Will Perkins has been performing at ragtime and jazz festivals since the age of 14. His love for traditional jazz and ragtime piano has led him to perform at music festivals around the United States and beyond. Will has been a featured performer at the Bohem Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival in Kecskemet, Hungary, and at the Buenos Aires Ragtime Festival in Argentina.
He has also been regularly featured at the West Coast Ragtime Festival, the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, and many other festivals around the country. In 2017, Rivermont Records released Will's debut album "Snowy Morning Blues" - available here, as well as on Spotify and iTunes.
Currently, Will resides in Idaho Falls, Idaho with his wife, McKenna and their dog, Tavi. For his day job, Will is a professional piano technician, servicing pianos all across East Idaho and Western Wyoming. Read more here!
Major influences include:
Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, Max Morath, Tom Brier, Dick Wellstood, Ralph Sutton, Don Ewell, Wally Rose, Turk Murphy, Ray Skjelbred, Earl "Fatha" Hines, "Fats" Waller, James P. Johnson, "Jelly Roll" Morton, Max Keenlyside, John Arpin, Brian Holland, Vincent M. Johnson, Erroll Garner, "Knocky" Parker, Donald Ashwander, Martin Spitznagel.
Ray Skjelbred, Jazz Pianist
Recorded at the Old-Time Piano Contest in Oxford, MS.