West Coast Ragtime Society
Dedicated to the preservation and promtion of Ragtime and vintage American music.
Updated 10/4/05
Prior Update 10/2/05
Festival XIX Performer Pictures
The 19th annual West Coast Ragtime Festival will be held November 18-20, 2005 at the Red Lion's Sacramento Inn in Sacramento, California.  Below is the Photo Gallery of the performers. For biographical information click on the performer's name or photo. As other performers are added to the lineup the page will be updated.
Performers. The performers listed in the tables below will appear at the Festival. indicates that the entry has been added with this update.

Individual Performers

Susann Almasi (youth)
Clayton, California
John Arpin
Toronto, Canada
Andrew Barrett (youth)
Costa Mesa, California
Mimi Blais
Montréal, Canada
Tom Bopp
Fish Camp, California
Nan Bostick
Menlo Park, California
Chris & Jack Bradshaw
Gilroy, California
Tom Brier
Sacramento, California
Jared DiBartolomeo (youth)
Pleasant Hill, California
Neville Dickie
Surrey, England
Marty Eggers
Oakland, California
Candace Fazzio
Gilroy, California
Dan Grinstead
Seattle, Washington
Alex Hassan
Falls Church, Virginia
Frederick Hodges
 Berkeley, California
Nora Hulse
Lake Ozark, Missouri
Hal Isbitz
Santa Barbara, California
Carl Sonny Leyland
New Cuyama, California
  Colin McAllister
San Diego, California
  Morris Palter
La Jolla, California
John Partridge
Richmond, California
John Petley
Germantown, Maryland
Nancy Piver & Stanley Stern
Los Osos, California
  Jim Radloff
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Alan Rea & Sylvia O’Neill
Fresno, California
David Thomas Roberts
Walnut Creek, California
John Royen
New Orleans, Louisiana
Alex Sandor
Superior, Wisconsin
Ray Skjelbred
Oakland, California
Hal Smith
La Jolla, California
Emily Sprague (youth)
Chesterfield, Missouri
Adam Swanson (youth)
Dansville, Michigan
Trebor Tichenor
St. Louis, Missouri
Virginia Tichenor
Oakland, California
Ian Whitcomb
Altadena, California
Kitty Wilson
Los Altos, California
Adam Yarian (youth)
Bowie, Maryland
  Dick Zimmerman
Loves Park, Illinois
Bohem Ragtime Jazzband
Kecskemét, Hungary
Bub and Petra Sullivan
with Robyn & Steve Drivon
Sacramento, California
Carl Sonny Leyland Trio
Hal Smith (drums) & Marty
Eggers  (bass)
New Cuyama, California
Pacific Coast Ragtime

with Helen Burns
Pacifica, California
Porcupine Ragtime Ensemble
with Elliot Adams (piano)
Sacramento, California
Ray Skjelbred & Friends
Marty Eggers (bass); 
Hal Smith (drums)
Oakland, CA
St. Louis Ragtimers
St. Louis, Missouri
  Tichenor Family Trio
St. Louis, MO; Oakland, CA

Seminar Leaders & Topics

Frederick Hodges
"George L. Cobb, the Tuneful Yankee: A
Musical Life and Career"
Nora Hulse
"New Women in Ragtime Discoveries"
Hal Isbitz
"Composing Ragtime"
Morris Palter
"Novelty Ragtime Xylophone Music
and George Hamilton Green"
Ray Skjelbred
"Kansas City" Frank Melrose – Free Spirit and Master of Barrelhouse Piano
Richard Zimmerman
"Louisville Ragtime - Including the Rags
of Al Marzian & Mark Janza"
Dance Instructors
Richard Duree & Ruth Levin
Costa Mesa, California
Cynthia Glinka
San Francisco, California
Bruce Mitchell
Cool, California

Click on pictures in the Photo Gallery to bring up biographical information and larger pictures.



Dance Instructors

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