Adam Swanson
Baltimore, Maryland
Added 9/26/2014

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 and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the youngest three-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. Adam made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with multi-platinum-selling artist Michael Feinstein. Adam has performed at the prestigious Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C., as well as in Hungary and Switzerland. Adam has worked with such musicians as John Arpin and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, who is one of Adam’s greatest influences. He performs every summer in the Diamond Belle Saloon at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado, where he is music director of the new Durango Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival His CDs are available at Visit Adam online: