in public.
What makes his videos fun is how he’ll dress up in disguises to hide who he is. He’s played music as a doctor, a construction worker, a police officer, and other similar outfits.
But in this video, Kavanagh is disguised as just a normal guy in a black hoodie and shades.
So when Kavanagh shows up, the piano is already in use as a Chinese woman…
The video opens just as Kavanagh shows up to see a Chinese woman seated at the piano playing classical music. A crowd has already gathered to enjoy the woman’s talented performance. You can even see an older gentleman smiling as he watches and listens.
Kavanagh is dressed in a dark hoodie and shades to hide his appearance. He walks up, listens to the show, and then applauds the woman when she’s done. He asks about a particular song to see if she knows it and demonstrates it by playing.
Kavanagh asks the woman if she has ever heard of Boogie-woogie and she says….
Kavanagh uses the moment to connect with the woman and ask if she’s familiar with styles of jazz.
As it turns out, she’s familiar with jazz in general but has no idea what boogie-woogie is. So Kavanagh sits back down at the piano and plays a few classical melodies before ripping right into a bouncy jaunty boogie-woogie tune.
The woman can’t believe what she’s hearing and her reaction is priceless
The woman smiles and wiggles and dances from the first notes of Kavanagh’s performance.
You can see how her face lights up as her lips curl into the biggest warmest smile. She may have never heard of boogie-woogie before, but you can bet she’s happy that she’s heard it.
As the crowd cheers and hollers, Kavanagh entertains everyone while introducing them to this incredible musical genre.
Which is only fitting for a YouTube star who earns millions of views with his entertaining costumed performances.
Check out the video below to see this incredible encounter for yourself.
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