BARRETT specializes in American popular piano styles of the 1912-1929
period, as well as performing popular and salon music (and music
from stage shows, operettas etc.), mainly from the early 20th
century. As a pianist for some 20 years, he has worked with traditional
jazz and swing bands, rock and bossa nova bands, and others, and
is currently one of the Main Street Piano Players at Disneyland
Resort in Anaheim. A composer with some 15 ragtime or ragtime-influenced
compositions, Andrew has a CD out titled “At the Piano Vol.
1 - Featuring Great Music of 1913.” His favorite pianists
include W. E. “Buddy” Burton, Clarence A. “Jelly”
Johnson, Frank E. Banta, Pete Wendling, Cliff Hess, and many others.
To help assist others with finding and hearing rare old recordings
and piano rolls, Andrew has been hard at work on numerous playlists
of the popular pianists of the teens and ’20s which can
be found on his YouTube channel “Great Pianists.”
Andrew has worked with the vaudeville duo EVANS & ROGERS since
2010 and will accompany them here this weekend. He’ll also
be seen in solo and in piano-string sets with DAVID ELSENBROICH.
He has had numerous RagFest appearances dating back to 2003.