UWS Music Department, Ragtime Society partner for recitals
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department and the Lake Superior Ragtime Society collaborate for the first time for the Ragtime Recital Series featuring pianist Brian Holland at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in UWS's Webb Recital Hall in Holden Fine and Applied Arts, 1805 Catlin Ave.
"Brian plays a style of jazz called Stride Piano," said Alexander Sandor, UWS senior lecturer of piano and class piano and president of the Lake Superior Ragtime Society. "Stride is like ragtime, but the rhythm swings, more like jazz, and right hand often improvises melodies in a way similar to what a jazz trumpeter or clarinetist might do."
During Holland's performance, the audience will be treated to a variety of other early jazz styles, like ragtime, novelty, Dixieland and tradition jazz, and the concert will include samples from all these genres and perhaps more.
"He is especially well known for his clean, flawless technique combined with creative melodic
invention, and a happy, swinging sound," Sandor said.
The artistic director for the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival, and co-artistic consultant for the Monterey Jazz Bash by the Bay, Holland has played with many of the top jazz bands in the U.S., and has traveled the world performing his creative styles of jazz, ragtime, stride, swing, boogie and blues.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. The Webb Recital Hall is located in
the Holden Fine Arts Center, 1805 Catlin Ave. Call 715-394-8115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.