THE ART VAN DAMME STORY
With The Art Van Damme Quintet
PART 1 Original Quintet on the Dave Garroway-at-large Show 1951
This part of the?DVD shows Art with the original Quintet playing Perdido and I Know What You Know on the Dave Garroway Show.
PART 2 "Luncheon with a Legend" Quintet in Oslo, Norway 1991
Here, Art Van Damme is interviewed and tells how he began his career playing Accordion. He continues by telling his view when asked if Accordion has been accepted as a jazz instrument. Also, Art accompanied by a Swedish group of musicians on Vibes, Guitar, Bass, and Drums, plays some of his most requested songs. They are Gone With The Winds, Makin Whoopee, Laura, That Old Feeling, All The Things You Are, and Ecstasy.
PART 3 The Final Performance, Art?s 75 th Birthday Celebration in Detroit. Michigan, April 9 th , 1995
In Michigan on April 9 th , musicians from all around the country came to help Art celebrate his 75 th birthday and his final performance. In performing with Bass and Drums, Art plays some familiar jazz songs, You Stepped Out Of A Dream, Don?t Get Around Much Anymore, and Lonesome Road. Here he shows his full control of the instrument with his dynamics and incredible speed causing every note to be distinctive.
DISCOGRAPHY The Art Van Damme Quintet
This a 37 page biographical summary of Art?s complete musical career. It includes photos, dates, summary of events, and a complete list of every recording that Art has ever made.
LIVE IN BRAZIL With The Art Van Damme Quintet
This is the latest video of Art performing live at the TIM Festival in San Juan Brazil on November 7, 2004. In this video, Art plays 16 of his favorate songs such as Softly as in a Morning Sunrise, Bye Bye Blackbird, Here's That Rainy Day, Robbin's Nest, Cute, Green Dolphin Street, Lonesome Road, That Old Feeling, Gone With The Wind, All The Things You Are, and more.?The video is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long and is available on? DVD. The LIVE IN BRAZIL DVD is only available from this Website?.?
LIVE IN BERLIN? with The Art Van Damme Quintet
?Here Art performed with the Quintet live at the Berlin Jazz Concert back in 1988. This one of the best live perfomances that Art ever did. The musicians that played with Art were superb.