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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
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
Cavanaugh, Deb Explore New York: a musical journey written for the 2010 Summer Reading Program History,
Music,
Other
Come join us as we explore New York musically with such songs as Erie Canal, Barges, Sidewalks of New York and many more. We will visit the Iroquois Nation, the Big Apple, the Hudson River, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains and more. This program can be adapted for all ages, can be interactive for the very young and can include a songwriting workshop for teens.
$201- $350
Helou, Paul Paul Helou interactive music for children Music
I have a very interactive, energetic musical show for children -- within minutes they will be clapping, dancing, having a great time. Take a look at www.paulhelou.com
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John THE ART of the BALLAD: Oral Literature, Musical Poetry, Mystery and Legend History,
Literature- Other,
Music
The ballad was a powerful and mystical form of early literature that was enriched and carried through time by the elements of rhyme, rhythm, and music. This collection of compelling short musical tales represents different cultures, and is presented in original form - as songs rich in symbolism, surprising storylines, archetypal characters, and the familiar motifs they share with their close cousins, folk and fairy tales. This intriguing program features early music and instruments from the times of Beowulf to Shakespeare, including medieval bray harp, hurdy gurdy, recorders and other historic instruments. Adaptable for different ages and seasons.
$351- $500
Wright, Gary Singing BOOKS! A Musical Magic Carpet Ride Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
This program artfully weaves literature, reading, & the arts into a colorful, informative tapestry. Our audience was mesmerized. -Karen Vandervoorst Travel with our magic carpet (Shel Silverstein poem) & company of 3 to baseball fields, country settings, & caribbean ports-of-call, amongst others. Audiences sing-a-long & move-a-long to familar classic & future classic childrens songs. Quality live music, stunning projected imagery and fun colorful costume headwear further enhance our special presentation of music, performance & literature. Featured are songs from chapter book movies Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & The Wizard of Oz, & top picture books: Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Playing Right Field, Down on Grandpas Farm/Mi Rancho, Inch by Inch (the Garden Song), This Land is Your Land, Down By the Bay, Don't Worry Be Happy, & more. Like being at a Broadway Show! Bookmaking workshops can also be combined with performances...5 of the titles we present can be made into mini-books with xeroxing, cutting & assembling from a single double sided piece of paper.
$1001- $3000
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. RESOLVING RAGE by Rick Adam Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Music
Rick’s engaging personality and winning style will captivate his audience with original songs, and dramatized testimony of growing up in an abusive family. He effectively delivers his message by creating an emotional bond with his audience, offering a holistic approach to stopping the cycle of abuse, while providing them with tools to control tempers, address bullying, resist peer pressure, and celebrate differences. With the growth of technology, today’s youth are experiencing more pressure than ever, while going through an already difficult time of life. Rick’s program will provide captivating entertainment, while delivering vital, life-saving messages. It is a performance that every teenager should see.
$501- $1000
Hoffman, Nan On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
MUSIC, particularly folk music with its emphasis on lyrics and stories, can help enhance reading, writing and listening skills, and language development. Using a variety of songs and instruments, and her collection of 'Books That Sing', Nan's presentations are fun and informative and encourage audience participation. Complementing the SRP theme of Wellness, Fitness and Sports, her programs this year will include songs promoting movement and activity through motion and dance. Audiences of all ages will also exercise their minds with songs containing riddles and puzzles, and with add-on and 'zipper' songs. SUITABLE FOR THE 2016 NYS SUMMER READING PROGRAM, her performances can serve as kick-off or culmination events, may be included at anytime to stimulate reading interest, or adapted for adults and all-age audiences. As always, Nan's programs are a balance between just-for-fun and thoughtful meanings and messages.
$201- $350
Kingsley, Cyndi Swing and Light Jazz Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Cyndi Kingsley sings a selection of songs from the 20s through the 50s. Many of these songs were also sung by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Doris Day. Upbeat and fun. Inspires people to get up and dance if they wish. Show might include but not limited to songs such as: Nice and Easy Blue Moon Sentimental Journey Don't Get Around Much Anymore As Time Goes By Blue Skies
$101- $200
Geddes, Diane Alotta Sound Music
2 Broads with Alotta Sound", also know as "Alotta Sound" (contractors choice) - Join Quency Rene, "Q", (Vocalist/Entertainer) and Diane Geddes (Keyboard) on this one hour "flight of fancy". This musicale includes some of the most beloved songs of the 20th century that have been inspired by the moon and the stars. These melodies and lyrics of romantic songs are "out of this world". The program is scheduled for a 7:00 PM launch, on.......……….
$201- $350
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