Ragtime For Tulsa


On Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Ragtime for Tulsa Foundation will present two exciting and virtuoso pianists in a concert of Ragtime music. Brian Holland is making his third appearance for Ragtime for Tulsa, teaming up with newcomer to Tulsa Paul Asaro.

The two will perform individually and in improvised duets in the Kathleen P. Westby Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. Asaro is certainly no newcomer to the ragtime/jazz world and is renowned as one of the finest ragtime, stride and early jazz pianists in the world.

He has performed with jazz luminaries and legends such as Marian McPartland, Steve Allen, Dan Barrett, Duke Heitger and many others. Currently based in Chicago, Asaro is touring regularly with Leon Redbone and is a much-in-demand soloist.

Holland returns by popular demand, having dazzled Tulsa audiences with his impressively dexterous pyrotechnics with a very laid-back approach. He is one of the fastest, cleanest players anywhere today. His touch is crystal clear and sure. He is pure entertainment.

The concert is made possible with the support of the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust.

Tickets are $18 and may be purchased by calling the PAC at (800) 364-7111, or online at www.myticketoffice.com. Group rates are available for 10 or more directly through Ragtime for Tulsa, 749-3184. $5 student rush tickets are also available 30 minutes before the show.

Updated 09-19-2006

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