JAZZ fans from across the central West will flock to Orange on Tuesday night to see a world champion performer tickle the ivories of a Steinway Grand Piano.
Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more.
He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.
The only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.
Although he is only 26 years old, Mr Swanson has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.
In 2007, he appeared alongside the late John Arpin at the Bohem Ragtime and Jazz Festival in the Republic of Hungary, and has also toured Switzerland.
Mr Swanson made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of 19, where he performed with multi-platinum-selling artist Michael Feinstein.
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He has played at the prestigious Cinecon Classic Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and privately for noted Hollywood composer Richard M. Sherman.
In 2013, Mr Swanson made his first appearance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday’s concert is a result of a collaboration between the Orange Regional Conservatorium and James Sheahan Catholic High School, a relationship which also saw Canadian musician Avan Yu come Orange earlier this year.
As part of his Australian tour, the American pianist will be appearing at the James Sheahan’s Performing Arts Centre, taking advantage of both the fantastic venue and beautiful Steinway.
Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for concession card holders, and $5 for children, and are can be purchased at www.orangecon.org.au.
The audience is asked to be there at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
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