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todd hepburn / Bio

Todd Hepburn began playing piano at age five, and plays ragtime, boogie-woogie, honky tonk, blues, jazz standards, songs from the hit parade great American songbook, spirituals, even a few original tunes, a veritable musical gumbo. He has performed on many of the riverboats on the Ohio River, playing the piano and calliope on the Belle of Cincinnati since the ‘90s. He has performed and acted as Master of Ceremonies on the Cincy Blues Fest Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame Piano Stage many times since 1998, and last returned in 2012.

Todd has performed at Tall Stacks several times, portraying a riverboat era strolling street musician with his melodica, performing his “Tribute to Scott Joplin and Stephen Foster” on the piano. He was one of the last to perform at the Emery Auditorium before it closed back in ‘99, with a ragtime set dedicated to Scott Joplin that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the publication of the Maple Leaf Rag, returning in 2012 for a benefit concert. He plays solo piano at Arnold’s every Wednesday and Sunday brunch and dinner and Tuesday evenings at BrewRiver Gastropub. He has played songs from “The Great American Songbook” with Amy McFarland since last fall.

Here are some a links to some youtube video clips you might want to check out.

Maple Leaf Rag (piano):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuL4WvyC14A

Let the Good Times Roll (piano): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzz7vbAKyxs

Blue Bayou (piano):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_52F_zsjcw

He has also performed live on The Gary Burbank show on 700 WLW, WVXU Radio, and WNOP JazzRadio, and has been featured in Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Post, CityBeat, The Cincy Blues Society Blues Record and TV Channels 5, 9, 12 and 19. For booking information Todd can be reached at (513)703-6335, or by email at hepflash@zoomtown.com

General Info

Band Members
todd hepburn
Artist Name
todd hepburn
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/toddhepburn
Genres
Other / ragtime, blues, hit parade, spirituals / melodica, piano, singer

Contact Info

Location
Cincinnati, OH
Manager
none

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