Max Keenlyside

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Max Keenlyside
Origin Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Genres Jazz, Ragtime
Instruments piano[1]

Max Keenlyside is a Canadian pianist and composer. He is known for his work in ragtime and stride piano styles. Keenlyside was born in late 1991.


Keenlyside began playing piano at the age of ten.[2] His interests in piano performance and composition simultaneously began with ragtime, and later expanded to include concert band and other instrumental forms.[3]

His musical work is derived from the stride, ragtime and classic jazz piano traditions, with special emphasis on the work of Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton.[4][5] He has been featured on a CBC Radio concert presentation.[6][7]


  • KeenlyStride (2010)
  • Mostly Max (2012)


  1. ^ King Porter Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton) played by Max Keenlyside video by Ron O'Dell at the 2008 West Coast Ragtime Festival.
  2. ^ Biography. Retrieved from
  3. ^ Press release from the Government of Prince Edward Island. Retrieved from
  4. ^ Charlton, Jonathan (April 23, 2013). "The Entertainer inspires the composer.". The Chronicle Herald. 
  5. ^ MAclean, Todd (April 12, 2013). "Classic tunes in a classic place.". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ "Studio H Sessions - Max Keenlyside". January 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ Bio at West Coast Ragtime Society website. Retrieved from,max_2013.htm

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