David H. Finke's pictures from Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival 2003 (go to the Ragtime Festival-Bolder '03 folder).
The official website of pianist/composer Brian Keenan.
The official website of composer, pianist, writer and visual artist, David Thomas Roberts.
This site is dedicated to Cuba's greatest composer Ernesto Lecuona (1896-1963).
The official website of the Terra Verde composer and performer, Frank French.
Contains CD's and sheet music of original, classic, and modern ragtime, and classical and Cuban piano music.
Composer Juan Morel Campos (1857-1896) was a great exponent of the Puertorrican danza.
The great New Orleans composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) has inspired several of today's Terra Verde composers. This website contains MIDI files of Gottschalk's music.
Website of the Brazilian composer, singer and pianist, Luiz Simas. Info on and sound clips of his chorinhos, biographical info, calendar of events, etc. Luiz Simas is one of the esteemed members of the Terra Verde Society.
This archive contains articles posted to the Usenet newsgroup rec.music.ragtime, known as the Ragtime Newsgroup. The subjects discussed here include Terra Verde, authentic ragtime, ragtime performance techniques, black ragtime musicians, concerts and festivals, new CD releases, ragtime MIDI files, piano rolls etc.
The best stride and ragtime MIDI files on the Internet!
This site contains Swedish, international, classic and contemporary ragtime MIDI files, Terra Verde music, ragtime guitar arrangements, an extensive list of ragtime related links and much more.
This MIDI archive contains works by various composers of Romantic music, including some by Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869).
Ragtime music reviews by Jack Rummel. Jack has established a reputation for reviews that are concise, straightforward and honest. He has been a tireless promoter of ragtime and related music since 1978.
The Puertorrican danza originated around 1840 and was represented by Juan Morel Campos, Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, among several others. This genre was very popular in Puerto Rico during the first three decades of the 20th century.
Tango comes from Argentina, where it originated at the end of the 19th century. It didn't take long before it became tremendously popular all over the world.
An excellent radio station with tons of good ragtime, which broadcasts 24 hours a day! Its repertoire includes Folk and Classic Ragtime, Traditional Jazz, Stride, Blues, Tangos, Choros, New Ragtime and Terra Verde. Highly recommended, so check it out!
The NPR site has several links to local public radio stations including Capitol Public Radio in Sacramento.
Stomp Off Records online music store specializes in classic jazz and ragtime and is dedicated to the preservation of the classic ragtime and jazz of the 1930's and earlier.
New CD releases (including some Terra Verde recordings), samples of music in RealAudio format, music folios and artist profiles (i.e. Frank French, Brian Keenan, Scott Kirby and David Thomas Roberts). This site can also be accessed via an alternative URL at www.greenearthmusic.com.
Societies & Festivals
Established in August of 2005 by the Gina Tiernan, former newsletter editor of the Terra Verde Society newsletter.
Organized in 1989, the "Friends" have sponsored Ragtime concerts, the Scott Joplin Birthday Party, the Rosebud Ball & Cakewalk Competition, published the Euphony Review newsletter, and provided continuing support to the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site in St. Louis, Missouri.
The foundation (founded in 1997) organizes an annually held event, John William "Blind" Boone Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival, which takes place in downtown Columbia, MO, and features many prominent ragtime artists.
The homepage of the Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival. This festival features many highly regarded ragtimers and "terraverdians".
The foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting an understanding and appreciation of ragtime music and its history worldwide, and further to promoting Scott Joplin's contribution to ragtime music and the importance of Sedalia, Missouri, to ragtime history.
The official site for the West Coast Ragtime Society contains information about the West Coast Ragtime Festival held every year in Sacramento, California.