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Orange County Ragtime Society (OCRS)

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OCRS – the Orange County Ragtime Society – was formed in November, 2001, due to popular demand for local live ragtime performance following the second annual RagFest in October, 2001. Founder Eric Marchese assembled a schedule of Saturday afternoon meetings at venues such as Steamers Jazz Club, Mo’s Fullerton Music Center, Rutabegorz Restaurant and Rockin’ Taco Cantina.

OCRS musicales typically start at 1 p.m. and wind up at 4:30 p.m. and feature terrific pianists, ragtime musicians and ragtime vocalists from all over Southern California playing ragtime and ragtime-related music. The 2012 OCRS schedule features eight such performances. All eight are being held at Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe in downtown Fullerton.

The performances allow Southern Californians to hear some of the best in vintage and contemporary ragtime music. There is no cover charge or admission price required and no reservations are needed. In addition, ragtime fans can enjoy a wide variety of food and beverages from Steamers’ menu.

Steamers is located at 138 W. Commonwealth Ave. in downtown Fullerton a block west of Harbor and four blocks south of Chapman Ave., with plenty of free street and lot parking all around. For more detailed information on OCRS, contact Eric Marchese at 714-836-1104 or emarchesewriter@gmail.com.

OCRS 2013 schedule dowloadable printable PDF

OCRS Meeting Archives

Here are accounts written by Eric Marchese of each OCRS Musicale, going back to the first one in November 2001.

2013 - February, March, April, May, June, July, Sep, October, November
2012 - February, March, May, June, July, Sept, October, November
2011 - February, March, May, June, August, September, October, Novem
2010 - February, March, May, June, August, September
2009 - February, March, May, June, August, September
2008 - February, March, April, May, June, August, September
2007 - January, February, March, May, June, August, September
2006 - February, April, May, August, September
2005 - February, April, June, July, September
2004 - January, February, May, July, September
2003 - March, May, June, August, September
2002 - February, April, June, September, December
2001 - November

Bill Mitchell & jimmy Green
Bill Mitchell & Jimmy Green

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