For its first concert of 2024 the Red Scarf Society for the Performing Arts is pleased to present a musical afternoon of ragtime, early jazz and the Great American Song Book with Adam Swanson on Sunday, February 4, 2:00 PM (doors open at 1:30) at St. Mark’s Preservation Hall, 304 Lane Street, Yreka.
Adam Swanson is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He is one of the world’s foremost pianists and historians of vintage American popular music. Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States and abroad. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with Michael Feinstein. Adam appeared at the Bohem Ragtime and Jazz Festival sin the Republic of Hungary, and he has also toured Switzerland and Australia. Adam has accompanied silent films at the prestigious Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and performed privately for Oscar-winning Disney/Hollywood composer Richard M. Sherman (Mary Poppins, etc.). At the age of twenty-one, Adam performed a solo concert at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C.
Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. He has been mentored by other ragtime artists including the famed Max Morath and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, one of Adam’s greatest influences. Adam has recorded albums with noted musicians, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, and the Bar D Wranglers, a classic western band. His recordings have been used on the CBC TV show Murdoch Mysteries. Listen to Adam’s livestream virtual concerts on his Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Tickets are Adults $30, $35 at the door & $5 Students. They are available at Nature’s Kitchen, Liberty Arts, & Jupiter Salon in Yreka; Soul Connections, Mt. Shasta; & Etna Hardware and Sporting Goods.
Season Sponsors: Dr. Graham Foundation; Law Office of Martin Andreas; Mechanics Bank; Pacific Power Foundation.
Concert Sponsors: Norma Geyer; Les Schwab Tire Center,Yreka; Brian & Connie Meek; Ron & Kim Presley; Robert & Donna Smith
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