World-Renown Ragtime Pianist to Perform at MCC
(FLINT, Mich. Sept. 22, 2015) – Bob Milne, the Ragtime “National Treasure” of American music, will perform as part of Mott Community College’s (MCC) Guest Artists Series on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Mott Memorial Building, Flint campus. Sponsored by the MCC Music Department, Guest Artist Series concerts are free, and open to the public.
“We are thrilled to include Bob in the Guest Artist Series here at Mott College,” said Dr. Townes Miller, Associate Professor of Music. “It is a privilege to showcase this amazing international talent for our students and for the community.”
Milne is considered to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world. He was filmed and documented for in 2004 at the Library of Congress. He is a “Musical Ambassador” for the US Department of State, performing numerous times in Japan and the Swiss Parliament as well as at multiple venues crisscrossing North America.
Milne has appeared at the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival (Sedalia, Missouri), the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Eau Claire Ragtime Festival, and the Sacramento Ragtime Festival.
Averaging about 250 performances a year, he also founded the Michigan Music Retreat, a four-day event held in his hometown of Lapeer every September, where he teaches music and music history to students of all ages. For more about Milne visit: http://bobmilne.com/new/.
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