Label: The Musical Wonder House - none,The Merry Music Box - none • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Ragtime
Elliott Adams has been playing ragtime since age 10 and is now known internationally as a ragtime player, collector, historian, writer, and composer. His extensive collection of ragtime, blues, and early jazz sheet music is available to researchers, musicians, and publishers. He has several notable solo recordings on the Stomp Off and PianoMania labels. Elliott is an intrepid golfer and a practicing dermatologist.
Patrick Aranda is one of ragtime's most entertaining and talented performers. He plays a mean piano, sings, performs on trombone, tuba, and who knows what all not necessarily all at onceand has a huge ragtime repertoire, including the most difficult and flashy novelty-style rags, plus classic Danilo Konvalinka - Ragtime Jubilee - 21 Lively Rags , Worrying The Life Out Of Me - Chet Baker & Crew - Chet Baker And His Crew stride compositions, and favorite tunes from the Tin Pan Alley era.
Fans can currently see him perform at Danilo Konvalinka - Ragtime Jubilee - 21 Lively Rags as main Street's Ragtime pianist on Fridays and Saturdays. He also stays busy directing at least three musicals a year. He made his Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival debut in and has been invited back by popular demand ever since. In he was among the modern ragtime composers we honored at our Festival, having created several of his own ragtime pieces, including one inspired by his Sutter Creek debut.
In his spare time, Patrick plays trombone in his brother's Salsa band; performs with several Southern California Dixieland groups, and, has recorded his own solo CD. In addition to being chair of the music department at the college, he has also been performing steadily in a band with Amanda Castro throughout Southern California.
Jack and Chris Bradshaw. Jack and Chris Bradshawragtime piano duo artists from Gilroy, Calif. Jack's four-hand arrangements of popular rags, cakewalks, marches and novelty numbers are played with a sparkle reminiscent of old-time piano rolls.
The rollicking road to ragtime thus far has taken them to 11 states and Canada. Jack also plays classic and new ragtime solos to round out their programs. Tom Brier. This composing genius and pianist extraordinaire hails from Oakdale, a Central Valley farming community south of Sacramento.
Tom caught the ragtime bug when his parents purchased a Schubert mechanical player. He was only 4, but when he started picking out tunes he heard on the piano rolls, his parents immediately found him a piano teacher. Soon Tom was notating his own music and by age 11, he had composed nearly a dozen rags.
Today he has well over ragtime compositions to his name more than if collaborations with other composers are countedall remarkably original but clearly demonstrating his depth of understanding of early ragtime subtleties. Inat age 14, Brier made his first appearance at the Sacramento Ragtime Society meeting, blowing everyone away with his signature rapid-fire left hand runs. He has recorded six CDs, has a vast ragtime sheet music collection, is noted for performing and popularizing extremely rare but wonderful rags, and for inspiring pianists to attempt to keep up with him.
Diego Bustamante. Diego Bustamanteage 15, has been playing piano for eight and a half years. He lives in Paradise, Calif. Robert Bowman.
Like so many others before him, Diego's interest in ragtime began when he heard The Entertainer by Scott Joplin. His interests outside of ragtime include birding and skiing. Amanda Castro is a young jazz singer specializing in vintage jazz music from to They appear every Danilo Konvalinka - Ragtime Jubilee - 21 Lively Rags playing New Orleans and vintage jazz. They also perform a few times per month at the Beverly Hills Montage Hotel, as well as local jazz clubs, restaurants and private events.
Last September, they appeared Nu Sunt Cuminte - Anda Adam - Confidential concert with jazz trumpet plater and time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval. They also had a television appearance on Good Day L.
Visit her web site, amandacastro. Michael Chisholm is from Houston, Texas, and has grown up in a musically appreciative family. His first music training was in middle school, where he learned to play the xylophone and marimba. Eventually, he graduated to piano. From that moment, he knew ragtime was his style of music. Since then, he has composed over 50 rags and has started collecting the original prints of ragtime sheet music. Besides piano, Michael likes to rag out on the flute, piccolo, and clarinet.
Kylan deGhetaldi is from Santa Cruz, California. Raised in a musical family, he discovered Scott Joplin at a young age and there was no turning back. Although Danilo Konvalinka - Ragtime Jubilee - 21 Lively Rags continued studying classical and jazz, eventually at both Oberlin and UC Santa Cruz, his passion remains playing the styles of ragtime, novelty, and stride piano. Kylan also has developed a small following on the internet, most notably his YouTube channel which has amassed nearly 2 million views.
A church organist, Kylan also enjoys composing choral music. His other nerdy passion is word games, inspiring him to become, of all things, a tournament Scrabble and Boggle player. The Drivons Robyn and Steve. Soon after, Steve joined in playing trombone, and their new love for ragtime was born. The Drivons have since become known to many ragtime fans and musicians as familiar and welcomed performers in a number of festivals and concerts in California.
Since the Sutter Creek Festival, the Drivons have played by themselves as a duo. With Robyn on tuba, Soul Man - Luca Ronka - Soul Man will sing some of their favorite ragtime era songs while adding rhythm and chords on tenor guitar.
Robyn Drivon has played the tuba since she was 10 years old, and has now oompahed with orchestras, symphonic bands, and brass ensembles in California and the Midwest, including several European tours. An accomplished tubist, Robyn relinquished her position with the Stockton Symphony in to begin law school. In she and hubby Steve moved to Woodland, Calif.
Since entering the Ragtime scene, Robyn Sin - Trial - Live In Concert (VHS) started studying the piano, and loves it! The grand kids call her "Nama". Steve "Pops" Drivon has enjoyed a career's worth of traditional jazz, early American pop, and band music accomplishments. He now spends much of the Danilo Konvalinka - Ragtime Jubilee - 21 Lively Rags on the road singing and playing washboard and slidewhistle.
Steve has toured since the s with the Port City Jazz Band as well as the last 11 years with the Washboard Wizardz. Marty Eggers. Marty Eggers is well known on the West Coast as a top-notch ragtime pianist and bassist. Marty's music career began in Sacramento where as a teenager he helped found the Sacramento Ragtime Society in His talent and versatility have led him into several varied and prestigious engagements, from recording with traditional jazz legend Bob Helm to touring Germany with Hal Smith's Rhythm Cats to playing in backup bands for both Leon Redbone and Butch Thompson.
Marty, from Oakland, Calif. Terry Waldo describes Marty as having "an encyclopedic knowledge of the ragtime and early jazz repertoire. Frederick Hodges. Repeated exposure to the rollicking ragtime rhythms of player pianos and 78 rpm phonograph records sealed his fate and he set out to master the ragtime playing styles that had captivated him.
While still an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, he was hired as pianist for the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, for which he has played for 20 years. He also performs with the Peter Mintun Orchestra, with jazz ensembles, and as a soloist. Carl Sonny Leyland. Plus he sings! Born in the south of England inSonny took up piano at age Fascinated by Various - Classic Folk Music Of China style, Sonny traced it back to its Barrelhouse roots, incorporating the stylings of Jimmy Yancey, Cow Cow Davenport, Little Brother Montgomery and other notables into his own playing.
Following a trip out west inSonny relocated to California. He now resides with his wife in New Cuyama, CA. Edward Maraga was born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif. He started playing piano when he was 16 but didn't play ragtime until after hearing and seeing various performers on YouTube. He first played Joplin pieces but now moves toward other composers and claims Brun Campbell and folk rags to be his ultimate favorite.
He has also written three classic ragtime pieces, and has self-published them for others to enjoy his style of technique. Besides playing ragtime, Edward directs short films and strives to be a filmmaker like his idol, John Hughes.
He graduated from the Art Institute of California, Hollywood, in December with a degree in filmmaking and screenwriting. In his spare time, Edward reads, plays piano, writes rags, spec scripts, and of course films.
Jonathan Meredith has been playing finger-style ragtime guitar for about 40 years. He plays both nylon- and steel-string guitars for both classical rags and parlor rags as well as ragtime arrangements of Danilo Konvalinka - Ragtime Jubilee - 21 Lively Rags , popular, jazz, and novelty tunes from the '30s and '40s.
He plays in and around the foothill Come On, Baby!
- Don Neelys Royal Society Jazz Orchestra - Dont Bring Lulu of Nevada City and Grass Valley. Allen's "Boukay" adds a bottom to rags, novelty tunes, or jug-band-style songs. Burning Flame - Steel Pulse - Caught You can be seen sitting in with a number of different groups from the Sacramento Ragtime Society.
Larisa Migachyov. Larisa Migachyov has played the piano all her life and discovered ragtime inwhen she joined the San Antonio Ragtime Society. She has composed more than 20 rags and performed at various festivals around the country.
She recently passed the California Bar Exam and has started her own firm specializing in patent law. Stevens Price. He is proud to be able to bring his love for ragtime music to the Mother Lode. He grew up around music — singing in church by age 8 and Danilo Konvalinka - Ragtime Jubilee - 21 Lively Rags in choirs thereafter, all the way through his college career.
He started picking out tunes on the piano Danilo Konvalinka - Ragtime Jubilee - 21 Lively Rags hearing his dad perform "boogie woogie" on the family piano. Soon, Stevens began picking out music, and by age 12 he was playing boogie and other styles as a self-taught artist.
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