Born: February 7th, 1883 Died: February 12th, 1983
This week, we feature an incredible artist whose talent and musical longevity are beyond comprehension. Eubie Blake’s music focused on ragtime and early jazz culture. His prowess at the piano, as well as his charisma, made him an immediate success. His career was so long that he was able to take part in the 1970’s revival of ragtime music and he even performed well into his nineties. Today we celebrate Eubie Blake for his amazing achievements and contribution to American music.