According to the Internet source given below, William Edwards is an American ragtime performer, composer and musicologist born in Southern California. After obtaining a broadcasting degree at Los Angeles Valley College he moved to Durango, Colorado.
In Durango he obtained a music degree from Fort Lewis College and performed regularly at The Abbey Theatre
and the Diamond Belle Saloon
where he became known as "Perfessor" Bill Edwards. His career has taken him to Washington, D.C. working with traditional jazz bands and artists such as Dave Brubeck
, Al Hirt, Marie Osmond, Mel Tillis and Jo Ann Castle
Since 1984, Edwards has recorded more than 40 CDs ranging from traditional classic ragtime, early popular song and blues.
Since the early 2000s he researched written on composers of ragtime and other music from the late 1890s into the 1920s. As well as developing his wide-ranging website has written book on composer/publisher Edward Taylor Paull
an encyclopedia of over 530 female composers.
||''Perfessor'' Bill Edwards
||Composers' home page.