Valerie Kirchhoff & Ethan Leinwand, Ragtime Music

Ragtime Music

Date and Time

Thursday, August 15 | 7:00 am

  • First Performance: 1:30 pm
  • Second Performance: 4:30 am
  • Third Performance: 7:00 pm

Valerie Kirchhoff

Also known as, Miss Jubilee, she is a vocalist and bandleader born and raised in St. Louis She has been performing professionally for over fifteen years and is a beloved staple of the local music scene. Valerie grew up singing in church and school choirs, and discovered a passion for early jazz and blues while in her teens. Wanting to hear more of this kind of music around town, she formed her own band in 2007, and has been entertaining audiences ever since. Valerie champions the female blues singers of the 20s and 30s, with a particular focus on the lesser-known singers from St. Louis. Valerie has performed across the United State and Europe and performs weekly in her hometown.


Ethan Leinwand

Ethan is a St. Louis-based pianist who specializes in barrelhouse blues. A mostly self-taught pianist, he is a student of the music, and delights in bringing this lost art to life. His unique repertoire stretches from ragtime to boogie-woogie and tells the story of blues piano. Through performances across the United States and Europe (as well as an active YouTube channel), Ethan has gained world-wide recognition as a leading exponent of barrelhouse blues piano. Ethan was born and raised in Middletown, CT and graduated from Wesleyan University in 2005. he began his music career in 2009, performing in bars, restaurants and nightclubs in New York City. he moved to St. Louis, MO in 2014 – a town with deep piano blues and ragtime traditions – and began collaborating with vocalist Valerie Kirchhoff (miss Jubilee, The St. Louis Steady Grinders), among others. He can be seen performing weekly in his hometown, and is a regular at ragtime, boogie-woogie, acoustic clues, and folk festivals.