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What: Ragtime and Stride Piano Extravaganza
Where: Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center, 835 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, California, 93950
When: Saturday, December 8, 2007

Lovers Point Jazz Productions has assembled some of the very finest practitioners of early American hot piano styles, for this very special one-of-a-kind event. Staged in a vintage music hall-style auditorium that dates back to the early 1900's, the ambiance and sound will be that of an authentic performance from the era. The pianos, from a private collection, are  concert quality pianos from the era as well.  All of this takes place in a vintage Pacific Grove Performing Arts Center Hall in Pacific Grove that was chosen because it dates back to the era of the music being presented, and it has the authentic sound, appearance, and ambience of an old music hall.  It all preserves a measure of intimacy, as seats will be limited to 592 on the main floor. Here’s the special, unique twist of this wonderful event.  It is all going to be recorded live (audio and video) to preserve the spontaneity, and will be available shortly after the concert in CD and DVD formats.  You have a chance to get in on the fun, and to be a part of preserving this music for future generations.


Lovers Point Jazz Productions has hired Jeff Barnhart, an internationally recognized ragtime/stride artist, to organize and perform at the event.

Other featured artists are:

  • Ms. Mimi Blais: pianist from Montreal, Quebec
  • Mr. Brian Holland: pianist from Lewisville, Texas
  • Mr. Glenn Jenks: pianist from Camden, Maine
  • Mr. Mark Allen Jones: pianist from the Monterey, California
  • Ms. Sue Keller: pianist from Oak Forest, Illinois
  • Ms. Virginia Tichenor: pianist from Berkeley, California
  • Mr. Terry Waldo: pianist from New York, New York
  • Mr. Adam Swanson: pianist from Shenandoah, Iowa
  • Ms. Stephanie Trick: pianist from St Louis, Missouri
  • Mr. Frederick Hodges: pianist from Oakland, California
  • Ms. Ann Gibson: vocalist from Oakland, California

Note: Performer lineup subject to change


11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Daytime session
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Dinner break
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Evening session with a special program involving each pianist


The Performing Arts Center has individually numbered reserved seating. Sponsor, Gold Patron, Silver Patron and General admission seating is available. The venue has 674 seats with 592 seats on the main floor. Orders by phone are currently being accepted; please contact Lovers Point Jazz Productions at (831) 333-1972.

Contact: For more information contact Lovers Point Jazz Productions Events at events@loverspointjazz.com.


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