Watch the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble in concert playing C Jam Blues.
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Peabody Ragtime Ensemble concerts are a quirky, joyous potpourri of American music ranging from about 1890 to 1950, spanning a variety of early jazz styles including ragtime, Dixieland, big band, swing and novelty tunes, usually interspersed with a few choice vocals in each set.
Those of you who had the rare privilege to “experience” Joe Rinaldi, the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble’s reed player extraordinaire from 1993 to 2005, will be saddened to learn of his death on May 18, 2010 at age 85 in Wolfeboro, NH, where he made his home after he retired from active performing in 2005.
The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble formed in March of 1974 when the members were all students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.