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Terry Waldo

Portrait of Terry Waldo

Terry Waldo is considered one of America’s premiere performers and presenters of ragtime and early jazz. Known for his virtuoso ragtime and stride piano playing, charming vocals, and disarming wit, Waldo is the protégé of the legendary Eubie Blake, who called Waldo “an extension of my own musical self.” Waldo has played countless New York jazz clubs, appeared in concerts worldwide, performed and composed for many TV programs, films, and theatrical productions, and produced and arranged over 40 albums, including a ragtime orchestra album for BMG. His This Is Ragtime, presently being republished by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is the definitive book on the subject of ragtime, and it, along with his 26-part series of the same title produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970s ragtime revival.

Performed in: 2010