Ethan Uslan is a ragtime/jazz pianist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a 3-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest (yes - that really exists!) and has performed all over the USA, Europe, and Cyberspace, where his jazzed-up Für Elise has gone viral.
Aside from solo work, Ethan has appeared with symphony orchestras, jazz bands, improv comedy groups, and even a clown show. At the age of 9, he began studying classical piano with Faina Litenzon in his hometown of South Orange, NJ. As a teenager, he took jazz piano lessons from Dan Crisci and in college (Indiana University) he studied classical piano (Edmund Battersby). While in college, Ethan decided to devote himself to ragtime and early jazz, and hasn’t looked back since.
Now Ethan lives in Charlotte, North Carolina where he presents his music and storytelling on his very own podcast - The Carolina Shout. His concerts are filled with passion, humor, virtuosity, and a deep love for America's rich musical past. His vast repertoire includes original arrangements of Civil-War era songs, New Orleans Jazz, 1920s Charlestons, blues, stomps, Harlem stride piano, swing, Cuban rumbas, jazzed-up versions of classical masterpieces, and one Hawaiian song called Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula.