Piano Starts Here: The Music of Ragtime From a Jazz Lens, featuring Ray Skjelbred presented by KNKX | KNKX

Event Details

  • May 20, 2020
  • 7:30 pm
  • $12 adv/$15 dos/$5 students (door only with student ID)
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Event Description

Ragtime is the musical predecessor to the music we call jazz, and was wildly popular in its time, bringing unprecedented publishing success to African American composers such as Scott Joplin and James Scott. The first jazz and stride pianists-Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Luckey Roberts etc. grew up on ragtime, and we’ll explore that legacy.