Home » Musicians » Terry Waldo

Terry Waldo

Terry Waldo, the protégé of the late Eubie Blake, is a virtuoso ragtime, stride, and blues pianist as well as a vocalist and performer, famous for his dry wit.  Mr. Waldo is also an author, composer, producer, band leader and theatrical music director. In a professional career that has spanned over fifty years, Terry has produced and arranged over sixty albums, including his newest on Turtle Bay Records: I Double Dare You which features Tatiana Eva-Marie and Waldo’s Gotham City Band.  He is currently producing a podcast, This Is Ragtime and a new documentary, This Is Ragtime: The Birth of American Music.

Waldo’s prestigious venues include: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Supreme Court, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institute, The Library of Congress,  The National Gallery of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Museum of Natural History.  His New York club appearances include Michael’s Pub, Carnegie Tavern, Birdland, Iridium, The Bottom Line, Feinstein’s, The Cookery, The Blue Note, Caroline’s Comedy Club, Cajun, Chez Josephines, Mezzrow, The Village Gate, Smalls, Hanratty’s, The Rum House, The Red Blazer, and Dizzy’s Club in Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Read more


“Terry Waldo, ragtime pianist nonpareil and eminent scholar of the form, is musical director and arranger, at the piano. He acts too. Mr. Waldo is worth the price of a ticket.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

“I love Terry Waldo’s insistence on the quality of the music… Ragtime, this great music, needs Terry Waldo to enliven it for today’s audiences and the future.” —WYNTON MARSALIS



I Double Dare You

Turtle Bay Records


The Ohio Theatre...

Delmark Records


Kinky And Sweet

Unknown label


Wizard Of The Keyboard

Unknown label


The Soul of Ragtime

Tompkins Square


Just A Closer Walk With Thee

From: The Soul of Ragtime
By Terry Waldo



Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.