My latest article for The Island Packet newspaper on Hilton Head Island, SC, is about pianist Mark Shane:
If you play pool, do it like Minnesota Fats. If you say, â€œHey, hey, hey,â€ do it like Fat Albert. And if you play stride piano, youâ€™d best do it like Fats Waller.
Fans of the stride piano â€” and of Wallerâ€™s infectious music â€” are in for a rare treat when pianist Mark Shane comes to the Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island to pay tribute to Waller.
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