Our 2013 RagFest Performers
RagFest 2013 is thrilled to present the Heliotrope
Ragtime Orchestra, the San Diego-based ragtime orchestra that
has entertained festival audiences since 2005.
If you love vocal ragtime, you’ll be delighted by the vaudeville
team of Evans & Rogers, featuring Sharon Evans and Rick Rogers.
Ragtime vocalist Erika C. Miller has become a festival favorite
and will be featured throughout the weekend. Perhaps the most
exciting and ambitious act to be presented at RagFest each year
is that of Brad Kay & Those Syncopating Songbirds. Brad is
a pianist, arranger, collector and historian, and his shows feature
unusual and obscure vocal numbers from the dawn of the 20th century,
sung by a talented collection of singers who are also terrific
This year’s festival also, of course, features its share
of solo pianists. Many of these, such as Andrew Barrett, Vincent
Johnson and Eric Marchese, are also talented composers of contemporary
ragtime piano music. Pianist, collector and historian Bob Pinsker
brings his vast and deep knowledge to RagFest each year and is
often heard playing his violin or singing a vintage ragtime song
while accompanying himself on piano. The weekend’s other
solo pianists are Shirley Case and Gary Rametta John Reed-Torres
and Ryan Wishner.
Here are the performers for RagFest 2013. Click
on the links to see more information.
piano, washboard, drums
Brad Kay, piano,
Erika C. Miller,
& Rogers, vaudevillians
Kay and Those Syncopating Songbirds, vaudevillians
Ragtime Orchestra, ragtime band
The California Feetwarmers, band
Janet Klein and
her Parlor Boys, vintage band
Tom Marion and
his Ragtime String Trio, ragtime band
While not a ragtime musical performer,
Storm Case often captures the moment with his visual artwork.
See some examples here.
We lost Nan Bostick last year and remember
her with a special memorial page - We