Ethan Uslan

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune for his "vivid musical imagination" and "deep understanding of far-flung performance practices," Ethan Uslan is a ragtime/jazz concert pianist. He is a 3-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest (yes - that really exists!) and has performed all over the USA and Europe. Ethan was featured prominently in the 2012 documentary "The Entertainers" and his jazz rendition of Bach's "Minuet in G"  was used in the AMC series "Interview With the Vampire." 

Aside from solo work, Ethan has appeared with symphony orchestras, jazz bands, improv comedy groups, and even a clown show. At the age of 9, he began studying classical piano with Faina Litenzon in his hometown of South Orange, NJ. As a teenager, he took jazz piano lessons from Dan Crisci and in college (Indiana University) he studied classical piano under Edmund Battersby. Ethan got a master's degree in historical musicology (also at Indiana University), and his most important mentor in that field was jazz historian Jeffrey Magee, who has written books on Fletcher Henderson and Irving Berlin. 

Ethan Uslan currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina where he presents his music and storytelling on his very own podcast - The Carolina Shout. His concerts are filled with passion, humor, virtuosity, and a deep love for America's rich musical past. His vast repertoire includes original arrangements of New Orleans Jazz, blues, stomps, Harlem stride piano, swing, Cuban rumbas, jazzed-up versions of classical masterpieces, and even a polka or two. 

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