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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington History,
Media- Other,
Music
In A Mellow Tone - The Music of Duke Ellington They call him "The King of Swing", "The Aristocrat of Jazz". Edward Kennedy Ellington is a major figure in the history of American Music. Sonny & Perley with guest bassist and drummmer delight in presenting some of Duke's most popular and beloved music (and a couple of hidden gems!). Interesting and little known facts about Duke's life are shared along with his music, including A-Train, Satin Doll, I'm Beginning To See The Light, Sophisticated Lady, and as Duke always said "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"!
$351- $500
Gillman, Jackson On a Wing and a Song Music,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
A bird's eye view of the cycle of seasons. Includes nest building, hatching, feeding, learning to fly, migration. Ideal for pre-school to primary grades with interactive poems, stories, finger plays, simple sign language, and lots of participatory movement. Nicole Vigeant of Tomales CA Elementary School reported: The performance was fantastic and the kids loved it. It was perfect for the age group present which was preschool - 3rd. I loved the fact that almost the entire performance was done without props.
$351- $500
Ellison, Emily Children Sing and Celebrate Around the World! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
CHILDREN SING AND CELEBRATE AROUND THE WORLD  Ages 0 - 100! Children Participants will sing folk songs from America around the world and play djembes, shakeres, balaphon, ie percussion instruments from America, Africa, China, Latin America, and Native America.  They will explore the these five elements of music rhythm, tempo, timbre, dynamics and melody as they sing and make music from all corners of the Earth!
$201- $350
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi EARTH IS A GIFT Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Gigi® and Family from the highly acclaimed Gigi® and the Lend Me a Hand Band® lead a wonderful interactive celebration of our planet through story and song. Songs and stories cover many different cultures and the various inhabitants of our planets. The music is a compilation of original and traditional songs sung and accompanied by Gigi® on acoustic/electric guitar and Granny Franny on Synthesizer. Children are offered multiple avenues of participation through either taking part in stories involving chants, playing specific instruments, play acting parts with puppets and/or acting as action leaders to the songs. A favorite for Earth Day or programming of mixed ages, this program can easily be adjusted for all children and their families.
$351- $500
Durst, James JAMES DURST: Thinking Globally, Acting Vocally Multicultural- Other,
Music
Quietly touring the planet since 1965, James has performed for audiences of all ages in all 50 states and more than 200 cities in 45 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, in Russia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Korea, and most recently India (7x) and Israel (5x). He draws from a rich and ever-evolving repertoire of distinctive original and collected songs in more than 2 dozen languages that reflect a global perspective and underscore the sense of interconnectedness we share with all of life. James engages each disparate audience in a participatory journey distilled from his travels, musically monitoring the pulse of the human condition, bringing us closer to our world and each other. “A talented entertainer of no little range and versatility. His sometimes funny, more often poignant songs of other lands were always fascinating. Their ultimate message of peace and understanding left a warm impression of this delightful artist.” —Don Anderson, Winnipeg Free Press
$501- $1000
Ruch, Dave The War of 1812! - Songs and Stories from NY and Beyond History,
Music
In this lecture/concert, popular performer Dave Ruch (www.daveruch.com) presents a fascinating portrait of the War of 1812 through the songs and stories of the people themselves. Ruch has dug deeply into archival recordings, diaries, old newspapers and other historical manuscripts to unearth a wealth of rarely-heard music which, alongside some of the classics from the war, offers a rounded and fascinating picture of this “second war of independence.” Special emphasis is given to New York State’s important role in the conflict.
$351- $500
Bady, Robin Brave Girls and Strong Women Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Not all girls want to wait for a hero! Take a journey with music and story through folklore, fairy tales and real life heroines with tales of brave princesses. strong girls and clever women. Robin's tales of strong resourceful women bring Women’s History to vibrant life. Robin Bady is an acclaimed storyteller who travels the United States and Europe telling and listening to stories. She is the past President of the Storytelling Center of New York City.
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy Whatcha Gonna Do? - It's Up to You! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Celebrates the universal values of healing through taking personal responsibility for our actions here on Earth, making peace with our fellow human beings, and taking an active role in making the world a better place. 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
Torgan, Keith Music Master Classes and Clinics with a Master Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Master musician, Juilliard graduate and college professor, Barbara Siesel’s years of experience teaching all levels make her uniquely qualified to work with students from elementary school to college to conservatory. Each master class is designed to address the precise needs of your particular group of students. Whether it’s learning a band or orchestra part, the basics of breathing and tone production, repertoire and more, Siesel responds to the needs of your students and school. 8 and up
$351- $500
Connolly, Carol Character Counts! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Character Counts! highlights tales which are designed with a Character Education theme. The program features stories and songs which engage students in lessons of human character and ethics.
$201- $350
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