Born in Germany in 1977, Michael Kaeshammer (pictured) began studying classical music as a child. His instrument of choice? The piano. Once he discovered boogie woogie, blues and jazz as a teenager that became his focus. Since moving to Canada with his family in the mid-90s, he’s carved a solid career for himself, releasing six albums and performing at all sorts of festivals and special events.

Tonight, as part of the Regina Folk Festival Concert Series, Haeshammer is at the Exchange. Backing him up is Canadian singer-songwriter Jill Barber who also has a flair for jazz and blues.

Here’s video of Kaeshammer performing “Hamp’s Boogie” at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. And for fans of Barber, here’s her video for “Chances”. Tix are $22.50 adv., $27 door.

Also on tonight, the Regina Symphony Orchestra is presenting Classics for Skeptics at Conexus Arts Centre (8 p.m.) as part of its Masterworks series. When it comes to classical music, I wouldn’t describe myself as a skeptic. But neither am I an expert. I’ll be in attendance, though, and I’ll review the concert on our blog.