Ragtime, Blues and Jazz Videos
This page features live performances of ragtime, blues, and jazz. Each piece is arranged in a unique, partly improvised, manner.
Fats Waller’s “Alligator Crawl,” a classic of stride piano.
“Peaceful Henry,” a 1901 rag by mid-Westerner Harry Kelly. It is a lovely, lyrical example of the folk ragtime style known as a “slow drag.”
Jelly Roll Morton’s “The Pearls,” an elegant, wistful jazz standard from 1923.
“Tiger Rag” A stunning solo version of this early jazz classic.