The San Antonio Ragtime Society is a group that enjoys that great American, syncopated, mostly piano, music.


Ragtime “Open Mic” - Come sign up to play or just listen to some ragtime!

Next “Open Mic”   (July 12, 2014)

 at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 202 NE Loop 410, San Antonio (of course)!

Time to be determined.



Here’s a message from our friends in Austin:


From the desk of Dave Stoddard:
For more information, see
The Austin Philharmonic Orchestra will play its spring concert at Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Parkway, on Wednesday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m.  This concert is free, although the music is priceless and donations are gratefully accepted.  There is plenty of free parking.  Music Director David Oertel has programmed the Poet and Peasant Overture by Franz von Suppe and Symphony No. 2 by Johannes Brahms.  Both pieces will feature a full brass section which I will anchor on tuba.  It will be an evening of fine Romantic music.
Thrift Set Orchestra, one of the hottest traditional jazz bands in the Austin area, has recorded its first CD.  The CDs themselves haven’t been pressed yet, but the album is available as an electronic download.  For more information, please see
Here are some local club events.  There is plenty of hot jazz to be found in the Austin area!
Dave Stoddard
Erik Hokkanen and the Hip Replacements
Tuesdays at Austin Ale House, 9:00 – 11:30 pm

Stanley Smith & Jon Doyle
Tuesdays at the Elephant Room, 315 Congress Avenue, 6 – 8 pm

Jazz Pharaohs (with Ryan Gould, Stanley Smith, JD Pendley and David Jellema)
Wednesdays at the Elephant Room, 315 Congress Avenue, 6 – 8 pm

La Grosse Tete
Sunday, April 27 at Central Market North, 11 am
I will play trombone at this event.
Texas Hot Jazz Jam Session with Jim Ivy
Thursday, May 1 at Star Coffee, 114 Main Street, Round Rock, 7 – 9 pm
Hollywood Revue
Saturday, May 3 at the East Side Show Room, 11 pm
Hot Club Soda
Sunday, April 27 at the Satellite Bistro, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday, May 25 at the Satellite Bistro, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Cats and the Canary
Thursday, May 8 at the East Side Show Room, 11 pm
Friday, May 9 at the East Side Show Room, 1 am
Hot Club of Cowtown
Wednesday, April 23 and May 7-14-21-28 at the Continental Club, 6:30 pm
Second Line Jazz Band with Jim Ivy
Thursday, May 15 at Star Coffee, 114 Main Street, Round Rock, 7 – 9 pm
Hot Texas Swing Band
Friday, April 25 at Central Market Westgate, 5 pm
Friday, April 25 for Founders’ Day Dance, Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, April 26 at Smoke ‘N Hops, Dripping Springs, 7 – 10 pm
Friday, May 2 at Mazama Coffee, Wimberley, 6:30 – 8 pm
Saturday, May 3 at Chulita’s on the Square, Wimberley, 1 – 3 pm
Saturday, May 3 at Hill Country Galleria Amphitheatre, 7 – 9 pm
Sunday, May 4 at the Domain, 2 – 5 pm
Saturday, May 9 at Ino’z Brew ‘n Chew, Wimberley, 7 – 10 pm
White Ghost Shivers
Friday, April 25 at The Roost, Pflugerville, 10:30 pm
Saturday, April 26 at the Sunset Valley Arts Fest, 10 am
Friday, May 9 at Threadgill’s WHQ, 10 pm
Saturday, May 31 at the White Horse, 11 pm

See “Events” for more info on these unique Ragtime opportunities.

Click on our “Videos” page to see some of Luis’s favorite ragtime!