John Partridge
John Partridge
Music director of the festival – John Partridge – is a nationally known ragtime composer and performer who has performed at festivals in Eau Claire, San Antonio, Sedalia and Sutter Creek. He is also director of Music Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church of Napa and Music Director of the Sonoma Hometown Band.
Larisa Migachyov
Larisa Migachyov
Long-time participant in the Wine Country Ragtime Festival and a nationally known ragtime composer and performer, Larisa recently gave a solo recital at Carnegie Hall.
Michael O'Brien
Michael O'Brien
New to our festival this year, Michael O’Brien is well known around the Bay Area as a performer, composer and accompanist.
Nick Arteaga
Nick Arteaga
Also new To the festival this year, Nick has participated in various small jazz and ragtime festivals in California including the West Coast Ragtime Festival, the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and the Sutter Creek Ragtime festival. As a composer Nick’s work include many piano rags, Latin pieces and teaching material. Nick lives in Chico and works in local real-estate.
Maple Profant
Maple Profant
Maple Profant is a Jazz, Boogie, and Blues Pianist and Vocalist, performing regularly in Northern California venues. Maple grew up near Chicago and consequently has a fondness for trains, rivers, fedoras, and stories of Al Capone style nightclubs. Maple plays solo, in bands, on live radio, for theater, in the studio, and even once sat in and improvised with an orchestra. Maple aims to make you fall in love under the spell of Piano Noir.