Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi SEUSS IS LOOSE!!!!! Literature- Authors,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Gigi, Family & Friends from the Lend Me a Hand Band will lead the families in a zany Celebration of Seuss through “musical adventures in song and rhyme and all should have a very good time!” The magic and joy of Seuss is contagious fun for everyone! This presentation is an easy crowd pleasing program and a favorite among librarians. Highly interactive games, songs and chants fill this program with fun. Gigi, an award winning singer who has appeared on many major stages and concert halls, will lead the audience in interactive games, stories and songs based around Dr. Seuss. NBC Today in NY has called the Lend Me a Hand Band one of the “Best Bets” in Family Entertainment. Come join us for the Music, Merriment and More….!
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora Silly Science of Magic in Books Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Science
Your patrons will enjoy bringing magical books like Harry Potter, Streganona, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, How to Train Your Dragon, Grimm Sisters, and more to life with singer songwriter Lee Knight. Each show turns 6-7 different books into musical numbers starring your patrons! Props, puppets and costumes are used to enhance creativity. Patrons will sing, dance and act to fully orchestrated, original and multi-cultural music.
$201- $350
Dayan, Nomi Sounds of the Night Music,
Nature- Animals,
Science
Explore how whales and nocturnal animals use the amazing world of sounds to get around in the dark. Touch a whale earbone and test your own ears by trying hands-on sound experiment stations with tuning forks, vibrating shakers, and other instruments. Create your own musical instrument.
$101- $200
Torgan, Keith Green Golly & Her Golden Flute Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
The Opinionated Parent said that this hilarious and musical introduction to classical music based on the tale of Rapunzel is "57 minutes of awesome!" That's the kind of theatrical magic that happens when you put a world class flutist (Barbara Siesel) and a world class storyteller (Keith Torgan) on the same stage at the same time! The 24/7 Mom added that this is "an awesome way to introduce children to classical music without them saying 'Mom! Turn on Hannah Montana!"
$501- $1000
Walsh, FARMER TOM WALSH and tiger tom LIFE ON THE FARM WITH FARMER TOM WALSH FUNNY SONGS AND STORIES FROM THE FARM Music,
Nature- Gardening,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Farmer Tom Walsh creates A CELEBRATION OF READING! STICKER GIVE-A-WAY DURING THE PROGRAM! FARMER TOM has brought reading excitement to student with assemblies for schools, PARP and libraries for over 25 years! Within his unique and engaging program, involving Action and Silly Songs, Storytelling, Movement, Laughter, Learning, Sing-a-long, Props, Audience Participation and Hand Clapping, Farmer Tom Walsh inspires the students to pick up a book or use the internet(with guidance) and see how enriching, educating and entertaining reading can be! Farmer Tom Walsh educates by bringing a understanding of farm culture, safety, farm animals, history of farming, the first green industry, recycling, science, nutritional value of fresh vegetables, cooperation, working together and the fun of physical activities through music and songs from down on the farm. We really get moving!
$351- $500
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley “Remembering Louis Armstrong” History,
Media- Other,
Music
“Remembering Louis Armstrong” Louis Armstrong defined what it was to play Jazz. His amazing technical abilities, the joy and spontaneity, and inventive musical mind still dominate jazz to this day. His music influenced not only instrumentalists, but vocalists such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Sonny & Perley along with a band of swinging musicians bring to life some of his iconic recordings including Basin Street Blues, Dream A Little Dream and St. Louis Blues as well as favorites from his popular recordings with Ella and many others.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John Bells & Motley Victorian Musical Celebration of Christmas Past History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Music and customs of a traditional Christmas of Dickens' time included jovial and ceremonial songs with choruses for all to share, ballads steeped history, costumed characters or 'guisers,' tableaux and games, dances, and the presence of holly, ivy, and evergreen. This musical voyage back to the spirit of Christmas Past offers a magical time for family and friends to gather and share the origins of our traditions. Across England, wealthy households would celebrate with great musical feasts and pageants, and folks would go from door to door, singing wassailing songs that ended with the request for 'a toast and a good loaf or cheese, and we’ll be on our way.' Featured will be wassail songs from Cornwall, Somerset, and Gloucestershire. Other traditions will include a special processional bagpipe air from Northumberland to 'pipe your bounds' to insure abundance and well being throughout the new year. This peek behind the history of Christmas celebration uncovers the universal within the season's mirth and merriment, and plants the seeds of ideas for reestablishing some of the old traditional elements for community celebrations - further enriching the meaning and majesty of this important holiday season.
$351- $500
Neiman, Oren The Oren Neiman Quartet Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Guitarist Oren Neiman’s music is both innovative and in the forefront of today’s jazz styles, as well as being celebrated for his technical precision. His compositions explore a combination of Jazz sensibility with Middle Eastern rhythms and melody. Oren has regularly performed with his quartet in NY venues like The Bitter End, Detour, Joe’s Pub, The 55 Bar, Cornelia St. Cafe and Makor, as well as touring nationally and internationally (most recently Spain, Canada and Israel). Oren was also an Artist in Residence at the 92nd St. Y, and has received an Arts Alive project grant from Westchester Arts Council. “Neiman’s new recording (Frolic and Detour), with a new quartet, is quite a unique statement. It is predominantly Jazzy, but it also touches upon ethnic themes and rhythmic patterns, often using odd meters and unusual harmony. Also the unusual sound blend of the guitar / trumpet combination gives the listener the impression of hearing something innovative and rarely attempted before.” - Adam Baruch www.jazzis.com For a more detailed description of the band,sets, plus musical examples(Electronic press kit) please see www.sonicbids.com/theorenneimanquartet
$501- $1000
Florez, Karla Tamarindo Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tamarindo is a children's book adapted to be performed as a story telling and dance form. It shows how boys and girls from El Canal del Dique region in the Carribean coast of Colombia love to paint their bodies with black paint as a remembrance of the period in slavery and the freedom from it. A special characteristic in this story is the use of facial gestures. I retell the story by telling of a boy whom is loved throughout the town and enjoy dancing in despite of living in reduced circumstances. Values like rejoice, love and courage are shown in this story while dancing and keeping the contagious rhythm of Danza negra.
$201- $350
Russo, Lisa Music & Movement with Miss Lisa Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
Very interactive and entertaining music & movement program strongly based on all aspects of child development, from brain development to social-emotional. Multi-sensory & multi-learning style approach includes hands-on instruments and scarves &/or ribbons for children to use, rhythm games, chants, sing-alongs & dances that can be planned to fit your library's current theme. Emphasis on emergent literacy and other skills & concepts needed for school & life. Foundational statements incorporated throughout for parents to learn how activities benefit their child's development, and how parents can incorporate them into daily routine. Accoustic guitar is primary instrument, with modeling of rhythm instruments and occasional recorded sound effects to enhance the aural & visual experience.
$101- $200
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