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Guest Performer Brad Kay Bio
Brad Kay, pianist, cornetist, composer and musicologist, has played in and led bands in Los Angeles since 1965, when he began performing at Shakeys' Pizza Parlors. Music has been his consuming passion since childhood, starting with ragtime, developing into a love for all great American music, especially the hot jazz of the 1920s.
Since 1997, he has led a piano trio, plays cornet and piano and records with Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys. His major passion these days has been composing, racking up over 1,000 pieces since November, 1998.
He has appeared at several ragtime festivals since 2001, including the Orange County, Sutter Creek and Sacramento, as soloist, accompanist (to "Those Syncopating Songbirds") and with Janet Klein.