Possibly the finest interpreter of ragtime and early jazz piano music alive today ("The Svatislav Richter of Rag" New York Daily News). Larsen made a big impression at the Festival two years ago and returns with his heady brew of infectious music by Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton etc.
He will present a special New Orleans section to the concert, to mark thoughts of the New Orleans hurricane disaster. This is a rarely heard treasure trove of music played by a pianist who matches technique with a unique understanding of the genre.
Date: Saturday 29th July 2006
Place: The Hub, Edinburgh
Tickets and more information: www.edinburghjazzfestival.co.uk