Peter the Elephant

Has this elephant had Boogie Woogie Piano lessons with John?

We’ve all heard the excuses as to why people can’t play piano. :-)  All fingers and thumbs, too clumsy etc, but at least we have fingers and thumbs!

Check out Peter the elephant from Thailand.  He is doing his very best to duet with his master on the piano, and not doing a bad job with his trunk.

In fact….Dr John is currently in Thailand….I wonder if Peter the elephant has had some lessons with him?  Or maybe he has already joined our Boogie Woogie Piano membership!

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  • Trevor

    November 12, 2013

    John can teach anyone to play, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this was one of his students! :-)

  • J

    November 12, 2013

    Lovely story, I don’t recognize that particular elephant but I have met a few of the fine fellows in this last year.

    As you point out I have been touring Thailand a lot in the last 12 months and along with other jobs have been performing and teaching Boogie Woogie Piano. With those beautiful ears there is every chance that the elephant has heard some of the music and been inspired to improvise in what we would technically describe as a rhythmical rather than melodic performance. Works fine for me.

    John.

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