David Ellsonbroight, Tom Marion, and Oliver Stein
RagFest 2016 is coming soon, so circle
the date October 15 on your calendars and be sure to set aside
that night and at least part of the day, too! We’ll be bringing
back our long-dormant evening revue show, which has always been
one of the most entertaining and popular parts of RagFest.
This year’s performers include Andrew Barrett, Will Bennett,
Shirley Case, Doug Haise, Vincent Johnson, Eric Marchese, Paul
Orsi, Bob Pinsker, Ron Ross and Ryan Wishner. Banjo player Jimmy
Green will be on hand to sit in with some of the pianists. Returning
from last year are string player Tom Marion, back with an all-new
string trio, and the ever-popular vaudeville duo Evans & Rogers,
who mix vintage songs with humor, patter and great stage presence.
The festival will start at noon and wind up at six p.m. on October
15. After a short dinner break, we’ll reconvene for our
8 p.m. revue show, which will feature many of the performers from
the afternoon sets and some surprise guests, too. All events will
take place at the FCLO rehearsal hall, 218 W. Commonwealth Ave.
in downtown Fullerton. The afternoon sets will feature concurrent
performances in both the lobby and on the main stage. The evening
show will unfold on the main stage.
There are no advance ticket sales. All admissions can be purchased
at the door. We will accept cash as well as checks made out to
Friends of Jazz (please do not make your checks out to “RagFest”).
Admission price for the afternoon segment is $15 per person (all
age groups and no special discounts, as this is the “discounted”
price for everyone). Admission for the evening revue show is $20
per person. Those who attend the afternoon session and return
after dinner for the evening show will be given a $5 per-person
For any questions, please contact festival director Eric Marchese
at 714-836-1104 or at either firstname.lastname@example.org