Enjoy, Learn, Discuss – What’s the Sting in Scott Joplin?

Scott Joplin died over 100 years ago, having never recorded apart from piano rolls, never saw his major work performed, never saw the fame he deserved and died bankrupt, discouraged and worn out. His passing also “heralded the end of this style in mainstream popular music”. Yet in more recent decades, ragtime, and Scott Joplin in particular, have been rediscovered and appreciated.

In this presentation, Jeannie will examine the music of Joplin and explore the style of ragtime and its other performers.

About Jeannie McInnes

Jeannie has been involved in the jazz scene for four decades as a radio presenter, curator of the Doubly Gifted Jazz Art Happening and coordinator of the Sydney Jazz Club Berry Island Picnics. She has a passion for twentieth-century jazz and a love of sharing it.


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Date: Sunday 18 April, 2.30pm
Venue: The talks will be presented on Zoom. Some in-person tickets are available, subject to COVID restrictions.
Tickets: $10 (Zoom presentation) and $20 in person ($15 for volunteers and subscribers), which includes light refreshments.

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