MP3 Sue Keller - Rag Time Sue Reborn
The best in ragtime-era piano & vocals.
18 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Ragtime, JAZZ: Dixieland
With the release of her 4th CD, Sue Keller was solidly established as the world''s premier Ragtime piano player. This work showcases a range of syles from the Mid-Western classic to the East-coast cutting contest stride specials. It also marked her first foray into a ragtime-era style characterized during the period as a Southern-rag and/or a Blue-rag.
Sue Keller is a performing artist with roots in a lot of different musical styles. Her earliest years were devoted to classical piano and vocal training and choir work as a 1st soprano through high school. In her college years she started out majoring in music and singing 2nd soprano but changed music to her minor (changing her major to theater) when the music department went ballistic over her working her way through school doing gigs as a folk guitar musician.
After college in the 80''s she worked her way around New England with a variety of bands specializing in Country Rock, doing essentially the same circuit as Bonnie Raitt, where she became affectionately known by the nickname, Licksy, for her blistering piano solos. The 90''s brought Sue to NYC where she evolved into a solo club performer and began shifting her focus to jazz and ragtime, and eventually to early Blues. During this period Sue also did a few stints in the NY theater scene as a musical director for a variety of off-Broadway and college productions.
Sue presently resides in the Chicago area, appears in Jazz, Blues, and Ragtime festivals world-wide, and is currently the artistic director for the Scott Joplin Festival held annually in Sedalia, Missouri.
Reborn: When the original 1994 production run of this CD sold out in May 2006, it was re-recorded by Sue Keller using her Nordiska 215 grand piano.