Born in Los Angeles, Annieville started playing piano at age 5. She went on to discover boogie woogie and blues piano, and her inspiration to learn more about these styles was sparked by collecting old recordings of legendary pianists, including Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Otis Spann, and Professor Longhair, to name a few.
Thus began Annieville's thirst for knowledge and her continuing passion to play roots blues and boogie woogie music – a thirst we all share at the Festival.
She's been on staff previously at Centrum, and is a patient and exceptional teacher. She'll join Daryl Davis, and Judy LaPrade on our piano faculty.
If you haven't registered for the 2010 Festival, you can do so online – we hope to see you in Port Townsend come August.