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Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

New York City's best play in the park
Angelito Jusay
April 26, 2024, 12:30pm–2:30pm

A-one and a-two and a-you know what to do...!
Come on down and swing along with the best ragtime, stride, and jazz musicians in town.

Upper Terrace (at the base of the William Cullen Bryant Statue behind the New York Public Library)

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival. He may currently be heard on his new Podcast -This Is Ragtime.  Come on by to hear Terry tickling the keyboard in Bryant Park or performing with Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band at the Zinc Bar on Wednesday nights and throughout the 34th Street District all summer long!

For schedules and info, please visit

Thank you for the music!

Many thanks to Sam Ash Music Stores for their support through the years.

Pianist Frank Owens sits at the piano in Bryant Park NYC with a crowd of listeners.
Angelito Jusay Photography