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Concert Bookings and Appearance Schedule
for Bill Edwards
2015 DatesVenueLinkMap
November 18-21 West Coast Ragtime Festival, Sacramento, CA
Seminar on publishers and performances with
some of the best players in the world.
January 17, 2016 The American Theatre - Silent Films and Ragtime
Our Hospitality with Buster Keaton
January 31, 2016 Northern Virginia Ragtime Society - Solo Concert
Jordan Kitts, Merrifield, VA
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Bill Edwards was previously at these ragtime events (some private events excluded)
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January 8The American Theatre - Silent Filmswww.hamptonarts.net
May 25Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag
Contest, Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 22-24 41st World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition,
Peoria, IL. Final Edition (?)
June 3-6Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Seminar on Improvisation by Composers, Two Concerts
Various Venues; Best Western
July 11-12Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Stage performances, silent Films, ragtime cutting contest
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April 24-27Zehnders Ragtime Festival, Frankenmuth, MI, Host Bob Milne
Two or more Concerts. Includes Bill,
Dave Majchrzak, Jeff and Anne Barnhart, and Kerry Price
May 23Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag
Contest, Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 23-25 World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, Peoria, ILwww.oldtimepianocontest.org
June 6-10Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Seminar on Ragtime Genealogy Research, Two Concerts
Various Venues; Best Western
June 10-12Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, MO
Presentation of Award-Winning New Rag,
Other Stage Appearances
July 12-13Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Stage performances, silent Films, ragtime cutting contest
November 16The American Theatre - Silent Filmshttp://www.hamptonarts.net
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Bill Edwards regularly performs Ragtime and Jazz at Festivals and all manner of shows across the US and Canada. He is often available at non-festival times with a bit of advance booking, is easy to work with provides some of the publicity material AND publicity, and has many top-notch references.

Bill can be available for the following types of events or a combination thereof both in the US and abroad:

  • Festival appearances and seminars
  • Ragtime Concerts in Auditoriums or Town Hall Venues
  • Private Parties and Home Concerts
  • Industrials Such as Company Parties Complete With Tailored Content
  • Educational Institutions from Elementary to University
  • Television/Radio Appearances
  • Film Scores in a Variety of Genres, As Well As Performances
  • Silent Film Accompaniments

Shows and Seminars can also be tailored, if desired, to some of the following:

  • Ragtime Composers
  • Ragtime Styles
  • Classical Music in Ragtime
  • Early Traditional and non-Traditional Jazz
  • Ragtime and the Begining of the Music Industry as an Industry
  • Sheet Music Cover Artists and Art
  • Sheet Music Collection and Preservation
  • Honky-Tonk Piano of the 1950s
  • Giving Musical Voice to Silent Films

Stage shows include a variety of elements including some audience participation, multiple styles of ragtime piano rags and songs, the occasional classical or pop interlude, comedy and family-friendly humor, silent film shorts if a screen is available, and a satisfied and happy audience at the end of the performance. Needs are also minimal. A piano and/or sound can be provided in certain situations for extra, but otherwise just a piano (or two), sound, screen for A/V elements and Films, and an audience.

Seminars and Workshops can be incorporated into personal appearances which can also include visits to schools relating the importance of ragtime as the first truly American Music evolved into the musical styles heard today. Needs for those are also minimal, as above. References from those who have seen presentations are readily avilable.

As an Added Bonus, you can also get an evening of two piano action when Marty Mincer joins forces with Bill and they become The All American Ragtime Boys. A drummer and tuba player can also be added for an even more exciting show, if that seems possible.

The All American Ragtime Boys in Philipsburg, Kansas
Bill and Marty in Philipsburg, Kansas in October 2006

With very little coaxing, Bill can also be available for your special event or an engaging concert appearance in your town. For more information on any of the shows you may view or download Billís Ragtime Show Information Packet from the buttons below the form. You may also e-mail him any time at . You may also use the form below to receive more information on how to make this event possible. Please remember that a correct and working email address is important because if it is incorrect this will just serve to frustrate all parties because communication is not possible. We don't believe in SPAM (although Santa and Disney are still at the top of our list) and refuse to engage in it, so post with confidence.

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Bill Edwards has appeared one or more times in the following venues:
Scott Joplin Festival, Sedalia, MO
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing, Peoria, IL
Eau Claire Ragtime Festival, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Grand International Ragtime/Jasstime, Alexandria Bay, NY
Eagles and Ivories, Muscatine, IA
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Carthage Ragtime Festival, Carthage, MO
Hot Piano Society of New York, Brooklyn, NY
New Oxford Ragtime Festival, New Oxford, PA
Diamond Belle Saloon, Strater Hotel, Durango, CO
The Fish Market/Il Porto, Alexandria, VA
Northwest University, Maryville, MO
Arts Festival, New York Mills, MN
Harley Owner's Group (H.O.G.) National Rally
Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
Red Onion Saloon, Skagway, Alaska
Zehnders Ragtime Festival, Frankenmuth, MI.
Northern Virginia Ragtime Society, Falls Church, VA
Rose Leaf Classic Ragtime Society, Monrovia, CA
Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival, East Broad Top, PA
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA
Carolina Ragtime Contest, Charlotte, NC
Scott Joplin House, St. Louis, MO
Maple Leaf Club/Old Town Music Hall, El Segundo, CA
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, Dearborn, MI
Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Annual Ragtime Bash, Toronto, Ontario
Missouri State Fairgrounds Arena, Sedalia, MO
Potomac River Jazz Club Festival, Arlington, VA
Educational Broadcasts to Europe/South America
The Ragtime Machine with David Reffkin on KUSF
Jack Rummel's Ragtime America on KGNU
Syncopation Station with Vann Ford on KDHX
Plus numerous concert appearances in towns and cities across the United States.

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Max Morath Dick Hyman Dick Zimmerman
Paul Lingle Wally Rose Lu Watters
James P. Johnson Tony Caramia Squirrel Nut Zippers
Marcus Roberts Butch Thompson Jelly Roll Morton
Glenn Jenks Sue Keller Fats Waller
The Good Time Jazz Catalog and Bill's personal favorites, The Firehouse Five+2!

And don't miss these movies which include some ragtime music:
The Jazz Singer The Sting
Alexander's Ragtime Band Scott Joplin
The Legend of 1900 Ragtime
For Me and My Gal Meet Me In St. Louis
In the Good Old Summertime Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The Jolson Story Jolson Sings Again
Cheaper by the Dozen San Francisco
Somewhere in Time Titanic (1953)
The Other Pretty Baby
42nd Street Reds
The Son of Kong Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Cheyenne Social Club The Shootist
How To Dance Through Time - Dances of the Ragtime Era

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