Steve Lucky

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Blues Piano, Boogie Woogie Piano
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Steve Lucky has been playing boogie woogie and blues piano for over 5 decades, enabling a lifetime love-affair with boogie woogie, blues, swing, vintage rhythm & blues, bebop, and soul jazz.    He's the  bandleader of Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums that was a major player in the 90's retro-swing revival and is still touring the world today.  Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums CDs and compilation releases have sold well over the 100,000s over the years,

Steve has been teaching private piano lessons for 40 years and loves to help people discover and develop their inner talents through playing blues and boogie woogie  on piano and other keyboards.  A knowledgeable music historian with a degree in Anthropology, Steve Lucky conducts performance-
lectures on the history of boogie woogie and its significance to the evolution of American popular music.

Steve Lucky has recorded with and can be heard on Elvin Bishop's  "Gettin' My Grove Back" on Blind Pig Records, with Little Charlie & and the
Night Cats on Alligator Records, with John Hammond Jr. on his Grammy-nominated PointBlank/Virgin
Records release "Long As I Have You", and with Little Walter’s famous sideman, the late Dave Myers on
BlackTop Records.  He's also recorded with Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Meters founder and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, Duke Robillard, Rusty Zinn, Mark Hummel and many more.  He’s performed with Johnny Clyde Copeland, Earl King, Lowell Fulson, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Roy Gaines, Chuck Berry's pianist Johnnie Johnson, James Harman, Carol Fran, Angela Strehli, Paul de Lay, Carey Bell, and 1999 Grammy-nominee Odetta. In addition to piano, Steve Lucky is passionate about playing the Hammond B3 organ.


I'm quite flexible with my students;  I adapt  to their individual strengths and weaknesses.   I have an easy-going manner and the ability to work with different levels of piano skills.

 I teach by ear!  None of the great boogie woogie or blues pianists ever learned to play this style by reading music.  They learned by listening to recordings and watching other pianists play.  That's exactly how you can learn from me, with the added modern advantage of zoom recording my examples and seeing exactly what my fingers are doing on your screen.  That's a lot better than the way I learned, which was by repeatedly listening to vinyl LPs, 45s, and cassette tapes and having to guess what the pianists' fingers were doing!

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