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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Wood, Mark Electrify Your Strings! Music
Electrify Your Strings! (2-day workshop plus concert) is the brainchild of Emmy-award winning, Juilliard-trained electric violinist Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra). By having students participate in real-life rehearsal and performance situations, we will help you to create your very own ROCK ORCHESTRA! Mark will inspire students with cutting-edge methods he’s developed over the years and will have them demonstrating and applying these techniques, building a bridge to help them connect the classical and contemporary world of string playing. The program culminates in an evening concert featuring Mark performing with your students, where they can show off the skills they’ve acquired during the event.
$3001+
Lipton, Zachary Zack Lipton Quintet - Jazz Performance and Workshop Music
The Zack Lipton Quintet is an active performing and recording unit in New York's vibrant Jazz scene. Formed in the fall of 2005, the Zack Lipton Quintet is a collective of musicians committed to dismantling popular notions of the boundaries between musical idioms. The band uses original compositions as a vehicle for synthesizing its members' eclectic tastes without compromising the integrity of any of its influences. Drawing from influences as diverse as John Coltrane and Stevie Wonder, the band performs music that is both intellectually and artistically advanced while remaining culturally relevant. Performances consist of performing mostly original works as well as some inventive takes on standard repertoire. Sets can be as short as 45 minutes and as long as 90 minutes. Between tunes, Zack will generally introduce the band and also provide commentary suitable to the level of the audience to contextualize the songs played. The Quintet can also participate in Question and Answer sessions and/or clinics with student bands before or after performances.
$501- $1000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. TAINO Latin-American music Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Husband-wife duo, Sana and Papo Nickel create their powerful sound using exquisite vocals, guitars, congas, bongos, bamboo flutes, cuatro, requinto, and a whole array of ethnic instruments. All shows are full of audience participation.

THE LATIN AMERICAN JOURNEY traces TAINO’s five-year journey through Central and South America and the Caribbean with songs, stories, and Spanish words.

DISCOVERING COLUMBUS uses music and theatre to explore the world that Columbus encountered, and the subsequent transformation of that world with the meeting of the Native American, European, and African peoples.

GRACIAS A LA VIDA: THANKSGIVING AROUND THE WORLD uses masks, dance, songs, ethnic instruments, and stories to celelbrate the harvest time in the British Isles, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.

CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY celebrates the winter holiday season through the joyous and festive nature of their music and traditions.

THE RAIN FOREST features music from the major rain forest areas of the world, including South America, Central Africa, Indonesia, and the forests of our own North American continent.

CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL CELEBRATION is an exuberant performance celebrating Latin American music, featuring reggae, dazzling keyboard skills, and loaded with participation.

$501- $1000
!, Spook Handy American Folk Songs for the Whole Family History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. We’ll sing old favorites like “This Land is Your Land”, “If I had a Hammer”, “I’ve been Working on the Railroad”, “She’ll be coming Around the Mountain” and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
merwin, chris Mecca Bodega world music/folk fusion Multicultural- Other,
Music
Instrumental world music/folk fusion duo consisting of Chris Merwin and Paul Mueller. Most of the music is hammered dulcimer, with Chris playing the Japanese shakuhachi flute, acoustic Hawaiian steel guitars, Columbian ten stringed tiple, and Irish bouzouki. Paul also plays various hand drums such as the Middle Eastern dumbek, African djembe, and an assortment of other percussion instruments from around the globe. This program is the only one of it’s kind anywhere and is highly sophisticated as well as entertaining.
$501- $1000
Halpern, Roberta Global Tots Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
A fun and sometimes silly creative movement program for pre-schoolers! Everyone( including care-givers)is invited to participate in this musical journey around the world, with songs selected especially for the age group. With creative visualization, we become animals of the jungle, and of the sea. We plant gardens, go to the zoo, drive cars, and more!!! All at the library!!!
$101- $200
Kahn, Mitch Mitch Kahn Celebrates The Songs that won the Academy Award History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Since 1934 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has given it’s nod to the best original song written for a motion picture. Packed with music, nostalgia and anecdotes about the singers, actors and composers, “The Academy Awards show” is adult programming at it’s finest. Singer-Pianist-Entertainer and society orchestra leader Mitch Kahn has the audience singing along to Oscar winning hits including Lullabye of Broadway, The Way You Look Tonight, Over the Rainbow, Love is a Many Spendored Thing, All the Way, Que Sera Sera, Moon River, The Shadow of Your Smile, The Way We Were and Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. From Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins and Dorothy Fields to Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Marvin Hamlisch and Henry Mancini, The Academy Awards Show features the best of the Great American Popular Songbook, consistently receiving accolades from audiences and programmers alike. PROGRAMS CURRENTLY OFFERED: Introduction to the Great Songwriters, The Songs that won the Academy Award, Aspects of Love, Sail Away.
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Selections from the Great American Songbook History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The Great American Songbook- Music of the great American song writers This Live performance of concert vocalist/percussionist Perley Rousseau and keyboardist Sonny Daye highlights the music of the great American composers such as Berlin, Gershwin, Rogers, Hart, Porter, Mercer and others...Includes stories about the music and the composers.
$351- $500
Ransom, Stanley Civil War songs of New York State History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
I sing the songs popular during the Civil War, especially songs from New York State. I play guitar, mandolin and banjo. I also play period tunes on the hammered dulcimer and tell the story of the importance of music during the Civil War. I include songs collected in Upstate New York.
$201- $350
Levin, Yosi Yosi in Concert! Music,
Other
Award-winning children's recording artist, & performer, Yosi, with a string of Sirius/XM radio HITS performs at concert stages throughout the Northeast and beyond. From schools and library events to festivals, Yosi's shows are whimsical and imaginative, featuring an enthusiasm that is both magical and infectious. Yosi's multi-award-winning CDs and his music can be heard nationally on WXPN - Kids Corner, and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.
$501- $1000
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