Monday, January 12, 2009

Reginald Robinson to play free concert
on January 23 at St. Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum has announced that pianist and composer Reginald R. Robinson (pictured) will perform a free concert for the museum's "Art After 5" series at 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 23 in the Grigg Gallery.

Robinson is a Chicago native known for his performances of ragtime, semi-classical, Latin American, and early jazz and blues styles. He has played all across the country and in Europe, and in 2004 was honored with the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, aka the "Genius Grant," for his work to revitalize ragtime music.

For a sample of Robinson's pianistic prowess, check the embedded video window below, where you can see and hear him performing an original composition called "Lady of Honor" at the 2007 "Blind" Boone Ragtime & Jazz Festival in Columbia, MO.

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