West Coast Ragtime Society
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Updated 11/8/2014
Previous update 10/26/2014

Festival XXVIII Performers

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The 28th annual West Coast Ragtime Festival will be held November 21-23, 2013 at the Marriott Rancho Cordova, Rancho Cordova, California.  Below is the list of performers scheduled to appear as of 9/14/2014..
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Elliott Adams has been playing ragtime since age 10 and is now known internationally as a ragtime player, collector, historian, writer, and composer. His extensive collection of ragtime, blues, and early jazz sheet music is available to researchers, musicians, and publishers. He has several notable solo recordings on the Stomp Off and PianoMania labels. Elliott is an intrepid golfer and a practicing dermatologist.
Paolo Alderighi was born on November 5, 1980, in Milan, Italy. He earned a degree in Piano Performance from the G. Verdi Conservatory of Milan in 2000, and a degree in Economics for Arts, Culture and Media from Bocconi University in 2005. Since 1996 he performed in Italy, USA, Japan, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, France, Ireland, Hungary, Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, the United Kindom, Malta, and Morocco...more.
Cleve Baker, as a youngster after the War, was turned on to the Traditional Jazz of Lu Watters that he heard on the radio, including live ragtime played by Wally Rose, long before ragtime was revived by The Sting. He was "hooked" by the history of the music, its composers and how it has played a role in the social history of the United States. Cleve did his first paying gig at the Red Garter, during his senior year at Stanford Medical School...more.
Clint Baker, who plays New Orleans classic and revivalist jazz, is skilled not only on cornet but on trombone, alto sax, guitar, banjo, bass, tuba, and drums! On cornet his style tends to be primitive, influenced to an extent by Bunk Johnson and Kid Thomas Valentine. Baker credits Jim Borkenhagen with teaching him how to play New Orleans style, and he was encouraged along the way by Leon Oakley and Percy Humphrey. Referring to himself...more.
Jeff Barnhartwhile now a highly regarded pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, composer, pedagogue and entertainer, Jeff had very humble beginnings. Jeff began his professional career at age 14 playing and entertaining four nights a week in a restaurant in his home state of Connecticut. Here he began to learn the classic swing, jazz and ragtime repertoire of the early 20th century. Jeff put himself through college playing throughout...more

Andrew E. Barrett comes from a musical family and was brought up hearing a wide variety of music in the house, from traditional jazz and swing that is his father's favorite, to the classic rock and world music enjoyed by his uncle, to the classical music, operetta, and ragtime favored by his grandfather. Although he enjoys all of this music, Andrew really latched onto the ragtime, and, also propelled by his discovery of automatic musical  instruments and their music...more

Mimi Blais. For Mimi, ragtime music became a way to discover her many talents as an entertainer, story-teller, communicator, educator, director, actress and composer. Classically trained (started piano at age 7, then entered the Quebec City Conservatory of Music, L.Mus, B.Mus in performance & a Concert Diploma at McGill University in Montreal, where she now lives). Whatever the style of music she chooses to play, she receives unanimous praise...more.

Tom Bopp has made his living as an entertainer since 1982, performing a wide range of piano and vocal music. In spring of 1983, Tom signed on at the historic Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park, and continues to perform there nightly in the hotel’s piano parlor. Born in southern California (1957) and raised in Torrance, Tom was introduced to the keyboard by his older brother Steve, who taught him how to play Chopsticks on their parents’ newly acquired...more.

Chris & Jack Bradshaw. With 88 keys and 20 fingers at their disposal, classically trained ragtime piano duo artists, Jack and Chris, of Gilroy California, lefteously proclaim having the most piano keys held down at any one time--many of them left! Not going for speed, their quest is for clarity and classic ragtime charm as their fingers dance off the keyboard to Jack’s four-hand arrangements of popular rags, cakewalks, marches....more.
Tom Brier was born in October, 1971 in Oakdale, California, a farming community in the Great Central Valley south of Sacramento. When he was four, his parents bought an old Schubert mechanical player piano, and soon he was picking out tunes he heard on the piano rolls. Aware that their son had talent, his parents enrolled him with a local piano teacher when he was five, and in a short time he was composing and notating his own music...more.
Danny Coots - It was 1964 in upstate New York when Danny Coots began playing drums at the tender age of 6 years old. Since then, he has studied with Nick Baffaro, Rich Holly, Alan Koffman and Jim Petercsak in percussion...Danny attended The Crane School of Music and St. Lawrence University. He eventually served as adjunct faculty at St. Lawrence University, Clarkson University and Potsdam State University from the 1970s into the 1990s...more.
Jared Di Bartolommeo. An engineering graduate of University of California at Irvine, Jared helps revive ragtime for a new generation. Jared was first exposed to ragtime at the age of two when his father played the Maple Leaf Rag on the home piano. The syncopated rhythms left an impression on Jared, and at age eight he started taking formal piano lessons. Within a year and a half, he was playing The Entertainer. After receiving a folio of Scott Joplin’s rags...more.
Richard Dowling appears regularly throughout the United States in solo recitals, at chamber music festivals, ragtime & jazz festivals, and as guest soloist with orchestras. Career highlights include concerts in New York at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, and a special award from the National Federation of Music Clubs recognizing his outstanding performances of American music. Works of Chopin, Ravel... ragtime...more.
Robyn and Steve Drivon, The Drivons became part of the West Coast ragtime movement in 2003 when Robyn began performing on tuba with the Porcupine Ragtime Ensemble. Soon after, Steve joined in playing trombone, and their new love for ragtime was born. Soon, Steve started showing up with his drums, which fostered the Sullivans & Drivons quartet. Since 2007, Robyn and Steve...more
Marty Eggers. Terry Waldo describes Marty as having "an encyclopedic knowledge of the ragtime and early jazz repertoire".  He has played with numerous Bay Area jazz and ragtime groups, including the Yerba Buena Stompers, John Gill's San Francisco Jazz Band and the Black Diamond Jazz Band. In addition to solo piano, Marty appeared at the festival for years as bassist with the Bo Grumpus Trio. He has also appeared with the Tichenor Family Trio...more.

Joyce Grant, born in Texarkana, Arkansas (the town where Scott Joplin was raised) moved to Oakland, California as a child where she started singing at an early age in her church choir. Since that time she has earned the respect of singers and musicians alike performing professionally in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Her unique shows consist of a blend of jazz, blues, country western, r&b and funk. She is a singer/songwriter...more

Rosemary Hallum, pianist, is also known as “Rosie,” writer for American Rag (with her monthly column “Rosie’s Corner”), Clavier piano magazine and Body Fitness magazine of Spain. Rosie enjoys playing ragtime and novelty, built upon a classical background. She has performed at the Ragtime Corners of the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and at the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, plus piano festivals in Amalfi, Italy; Manchester, England; and Sopron, Hungary...more.

Frederick Hodges specializes in the piano music and popular songs of the ragtime era, the 1920s, and the 1930s. Classically trained and groomed for a career as a concert pianist, he was happily lured away from this path after he discovered a stack of 1920s sheet music in this grandmother's piano bench. Exposure to the rollicking rhythms of player pianos and 78 RPM phonograph records sealed his fate, and he set out to master the ragtime and novelty piano playing...more.

Brian Holland has rapidly become one of the most lauded performers of ragtime and stride piano in America. Constantly developing new and exciting styles of performance, Brian continues to enthrall audiences by combining impressively dexterous pyrotechnics with a very laid-back approach. The result is remarkable accuracy and flair with seemingly little or no effort. Beginning his musical existence at the age of three, Brian grew up living a...more.

Steve Johnson has been playing and performing Scott Joplin Ragtime since 1983. His original exposure to ragtime was the soundtrack to "The Sting", and since then, Steve has focused his repertoire on the works of Ragtime's King, Scott Joplin. In addition to ragtime, Steve has been performing locally for 14 years as a singer-songwriter for various Sacramento based bands, and has recently finished his second recording project of original songs.
Max Keenlyside, is a dazzling pianist and formidable composer and has made an auspicious entry into the music world. Born in 1991 and starting in music at the age of ten, he has written and performed music in ragtime, stride, and classical styles, gaining a reputation as a top young artist in his field. In 2009, Max represented Prince Edward Island in the National Artist’s Program, held in the conjunction with the Canada Games. A favorite at jazz and ragtime...more.
Morten Gunnar Larsen graduated from the Norwegian Academy of Music in 1978, having specialized in classic ragtime and early jazz piano, with emphasis on Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Eubie Blake, and Louis M Gottschalk. He recorded his first solo album in 1975 for which he received the ‘Spellemannsprisen’ award (the Norwegian Grammy). He  has been a regular member of: Magnolia Jazz Band, Ytre Suloens Jassensemble and The Norwegian...more
Carl Sonny Leyland. Born in the south of England in 1965, Sonny took up piano at age 15. His inspiration was the Boogie Woogie music of Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson & Meade Lux Lewis. Fascinated by this style, Leyland traced it back to it’s Barrelhouse roots, incorporating the stylings of Jimmy Yancey, Cow Cow Davenport, Little Brother Montgomery and other notables into his own playing...more.
Jonathan Meredith has been playing finger-style ragtime guitar for about 40 years. He plays both nylon and steel string guitars for both classical rags and parlor rags as well as ragtime arrangements of original, popular, jazz, novelty tunes from the 30's and 40's. He plays in and around the foothill area of Nevada City and Grass Valley. In the mid 1980's he produced a series called "Ragtime" in Nevada City featuring piano, guitar, dancing, slideshows...more.
Larisa Migachyov was born in Russia and began her classical piano training at the age of 5.  After immigrating to the United States, she quit music for many years, until, by pure chance, she saw a flyer advertising the San Antonio Ragtime Society on a supermarket bulletin board.  She attended one of the meetings and was instantly hooked.  A year later, she composed her very first rag, the Purple Chicken Rag, and premiered it at the 2006 Scott Joplin...more.

Ezequiel Palleja, Argentine composer and pianist, has been a devoted performer of Ragtime and early jazz for over half a century. He became a fan of New Orleans Jazz in 1958, when he heard a 78 rpm of Alligator Crawl and Willie the Weeper, by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven. By age 16, Ezequiel directed his own first jazz band, the “Tiempos Viejos Jazz Band,” and taken part in several other Argentine bands since then...more.

Terry Parrish was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1954. He initially had years of piano lessons but it wasn't until 8th grade that he was "bitten by the ragtime bug". He restored a player piano around the same time and discovered rags on rolls and sheet music, and from there the die was cast. He has been playing, researching, and collecting ragtime in all forms since 1968. In the early 1980s, Terry met three other rag enthusiasts and together they formed the Elite...more.

...David Thomas Roberts...began composing, painting and writing at age eight. His first serious compositions reflect the influence of such composers as Chopin, Satie, Joplin and Ives. He has composed 140 solo piano works, including the major suites Map Dreams and New Orleans Streets, as well as chamber pieces, art songs, choral and electronic works. He recorded 5 LPs (1978-1985), and has appeared on 20 CDs...more.

Jack Rummel has pursued the piano as an amateur most of his life. A composer and reviewer, he has hosted the weekly ragtime radio program KGNU's Ragtime America since 1980. He is also founder and co-producer of the annual Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival. He practiced dentistry in Boulder, Colorado for over 30 years, retiring in 2002. He is a tireless promoter of ragtime music and its performers; his recording for Stomp Off and his recent CD releases of...more

Christoph Schmetterer started taking cello lessons at the age of eight. Not until he was nineteen did he start composing and playing the piano, which has become his preferred instrument. His first works were rags, and ragtime remains in the centre of his almost 200 compositions. Apart from that, he composes dances, marches and sacred music. He writes not only for piano, but also for orchestra, band and choir He plays the organ at mass every Sunday in the small village...more.

Sean Sharp is glad to be back for his fourth West Coast Ragtime Festival; this year, he will give a seminar on his favorite ragtime-era singer, Eddie Morton. Sean’s last ragtime appearance was at the 15th Annual Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival, performing his illustrated-songs show with Frederick Hodges. He is an original member of 42nd St. Moon Productions; some of his favorite roles with that company have been in “The Good Companions,”....more.
David Shepard has had a major influence on the archival movement in the United States for the past 40 years. His impact on the field and substantial accomplishments over the last 35 years make him a worthy recipient of the AMIA Silver Light Award.* For those who he has worked with, assisted or mentored, David has been a ready resource and an inspiration. He is always willing to share information or advice, with a calm and friendly manner. Throughout his career...more.
Patrick Skiffington is a native of Sacramento who honed his chops within the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society. He is an alumnus of The New Traditionalists, the educational youth band of the STJS. Originally a bass player; Patrick switched to washboard a few years ago, as it is MUCH easier to carry. He is one half of the comedy and jazz duo The FreeBadge Serenaders (along with Greg Sabin) as well as the anchor of the rhythm section of...more.
Adam Swanson, Adam Swanson is rapidly becoming known as one of the world’s foremost performers and historians of ragtime and early American popular music. He recently received his B.A. in classical piano performance from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and is now beginning his studies as a musicology student at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Adam has been a featured performer...more.
Virginia Tichenor has been consumed by ragtime her entire life, as the daughter of Trebor Tichenor, the noted ragtime scholar, pianist, collector and founder of  the St. Louis Ragtimers. She studied music at the St. Louis Community Association for the Arts and took advanced training from concert pianist, John Phillips. Always at the crossroads of the ragtime revival, her parental home houses the world's largest library of ragtime sheet music and piano rolls...more.
Stephanie Trick “has come to practically dominate the stride piano field,” notes reviewer Jack Rummel. Harlem stride piano, which developed in the 1920s and ‘30s, is an orchestral style of two-handed piano playing that not only swings, but is also technically demanding and exciting to watch. Louis Mazetier, a respected interpreter of this genre, writes in the Bulletin of the Hot Club of France that she has “won the esteem of specialists in the genre...more
“Washboard Kitty” Wilson plays her embellished washboard, hand-crafted woodboard, Cajon drum, and hand-held percussion instruments, to fit particular occasions and music. Wearing Ragtime Era costumes, she provides energy and accent in her festival and concert performances with top ragtime pianists and ensembles. Kitty plays regularly in the Raspberry Jam Band and as one of Tom Brier’s Saloon Sweeties, and will accompany...more.

Special Guest
Max Morath occupies a unique space as a spokesman for American life and music. He played a key role in the revival of ragtime music in the 1970’s, following his Off-Broadway one-man show Turn of the Century (1969.) Four touring productions followed, each one launched off-Broadway in New York or at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. -- most recently Living a Ragtime Life and 2004’s Ragtime and Again. He retired from performing in 2007, having logged over...more.

Youth Performers
Diego Bustamante, from Paradise California, became interested in ragtime when, as a kid, he heard The Entertainer by Scott Joplin. The ragtime world discovered him at the West Coast Youth Ragtime Competition five years ago. Since then he has appeared at Sutter Creek and West Coast festivals plus several youth concerts. He has been studying piano for eight yearsfive of those year with Dr. Robert Bowman. Diego is now working on his first CD...more
Vincent Johnson’s multifaceted approach to ragtime and syncopated piano music is both forward thinking and historically minded. As a pianist, he is dedicated to the oft-forgotten novelty piano style and peppers his performances with renditions of rarely heard compositions. As a transcriber, he is as likely to be transcribing a syncopated song arrangement from a Duo-Art piano roll as he is to be transcribing...more.
Florian Krueger, who plays both piano and accordion. He has had thirteen years of music education and mainly plays ragtime. Florian is also a ragtime composer and mainly composes classic ragtime. He is an entertainer and performs five nights a week at the Park Hotel in Idar-Oberstein. You can find many of his performances and humorous videos on YouTube. Florian is also broadcaster of his own online radio channel "Joplin-Radio"...more.
Enya Kuo, age 18, is a senior at Irvington High School in Fremont and has performed at the Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival and Sacramento Music Festival as well as in other ragtime concerts across California. She is a two-time first place winner of the West Coast Youth Ragtime Competition, and she is excited about her third year performing in the West Coast Ragtime Festival. Enya discovered ragtime about two years ago...more.
Frank LiVolsi is a pianist and composer from Rhode Island who specializes in ragtime and early jazz. Beginning his musical education at the Knapp School of Music under the instruction of Mrs. Julia Tombello, Frank received classical training and only discovered a passionate interest in ragtime during his early teen years. Frank made his ragtime festival debut in 2011, performing at the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, Missouri. Since then Frank has appeared...more.
Graham Messer, from Berkeley, has been studying piano for four years with Frederick Hodges. Graham attends Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley where he plays piano in the jazz band. Recently, the band performed at Yoshi’s, a renowned jazz club. Along with a passion for piano, Graham enjoys mountain biking and trying new foods. His interest in Ragtime probably started soon after birth as he has spent his entire life listening to his uncle...more..
John Reed-Torres was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. The first time John recalls hearing a hint of Ragtime was during school recess in fifth grade. An ice cream truck came creeping along to the A theme of Joplin’s 'The Entertainer.' John smiles, "Right then and there ragtime bit me, and simultaneously released multiple inner infatuations that I now have for antiquity, ranging from architecture to automobiles." more.
Hailing from Hampshire, Illinois is the two-time Junior Champ of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, 14 year old Daniel Souvigny. He's been playing the piano since the age of 5, and started developing a big passion for ragtime at the age of 9. Daniel has had the honor of performing at the Eagles and Ivories Ragtime Weekend in Muscatine, Iowa, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin Ragtime Festival and the 14th annual....more

Ryan Wishner, now 16, started playing the piano about five and a half years ago, and immediately started playing ragtime. At first he only played Joplin rags, but now plays anything from L. M. Gottschalk to Zez Confrey pieces. Even though Ryan enjoys pretty much all ragtime, classic rags and ragtime pop-songs are his favorites. In 2012 Ryan bought an old player piano to help him learn songs from piano rolls. After listening to many piano rolls Ryan started...more.


Groups
Big Mama Sue & Fast Eddie began as a “casuals” duo in 1988 and has continued to this day to enchant general audiences with a mix of Americana, Ragtime, Early Jazz and Blues, and much much more. Although this is their first appearance at a Ragtime Festival, the duo have a wide repertoire of ragtime and ragtime era music which they are excited about presenting. Big Mama Sue (washboard, vocals): is a veteran of festivals...more
The Crown Syncopators features the piano stylings of Frederick Hodges, with rhythm accompaniment by Marty Eggers and Virginia Tichenor, the Crown Syncopators were formed to perform at San Francisco's Pier 23, where each of its members also play piano monthly. Their repertoire is almost exclusively ragtime.
Ivory&Gold® celebrates the greatest examples of American jazz, blues, ragtime, Broadway and hits from the Great American Songbook.  Internationally renowned American musical performer and historian Max Morath calls Ivory&Gold® “musically flawless.” The duo, consisting of Anne Barnhart on flute and vocals with Jeff Barnhart on piano and vocals, was formed in 2001 to perform to great acclaim at the prestigious...more.

The Pacific Coast Ragtime Orchestra is a group of about 10 musicians dedicated to playing and preserving turn- of-the-century ragtime music. The Ragtimers, organized in 1980 by music teachers from Pacifica and Half Moon Bay, coastal towns south of San Francisco play dance and...more.

The Porcupine Ragtime Ensemble began about 1983 (not 1909, as they often claim) when Elliott Adams and Petra and Bub Sullivan started playing together as a trio at the Sacramento Ragtime Society sessions to explore harmonies and Elliott's sheet music collection. Over the years the group has expanded to its present size and instrumentation. The Porcupine repertoire ranges from folk rags to tangos, cakewalks, classical...more.

Ragnolia Ragtette mixes the elegant to humorous gems of the ragtime era with some of the newer, favorite contemporary rags. Listen as this artful combination of 4-hand piano, tuba and percussion present parlor tunes that burst forth in high ragtime style. Playing the music that originated from the recreational houses on one side of the tracks and later made its way to...more.
The Ragtime Skedaddlers are Dennis Pash on banjo-mandolin, Nick Robinson on mandolin, and Mike Schwartz on guitar and banjo. They play rags, cakewalks, marches, waltzes, and Latin-tinge pieces from vintage mandolin and guitar sheet music arrangements.
Dennis Pash has spent the greater part of his adult life researching string ...more.
Raspberry Jam Band has become part of the music scene in the Sacramento, Sierra Foothills and Bay Area. They have participated in the Ragtime Corner of the Sacramento Music Festival (formerly known as the Jazz Jubilee), the West Coast Ragtime Festival, the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society, Music for Humanity, Music on the Divide...more.

Sullivans and Drivons offer an array of contemporary and classic rags, including Latin tangos and waltzes, plus ragtime and novelty songs.  Among the pillars of the Sacramento Ragtime Society, the Sullivans have been part of the ragtime world for over 20 years.  They have had the rather unique pleasure of being interviewed and performing in China for Shanghai television....more


Seminar Presenters  Click here to jump to the seminar page.
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Ramona Baker  Topic: "The Famed Half - Ton Duo"
Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan made for quite a duo over twenty-three years. The collectors of records from the Ragtime era will recognize their names in full, as they were very active and prolific in the first two decades of the twentieth century in recorded sound and vaudeville...more.
Richard Dowling  Topic: "The Pedals - The Soul of the Piano (How Do They Work, and What Do They Do?)" Mr. Dowling will explain the "mysteries" of and demonstrate practical knowledge about the design and capabilities of the three pedals of both upright and grand pianos. Mr. Dowling will illuminate the pedals' potential and effects by performing short excerpts from several well-known classical and ragtime works. A valuable seminar...more.
Max Keenlyside  Topic: "A Look at Two Joplin Mysteries"
Pianist and composer Max Keenlyside presents his research on two Joplin enigmas: The Silver Swan and Scott Joplin's New Rag. Both pieces were published under unusual circumstances, and this research brings new insight on Joplin's later years and how he worked as a composer.
Max Morath  Topic: "Collecting Trebor: A Life in Ragtime"
In his seminar this year, Max will present a special tribute to Trebor Jay Tichenor. In his remarks, Max will reveal many affectionate memories he has collected from Trebor's colleagues -- pianists, composers, and fellow collectors. Max will also inquire into the mysterious motives and rewards of collecting itself...more.
Terry Parrish  Topic: "J. Russel Robinson: Hoosier Ragtimer and Jazzman."
J. Russel Robinson was one of the most talented musicians ever to be born and bred in Indiana. This seminar will examine his early life and musical developments, rise to fame as both a composer and active professional pianist, his entertainment venues as band and solo pianist, prolific composer of scores of tin pan alley pop tunes...more.
Jack Rummel  Topic: "Secondary Ragtime: The Cliché That Sold Millions"
The technique of superimposing one repetitive rhythmic pattern upon another in order to create syncopation is known as "Secondary Ragtime." Derived from African polyrhythms, it first appeared in the same year that the first published rag appeared and continued throughout ragtime's early popularity surge and beyond...more.

Dance Instructors - Click here for Dance Instruction Schedule.
Bruce Mitchell. Head Dance Instructor Bruce Mitchell returns to the West Coast Ragtime Festival. His career began in the 1950s and spans all types of dance, with an emphasis on vintage and folk dancing. Bruce is director of the Camtia Dance Ensemble, specializing in German dance, which has danced all over the Western United States, for nearly half a century. He is director of the annual Stockton Folk Dance Camp, and is President Elect of the National Folk Organization.
Richard "Rich" Duree, new to Sacramento in 1960, worked for the Department of Justice. A colleague invited him to go to a dance concert on a Sunday afternoon at the Memorial Auditorium. They were late, and the first thing he saw when they entered was a performance of the Ukrainian Hopak. It took his breath away because he knew that these were not professional dancers and that he could do that, too! Richard became "hooked. He'd been active in martial arts for many years...more.
Stan Isaacs is a vintage dance and folk dance leader and teacher in the San Francisco Bay area. Stan began teaching folk dance around 1958 while attending Antioch College in Ohio. In the mid-1980s, he discovered Vintage Dancing when he sponsored a workshop with Richard Powers at his folk dance group. Stan arrived in the Bay Area in 1964, and soon began teaching at the UC Berkeley folk dance club, but he also danced in San Francisco, Menlo Park...more.
Piano Accompanists
Marti Lindholm
grew up in San Luis Obispo and like Stanley Stern, also started studying piano at an early age. Later she graduated with degrees in piano performance and a PhD in music education. Stanley graduated with degrees in musical theater, and also obtained a PhD in the education of gifted and talented children. When Stanley and Marti met they became a piano duo and now perform in many locations...more.
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