Award-Winning Old Time/Ragtime Piano Player, Bill 'Perfessor' Edwards, to Perform at Ashby Ponds 10/23

WHAT: Bill "Perfessor" Edwards will be performing a mix-up of movie shorts, ragtime, and sing-a-longs at the Ashby Ponds retirement community.   In 1986, Bill moved from the West Coast to the Washington, D.C. area and ended up spending eight years playing for the Fish Market restaurant and entertainment venue, and has played everything from Jazz to Classical to Rock in other venues around the Nation's Capitol. This includes a Christmas performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Edwards has also performed with many prestigious traditional jazz bands, and worked with or opened for a variety of well-known artists, including Dave Brubeck, Al Hirt, Mel Tillis and Jo-Ann Castle.  Bill has consistently placed in the top 5 of performers at the World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing; he was awarded the top title in 1991.  To read more about Bill, click on the link above for his website. WHEN: Sunday, October 23, 2011 | 7:00pm WHERE: Ashby Ponds Retirement Community Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 CONTACT: Please contact Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 or jessica.mckay@erickson.com should you wish to visit the community and cover/take photos of the event.  This event is open only to media and residents of the Ashby Ponds community. ABOUT ASHBY PONDS:  Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.).  The community is home to 600 residents and is filled with fascinating people and fantastic opportunities.  Life at Ashby Ponds offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at: www.ericksonliving.com.