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David Vest

Sat. December 2nd Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8pm doors at 6pm
$20.00
David Vest and his band celebrate the life and music of the late, great Antoine "Fats" Domino, New Orleans piano legend. His debut single, "The Fat Man," is usually thought to be the first rock and roll record. Recorded in 1949, it was the first of his 37 hits, most of which sound as hip today as they did the day they were made. As Elvis Presley told us, "Everybody knows the king of rock and roll is Fats Domino."

They don’t make them as real as David Vest anymore. The son of an Alabama sharecropper, the Victoria BC resident is still going strong some 50 plus years since he first stepped on stage with the likes of Roy Orbison and Big Joe Turner. Long revered as one of the great boogie-woogie piano players, he plays it all: jazz, gospel, rock and roll, all kinds of roots music, even the odd classical number. His songs have been covered by artists ranging from Tammy Wynette to Downchild.

Vest is a three-time winner of the Maple Blues Award for Piano Player of The Year.

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David Vest (Blues/jazz/boogie-woogie)

Maple Blues Award winner David Vest performs either solo or with his all-star band at major blues festivals and clubs. He is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano pounder. He backed Big Joe Turner in the '60s, toured with Jimmy T99 Nelson, Floyd Dixon and Lavelle White, and was co-leader of the legendary Paul deLay Band, sharing vocal ... more info