14th Annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival and the Gatsby Gala

February 27, 2020
to February 29

About this event

Join Mississippi State University Libraries for the 14th Annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival and the Gatsby Gala! The only one of its kind in the Southeast, the festival brings together world-renowned artists and entertainers to share their insights and love of ragtime, jazz and blues music.

Multi-instrumentalist “Blind Boy” Paxton, who has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk and country music into the here and now, will make his Templeton festival debut.

Also making his first appearance at the festival is ragtime pianist, historian and composer Bill Edwards.

Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi, who blend impeccable technique and mature musicality with humor and showmanship, will return this year to share their repertoire of classic piano jazz music.

Jeff Barnhart, an internationally renowned pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, ASCAP composer, educator and entertainer, will again serve as artistic director and as a featured performer.

As in years past, the festival will begin with the Gatsby Gala, a 1920’s-inspired fashion show featuring clothing designed by MSU Fashion Design and Merchandising students. The clothing will be modeled by members of the MSU Fashion Board.

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Mitchell Memorial Library and McComas Hall
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Lynda Graham
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