Elite Syncopation: The Jazz Age Begins

Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
The Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown


Elite Syncopation performs historic American music, with a focus on ragtime and early jazz. The quintet returns to The Russell House to re-create historically authentic performances of landmarks from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The group features Wesleyan Private Lessons Teachers Roy Wiseman on double bass, Perry Elliot on violin, and Julie Ribchinsky on cello; Liz Smith on flute, clarinet, and saxophone; and Gary Chapman on piano.

Click here to see photos from this event.

Listen to an interview with Roy Wiseman on the Center for the Arts Radio Hour. Featuring tunes from Elite Syncopation's 1995 album Sidewalk Blues: "The Cannon Ball," "Hen Cackle Rag," "La Paloma," "A Song of India," "Hyena Stomp," "Solace," "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate," "Dead Man Blues," "Billy Goat Stomp," "Wall Street Rag," "Bethena," and "One O' Them Things!"