History Live Durango — A Brief History of Ragtime and Jazz

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The Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable has coordinated a month of history, anthropological, and archaeological events in La Plata County this September.

Presented by Pine River Arts at the Walchak Residence
Contact: Shelley Walchak, swalchak@gmail.com, 303.941.4012,

Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost pianists and historians of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States and abroad, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with Michael Feinstein. For this event Adam will briefly discuss the history of ragtime leading up to jazz while playing accompanying music on the piano. Tickets at www.pineriverarts.org.


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