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St. Louis Ragtimers Part of the Sheldon Coffee Concert Series Nov 10 & 11

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St. Louis Ragtimers continue their Dixieland legacy on the Sheldon's coffee concert series

The Sheldon presents the St. Louis Ragtimers, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10 and 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries at 9 a.m. in the beautiful Louis Spiering Room and a morning of Dixieland in the concert hall.

Formed in 1961, the St. Louis Ragtimers combine the folk rags of Missouri and the stomps and shouts of New Orleans to create a unique style that could be performed on St. Louis riverboats. From the 1960s - 1980s the group called the Goldenrod Showboat home, hosting a jazz and ragtime festival each summer. To continue their Dixieland legacy, they have traveled to various festivals around the world, created more than half a dozen albums, and been featured on NBC's Today Show. Featuring Trebor Tichenor on piano, Al Striker on banjo, Don Franz on tuba, and Phil Mason on cornet, the St. Louis Ragtimers perform a dynamic style of ragtime and Dixieland jazz that is sure to get your toes tappin'.

Trebor Tichenor, the band's leader, has created an international reputation for himself as a ragtime pianist and composer. He currently teaches the history of ragtime music at Washington University . Known for his research, Tichenor boasts a collection of piano rolls, sheet music and rare recordings. He has recorded six solo albums and co-authored Rags and Ragtimes, with David Jansen. Tichenor has been awarded many honors, including the Scott Joplin Foundation Award for "extraordinary contributions to the field of ragtime" in 1992.

Don't miss the St. Louis Ragtimers, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10 and 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the Sheldon Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 orchestra / $10 balcony and are available through MetroTix at 314.534.1111 or at www.TheSheldon.org. For more information, call The Sheldon at 314.533.9900 during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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