Piano Phil DeVille

Boogie, Blues, and Stride

Phil has performed with such diverse talents as Donovan, Freddy Fender, Little Anthony, The Shirelles, The Crystals, Bo Diddley, Bellevue Cadillac, Chandler Travis, and Junior Walker.

The current show, honed during an extended residence at the world-renowned Paris Blues nightclub in Harlem, features hit songs of the prohibition era that kept revelers hopping 'til dawn. Original blues, boogie, and stride piano songs in a prohibition-era style are sprinkled throughout the performance.

In the early 20th century during the days of prohibition, piano men ruled the Harlem music scene. James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, and Willie "The Lion" Smith were among the great virtuosos who held court in that thriving musical landscape of nightclubs, speakeasies, and rent parties. Phil DeVille brings back those jumping days. 

In our jaded modern age it's refreshing to revisit a time when musicians played their tails off, truly entertained, and drew an audience's attention without having to drown out their conversations. Why not have a cocktail, and sit back and relax with Phil DeVille?