Bob Milne: Ragtime Pianist


Dogwood Center - Main Stage Sun, Aug 6, 2023 3:00 PM


Bob Milne is a world renowned “Boogie-Woogie” ragtime pianist who has performed in Japan and Ireland. Bob has been recorded by the Library of Congress, played at Bill Gates’ private club in Palm Springs, and for the past president George Bush. Bob is regarded as an American Treasure. As a recording artist, he has produced ten collections of solo piano rags, blues, boogies and folk/traditional tunes, and has written a Concerto for Orchestra and Ragtime Piano. The Library of Congress has collected memorabilia and made a film of a day in his life to be stored for posterity as part of the American Music Project.

Mr. Milne is also the founder of the Michigan Music Retreat, a four-day event held in his hometown every September during which he teaches music and music history to students of all ages. "You can't educate piano," he says, "but you can educate yourself to know everything about it."