Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Mike Lipskin and Terry Waldo

Mike Lipskin, stride jazz pianist with unique sound and compositions, and Terry Waldo, impressario of ragtime, composer of great songs with very fine vocals. Few really play Harlem Stride Jazz, originated by Fats Waller and James P. Johnson. or perform the ragtime of Scott Joplin, and early hot jazz of Jelly Roll Morton. This is a rare evening of solos and duos by two artists who have concertized internationally for more than forty years.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA

$25 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188


"The pianist Mike Lipskin was astoundingly inventive in a tribute to Willie The Lion Smith." –Peter Watrous, New York Times

Mike Lipskin, Stride Jazz pianist, has performed in the United States and Europe for over 45 years. He has played Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Newport Jazz, and created his own sound in Stride Jazz, which can be heard on his recordings. Mike appeared in the APTV documentary about his teacher Willie the Lion Smith, and in A Great Day In Harlem, a PBS documentary about the greatest jazz photo taken, 1958, in Harlem. He helped edit a book of the same subject The Great Jazz Day, and supplied photos he took at the Harlem shoot when he was fifteen. When four, Mike was first hooked on his father’s Waller 78 rpm discs in NYC. By his teen years, he traveled to Harlem, learning from Willie The Lion, Luckey Roberts, and Donald Lambert. As an adult, Mike worked at RCA Records for 17 years: producing historical Vintage Series reissues and new pop, jazz, and fusion albums by Gil Evans, Blue Mitchell, Cedar Walton, and others. He worked on an acclaimed analogue process for rehabilitating and enhancing ancient recordings. Mike performs at venues throughout San Francisco . mikelipskinjazz.com


“Terry Waldo, ragtime pianist nonpareil and eminent scholar of the form, is musical director and arranger, at the piano. He acts too. Mr. Waldo is worth the price of a ticket.” –The New York Times

Terry Waldo, protégé of the legendary Eubie Blake, is an international virtuoso ragtime, stride, and blues pianist. He’s also a vocalist, composer of show tunes, film and TV scores, while his This is Ragtime was just republished by Jazz at Lincoln Center Library Editions, with an introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series of the same title was produced for NPR and fueled the 1970's ragtime revival. He teaches courses on early jazz and ragtime piano for Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has produced over 50 albums and has appeared solo or with his various bands and shows at The National Gallery of Art, Walt Disney Productions, The Museum of Modern Art, Callaway Gardens, Carnegie Hall, The Smithsonian Institution, The Supreme Court, and The Kennedy Center. Terry has several new recording projects and is working on a PBS music documentary on ragtime. (ThisIsRagtime.com). He regularly performs in New York at several prestigious venues including The Rum House, The Dead Rabbit, BlackTail, and Chez Josephine. terrywaldo.com


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