An original approach to ragtime, boogie-woogie and jazz classics

Our music & our performances


ORIGINAL RAGS  present a professional performance by Mike Denham and Steve Graham. 

It features classic ragtime, popular melodies by Fats Waller and Irving Berlin, eight-to-the-bar boogie-woogie by Meade Lux Lewis and Albert Ammons, and the jazz of Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke - all mixed with interesting and entertaining anecdotes about these figures and the colourful lives they led.

Steve Graham is a highly acclaimed musician fluent on both trumpet and mandolin, while Mike Denham is a fine solo pianist and (occasional) exponent of the Swannee whistle!

ORIGINAL RAGS  have performed at prestigious venues such as London’s Purcell Room and St George’s Bristol.  They have entertained village audiences in churches and halls throughout the South West, and further afield.  And they have appeared several times at the Bude and Keswick Jazz Festivals, two of the most popular in the UK.

ORIGINAL RAGS  are also booked for private parties, wedding celebrations and other events.

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