Month: September 2020

The King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin

The History of Ragtime Ragtime was a popularized syncopated or rather “ragged” musical style that originated from the rivers along Mississippi and Missouri during the

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Eubie Blake: Ragtime Pioneer

Eubie Blake: Ragtime Pioneer Background Eubie Blake was born February 7th, 1887 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born to former slaves, Emily Johnstone and John

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Fats Waller: A Bubbling Bundle of Joy

More on Waller Thomas Wright Waller better known as Fats was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, violinist, singer, and comedic entertainer born on May 21st, 1904 in New

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