Rose Leaf Ragtime Club, Orange County Ragtime Society and Friends
of Jazz are proud to present RagFest 2015 on October 17th and
18th in downtown Fullerton.
This year’s festival features
two full days of music at an all-new venue, FCLO Music Theatre’s
rehearsal hall at 218 W. Commonwealth Ave. So circle October 17th
and 18th on your calendars, dust off your finest Edwardian-era
finery and get ready for Orange County’s 15th ragtime music
On both days, the main stage will feature
continuous entertainment from noon to 6 p.m. Guests will also
be able to hang out in the beautiful lobby and listen to various
ragtimers play an antique upright piano.
Among the headliners are super-talented
ragtime pianists Andrew Barrett, Paul Orsi, Vincent Johnson and
Brad Kay will bring his usual blend
of obscure piano pieces, vocal numbers and offbeat humor. Lovers
of vocal ragtime will enjoy the talents of Erika C. Miller on
Saturday, with more great vocal music from the socko vaudeville
duo of Evans & Rogers, featured on both days.
The Tom Marion String Trio is back
for a second RagFest appearance after making a hit at last year’s
festival. More great ragtime string music will be heard by guitarist
Phil Cannon, making his RagFest debut.
Plenty of great solo piano will be
heard all weekend from the flying fingers of Shirley Case, Doug
Haise, Bill Mitchell, Gary Rametta and Ryan Wishner. Festival
founder Eric Marchese will also play piano while hosting and MCing
Admission to RagFest is $10 per person
per day, payable at the door. We won’t be taking any reservations
in advance, so all seating will be on a first-come, first-seated
basis. Payment can be made at the door with cash or by checks
made out to Friends of Jazz.
For more information and details regarding
RagFest, contact Eric Marchese at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Musicians to be featured at RagFest
2015: Andrew Barrett, Phil
Cannon, Evans &
Rogers, Shirley Case,
Doug Haise, Vincent
Johnson, Brad Kay, Eric
Marchese, Tom Marion String
Trio, Erika C. Miller,
Bill Mitchell, Paul
Orsi, Bob Pinsker, Gary
Rametta, Ryan Wishner.
For the complete schedule
of RagFest 2015, click here.