Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland



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RAGTIME RICK AND THE CHEFS OF DIXIELAND would love to spice up your next
event!  The Chefs are available for
Trade Shows, Hospitality Suites, Poker Nights,
Riverboat-Theme Parties,  Mardi Gras  Celebrations,  Kentucky Derby Parties,
Opening Day,
or any occasion when Hot Jazz will provide an extra sizzle!

Here are some previous events that have featured the CHEFS OF DIXIELAND:

New Years Eve

On December 31, 2005 The City of Maumee, Ohio produced a fabulous New Years Eve
Extravaganza at the beautiful Maumee Indoor Theater.   Ragtime Rick's Bourbon Street
 was the featured entertainment for the evening,  including the Blue Kazoo Band,
Jimity the New Orleans Street Clown, Magician Steve Ryder, Erie Street Acappella, and
The Chefs of Dixieland.  Tim Wagener, Mayor of the Great City of Maumee,  also made a
cameo appearance.  What a great way to ring in 2006! 

        JIMITY,  the  New Orleans
        Street Clown, has a battle
        of wits with Ragtime Rick
        at  the  MAUMEE  INDOOR
        THEATER,  Dec. 31, 2005.

                                       Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland have played at several Jazz Festivals -- including the
                                       Earlyjas Festival in Strongsville, Ohio and the Grand International Ragtime-Jasstime Festival
                                       in Alexandria Bay, New York.  On July 17, 2010, The Chefs played a concert at Shield's Pizza in
                                       Southfield, Michigan for the Greater Detroit Jazz Society.  (A good time was had by all.)

 On Wednesday, January 24, 2007, Ragtime Rick & the Chefs of Dixieland performed live on the Mitch Albom Show 
 on WJR.    760 on the AM Radio Dial,  it's the most powerful radio station in Michigan.   Albom is also a columnist for
 The Detroit Free Press, a television commentator, and best-selling author of several books including Tuesdays with
 Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.  The following night (Thursday, January 25), the band made its first
 appearance at  Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit,  the world's oldest jazz club.

KEVIN SHOPE plays with the CHEFS on WJR.    Photo by Jim Park

for booking information, contact:
 "Ragtime Rick" Grafing
P.O. Box 1071
Toledo, Ohio  43697

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