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The International Boogie Woogie Festival Holland 2012 takes place on Saturday March 17th 2012 in Hotel Heerlickheijd van Ermelo.

The show starts at 20:00 PM and ends at 0:00 AM.


Grande Finale International Boogie Woogie Festival

Piano Masterclass (for the Dance Workshop, please see below...)

Saturday afternoon, March 17th 2012 between 14:30 and 15:30 PM, before the festival evening, Stichting Boogie Promotions Holland organizes a Piano Masterclass by Han van Dam (NL). Han will be playing the piano and tell about boogie, blues piano and his views and experiences. The Masterclass is in Dutch.

The Masterclass is open for everybody and primarily meant to be attended by enthusiasts, fans and for piano players (amateurs and professionals).

Make your reservation now for this fun and educational opportunity! To make your reservation, please click here.

In addition to the boogie woogie enthusiasts, this Masterclass also perfect for the youngsters playing piano in blues bands. Han is a specialist in playing piano in a blues band with guitarists, and will tell about the specific characteristics, keys, and history.

Han van Dam, also known as pianist Barrelhouse Bailey started in 1968 with the legendary Oscar Benton Bluesband. There were four albums on which his role in Oscar Benton was similar to the band pianist Otis Spann of Muddy Waters. From 1974 until today, Han plays in the group Barrelhouse, one of the leading blues bands in the Netherlands. Since 1974 together, they still release new albums regularly and play at many festivals.

On the 15 albums that have been released by Barrelhouse so far, Han plays excellent and his love for the piano blues from the thirties can be heard in the duets with singer Tineke Schoemaker.

Han's favorite blues and boogie woogie pianists include Jimmy Yancey, Montana Taylor, Cripple Clarence Lofton and Albert Ammons.

Enjoy the Piano Masterclass of Han van Dam. Sign up for this fun and educational afternoon! To make your reservation, please click here.

Entrance fee is € 10. Payment is cash, before the start of the Masterclass.


Bakker, mw. C. de
Blom, dhr. H.
Bon, dhr. E.G.P. van
Bon, dhr. G.E.A. van
Bon, dhr. S.G.E. van
Bon-Dijkstra, mw. M.E.C. van
Boon, dhr. R.
Bospoort, dhr. B. van de
Comaita, dhr. E.
Comaita-Rotteveel, mw. C.
Dirkse, dhr. L.
Flohr, dhr. W.
Hendriksma, dhr. D.
Hendriksma, dhr. F.

Heuckelum, dhr. L. van
Holleman, dhr. R.
Ingen, dhr. R.P.
Krabbe, dhr. R.
Kristiansen, dhr. Karl-Gunner (Zweden)
Lundh, mw. Berit (Zweden)
Meijden, dhr. T. van der
Pijl, dhr. B. van der
Schipper, dhr.
Starreveld, dhr. H.
Suttorp, dhr. B.


After the Piano Masterclass, Young Talent can perform 1 or 2 boogie woogie, piano blues or jazz songs. Also others can apply to play during the Open Stage after the Piano Masterclass. Please apply here.

The performances of the Young Talents and performances during the Open Stage are only accessible for attendants of the Piano Masterclass.


Han van Dam during his concert at the International
Boogie Woogie
Festival Holland edition 2011

Dance Workshop

Saturday afternoon, March 17th 2012 between 13:00 and 14:00 PM, Stichting Boogie Promotions Holland organizes a Dance Workshop by Jelly Germain (Paris, France).

The Masterclass is open for everybody, also for those without dance experiences.

Boogie Woogie is dance music introduced in Europe during the 1940's by American soldiers. The music people danced to was Jazz, Ragtime, Blues en Bop, at that time called Rock 'n Roll. Boogie Woogie kept a lot of its origins and the swing is unmistakenly recognizable.

You can apply for the Dance Workshop by clicking here. Entrance fee is € 10. Payment is cash, before the start of the Workshop.

Information about Jelly Germain:

Jelly Germain is a specialist in traditional authentic American tap and jazz dance styles. Jelly started his career in France at the National Conservatory of Arts and Mime Followed by studying at the school of Cirque Carre Slivia Montfort. He performed initially at the Trois Maillets Cabaret and at the Nouvelle Eve and by 1991 developed his great choreographic skills with the Holland Show ballet for the first Dutch T.V Channel “veronica”.

By 1993 he was working on projects in advertising videos, such as Coca Cola with the band Pandoras, and developing his directing skills through the Dutch dance company Rhythm Ace. He also began his teaching career with the Dance Academy of Amsterdam and by 1994 was appointed as choreographer of the Lido in Amsterdam. He worked successfully with Bruno Barry (Choreographer for the Netherlands National Ballet) and also produced the musical Mr. Bojangles of Harlem.

His solo career moved forward dramatically with starring roles in such shows as the international tour of “Riverdance”, “Black and Blue” in Broadway 1996 and variety shows back in Europe at the Sporting Club de Monaco and the Casino Rhul in Nice. Such shows gained Jelly his international reputation for solo performance, directing and choreographing great innovations for the dance world.

Not only has he developed his performance techniques, he has shown imaginative skill in leading the Spanish “Show Time” company of performers who are great exponents of a wide range of dance styles. He devised the musical “Harlem Swing” to showcase the young talents of the future and Jelly is the choreographer and leader of this dance troupe. He uses an exciting mix of styles – versatile and complex, challenging and exciting for performers and audience alike – great creativity rooted within the Boogie Woogie dance traditions.

Jelly Germain (F) is the teacher of the Dance Workshop.
Jelly will also be dancing with his group "Harlem Hoppers"
during the festival evening.

Marc Beaujour (F) and Caroline Podetti (F)

Marc Beaujour (F) and Claire Meguerditchian (F)

Jelly, Marc, Claire and Caroline will be performing perform during the festival evening.

The International Boogie Woogie Festival
Holland is supported by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds / Foundation