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Student brings ragtime piano greats together in Durango

Adam Swanson loves old-time piano. And later this month, he's going to share that love, festival style. 

This month, Swanson – a senior Music major from Shenandoah, Iowa, and a multiple-time ragtime piano world champion – will bring all those loves together when the Diamond Belle and Strater Hotel host the Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival, March 14 - 16.

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Student brings ragtime piano greats together in Durango

Adam Swanson loves old-time piano. And later this month, he's going to share that love, festival style.

Swanson, a junior Music major from Shenandoah, Iowa, was 10 years old when he first heard ragtime music. “We bought my grandparents an internet system, and I heard ragtime as the background music,” says Swanson. “I liked it so much I started asking my mom to play it, because she played a little piano. Before long I started learning on my own.”

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Carnegie Hall welcomes FLC Music student and ragtime piano world champion

Swanson plays a little ragtime in Fort Lewis College's Roshong Recital Hall. In 2002, when Adam Swanson was 10 years old, he first heard ragtime music. “We bought my grandparents an internet system, and I heard ragtime as the backgr ...

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