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David Jasen

Portrait of David Jasen

A leading authority on and a well-known collector of books, recordings, piano rolls, periodicals, catalogues, and sheet music dealing in all areas of American popular music, David Jasen is a treasure – to the world of ragtime and to the Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival. Jasen’s extraordinary private collection has been prized alongside those of the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the City University of New York.

Performed in: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012