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:
Shows and Seminars can also be tailored, if desired, to some of the following:
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.
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 Bill’s 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.
|Bill Edwards has appeared one or more times in the following venues:|
Scott Joplin Festival, Sedalia, MO
Scott Joplin Foundation Artist in Residence, 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|
West Coast Ragtime Festival, Sacramento, CA
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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