Dave Jansen


Brooksville, New York
Added 9/27/07

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Dave Jasen makes his return to the West Coast Ragtime Festival after an  absence of eleven years. He is a leading authority of American popular music and is internationally recognized for his work as author, ragtime pianist, ragtime composer, ragtime festival and ragtime record producer. His most recent work, The Ragtime Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2007), is hailed by critic David Reffkin in The Mississippi Rag, who wrote, "You really should have this book." Jasen is Professor of Media Arts at the C. W. Post campus of Long Island University.