DEARBORN — Pianist Matthew Ball, known as “The Boogie Woogie Kid,” will kick off the third season of “Music at Cherry Hill.” The annual concert series is presented by Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church, 24110 Cherry Hill Road.
Ball will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 29, on Cherry Hill’s Bosendorfer Imperial Grand Piano. Admission is free; freewill offering will be welcome.
Called the “fastest fingers in the Midwest,” Ball performs an upbeat program of Boogie-n-Blues and Jazz-n-Ragtime favorites from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s with arrangements of American classics. He also writes and signs songs in the spirit of the era.
A graduate of Oakland University and The University of Detroit, Ball holds degrees in music, history and law. While at Oakland University, he trained with the internationally renowned classical pianist Flavio Varani.
A former attorney, Ball left law practice to become a blues and boogie-woogie performing artist after attending and being inspired by a hometown boogie-woogie festival in 2001.
Ball has performed in 10 states and has been featured on a variety of radio and television shows throughout Michigan. In 2017, he performed a children’s program with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. YouTube views of Ball’s performances now total more than four million.
For additional information, call the Rev. Mark Phillips at 313-563-4800.