Tulsa pianist Donald Ryan to play ragtime tribute Sunday at Jazz Depot
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, March 07, 2013
3/07/13 at 5:14 AM
Longtime Tulsa pianist Donald Ryan will perform his tribute to ragtime music 5 p.m. Sunday at the Jazz Depot inside the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
Tickets start at $15, available at tulsaworld.com/jazzhalltix, at the door and by calling Bettie Downing at 918-281-8609. Student and senior discounts are available.
"I like the two-fistedness of it," Ryan said of playing ragtime piano in a media statement. "In ragtime, each hand has something to do. So it's quite athletic and, interestingly enough, I find it good practice to keep my technical chops up."
Ryan is one of the most accomplished pianists in the world as a Steinway Artist, and he began playing piano at 3 years old in his native Trinidad. He is a 2006 inductee into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
Ryan's solo piano show Sunday will include selections written by the composers he calls "the big three of classic ragtime": Scott Joplin, James Scott and Joseph Lamb.
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