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Ragtime Friends

Below is a modest listing of sites from some of our ragtime and ragtime-related friends. These are in no particular order, so please scroll down all the way to see all the listings. We try to rotate the order periodically, by the way...

Old Town Music Hall

El Segundo California's legendary Ragtime Venue. Home of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ and the historic 9-foot Bosendorfer Concert Grand.

The World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Contest & Festival

America's longest running contest of ragtime, stride, honky-tonk and traditional jazz featuring Junior, Regular, Duet and New Rag competitions in a festive atmosphere. Join us in historic Oxford, Mississippi each Memorial Day weekend.

Ron Ross Music

Rose Leaf Ragtime Club member and publicist extraordinaire Ron Ross' personal website featuring his original ragtime compositions.

Valley Ragtime Stomp

The Stomp was an endeavour to bring ragtime and early-American music monthly to San Fernando Valley. Inspired by the Rose Leaf Club in Monrovia, the Orange County Ragtime Society in Fullerton and the old Maple Leaf Club in El Segundo, it has been going strong since November, 2008.

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

Founded by Rick Benjamin, the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra performs ragtime-era music as well as vaudeville hits, silent movie accompaniments and dance-hall favorites.

Ian Whitcomb

America's foremost Tin-Pan Alley Man, Ukulele virtuoso and Grammy award-winning recording artist. So much Ian in one fun place!


Orange County's Annual Ragtime Music Festival. Also the home on the web of the Orange County Ragtime Society, a sister organization to the Rose Leaf Ragtime Club.

Galen Wilkes

A biography of Galen's work in Ragtime. Check out the links page for other great ragtime sources and performers.

West Coast Ragtime Society

The Sacramento Festival held every November and lots of other information.

Sutter Creek Ragtime

Dedicated to the promotion and education of the California Gold Country's annual August festival and Ragtime Society Activities.

The Swedish Ragtime Page

Swedish ragtime composer Oleg Mezjuev's home page has a very good collection of ragtime MIDI files. It also contains the works of his and other Swedish Ragtime composers.

George McClellan's "Ragtime Plus"

George's home-brewed ragtime site with dozens of midi files, original rags, poetry and then some...

Le Ragtime Français

Really nice work by talented Frenchman Benjamin Intartaglia covering ragtime in general and ragtime in France specifically. Lots of good historical facts, tons of cross references, a discography, mp3 files, transcriptions, original scores.

Ron O'Dell's Ragtime Page

The "Keeper's" Long Lost MIDI files. Ron has a number of original ragtime compositions. Read his "Personal Ragtime History."

"Perfessor" Bill Edwards (Javascript required)

A generous helping of ragtime history, sheet music covers, midi files and more from ragtime pianist and historian Bill Edwards.

Edward Berlin's Ragtime Site

Ragtime scholar and author Edward Berlin's interesting page of ragtime-related writings, research, links and books.

Ragtime Press

Ragtime performer/composer Sue Keller's work. Sound bites from her CD's and downloadable MIDIs including sequences transcribed from Eubie Blake piano rolls.

Scott Joplin Foundation

Home page for the granddaddy of all ragtime festivals in Sedalia, Missouri.

John Roache Music

Online midi files and for late Rose Leaf Ragtime Club member and midi artist extraordinaire. Purchase John's selected Ragtime, Stride and Novelty Piano-related Books, Music Folios and CDs.

Four hand Piano

Rose Leaf Ragtime Club member Stan Long's information regarding the duo piano team of Miller & Thompson

Jelly Roll Morton Research

The late Mike Meddings' extensive and excellent source of research, midi files and information about Jelly Roll. Probably the web's most comprehensive resource dedicated to Jelly Roll.

Warren Trachtman's Home Page

Ragtime artist and aficionado Warren Trachtman offers a great source of Ragtime MIDI sequences for your enjoyment.

Colin D. MacDonald's Ragtime - March - Waltz Web Site

Colin has put together a voluminous library of classic ragtime MIDI sequences.

Listing of ragtime on the radio

Posted by the West Coast Ragtime Society

David Greenfield Bowie's Piano Music Home Page

Composer/performer D. Greenfield Bowie's original ragtime compositions.

A Ragtime Compendium

A comprehensive listing of ragtime titles, their composers, lyricists, dates and original publishers, together with details of where to access MIDIs where known. 6th version, May 2006.

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