Hal Smith

https://halsmithmusic.com Hal Smith took up the drums in 1963, and became a full-time professional musician in 1978. He has played with many of the best Traditional Jazz and Swing bands including the Dukes of Dixieland, Jim Cullum’s Jazz Band, Butch Thompson Trio, Grand Dominion Jazz … Continue readingHal Smith

Dave Bennett

http://davebennett.com/ Dave Bennett doesn’t fit the mold. For starters, you don’t find many jazz clarinet players who name Alice Cooper, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Chris Isaak among their influences. You also won’t find many musicians who are equally conversant with the music of Benny Goodman … Continue readingDave Bennett

Martin Spitznagel

https://www.martinspitznagel.com/ PHOTOS | VIDEOS Whether performing the masterworks of Scott Joplin or the score to Star Wars, Martin Spitznagel is truly at home on the piano bench. ​A sought-after performer and decorated composer, he found success early, winning a Yamaha Disklavier at the age of 14 … Continue readingMartin Spitznagel

Larisa Migachyov

Larisa Migachyov was born in Russia and began her classical piano training at the age of 5. After immigrating to the United States, she quit music for many years, until, by pure chance, she saw a flyer advertising the San Antonio Ragtime Society on a … Continue readingLarisa Migachyov

Richard Zimmerman

VIDEOS Richard Zimmerman, ragtime performer, historian, author and producer, has single-handedly been greatly responsible for the recent worldwide revival of Ragtime. He recorded THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SCOTT JOPLIN and more recently THE COLLECTOR’S HISTORY OF RAGTIME. Both are considered to be milestones in the … Continue readingRichard Zimmerman

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Terry Waldo

http://www.terrywaldo.com/ PHOTOS | VIDEOS Terry Waldo is considered one of America’s premiere performers and presenters of ragtime and early jazz. Known for his virtuoso ragtime and stride piano playing, charming vocals, and disarming wit, Waldo is the protégé of the legendary Eubie Blake, who called Waldo … Continue readingTerry Waldo

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Stephanie Trick

http://www.stephanietrick.com/ PHOTOS Stephanie Trick “has come to practically dominate the stride piano field,” notes reviewer Jack Rummel. With a swinging approach that includes boogie woogie and blues from the late ’20s era plus Fats Waller and Ralph Sutton, Stephanie was the 2012 recipient of the … Continue readingStephanie Trick

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Virginia Tichenor

PHOTOS | VIDEOS Virginia Tichenor is daughter of ragtime scholar Trebor Tichenor and past-president of the West Coast Ragtime Society. Wife of bassist and pianist Marty Eggers, Tichenor plays gigs with the Tichenor Family Trio, California’s Devil Mountain Jazz Band, and as a solo pianist at … Continue readingVirginia Tichenor

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Butch Thompson

http://www.butchthompson.com/ PHOTOS | VIDEOS Butch Thompson is one of the most prominent musicians in traditional jazz. Born in Marine-on-St. Croix, Minnesota, he was playing Christmas carols on his mother’s upright piano by age three, and began lessons at six. He picked up the clarinet in high … Continue readingButch Thompson

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