Erwin Helfer

Erwin Helfer

Tue · December 4 2018

7:30 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)


This event is 21 and over

Erwin Helfer
Erwin Helfer
Erwin Helfer, a Chicago boogie woogie innovator and master, has been forging his own piano music legacy. Erwin has been playing and performing for over forty years. The sounds and personalities of past boogie woogie and blues pianists have nurtured Erwin's musical growth. For many years, Erwin accompanied Mama Yancey, the wife of Chicago blues piano patriarch Jimmy "Papa" Yancey, and later recorded one album with her. He was also mentored and influenced by Cripple Clarence Lofton, Speckled Red, and Sunnyland Slim.

“a bona-fide Chicago treasure”
Howard Reich, The Chicago Tribune

$4 Goose IPA cans all night.
Venue Information:
The Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618