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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
DuBois, Betsy Lyle Cogen Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Lyle is a polished professional with an incredible voice and tons of charisma and charm to win over any audience. Lyle is equally at home in a classroom as performing on a large stage or festival setting. She brings with her Lincoln Center Professional Teaching Artist training, and great communication skills to enhance any performance, and help teachers and students get the most out of her performance. Take a few minutes and check out a few of her songs from her award winning collection of CD's and read some of the accolades she has received from such prestigious organizations as Parents Choice.
$501- $1000
Gambacurta, Pat Accordion Pat Music
ACCORDION PAT is an experienced entertainer whose light-hearted style of performing has delighted audiences young and beyond. The portability of the accordion brings her into the midst of the audience for personal interaction, inspiring unpredictable and comedic comments. She is able to amuse and hold the attention of children and adults by adapting her program to any interest that might instantly arise. Her music inspires audience participation to clap, sing, dance, or just listen as she plays polkas, tangos, mazurkas and much more with diversified rhythms and astonishing accordion technique. Tunes such as Eh Cumpari (Italian), Melody of Love (Polish), Espana Cani (Spanish), Hava Nagila (Jewish) add a cultural flavor, familiar novelty songs which Pat sings will tickle everyone's funny-bone and interjections of accordion facts create a program that is gauranteed to entertain, educate and permit the audience to participate in a fun filled, musical environment. This one hour performance of non stop music includes approximately 20 songs which can include special occasion requests. You will be under the influence of a rollicking good time with unlimited laughs, much tapping in your toes, continuous clapping in your hands, and be left with a cheerful spirit in your heart.
$101- $200
Kumalo, Robbi Jazzy Tales Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Jazzy Tales is a great program for the 2013 Summer Reading Program! Combining music, fairy tales, folk tales and popular story of good character. Robbi & bassist Chris share familiar tales while incorporating different languages & jazz improvisation in the stories and songs. Celebrate people, places, and things we all have in common!
$501- $1000
Morse, Andy ONE WORLD... MANY SONGS... Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Put the zing in sing this summer! For your special theme this year, I offer you my One World.... Many Songs music program. The children and I will explore songs and languages from around the world through singing, dancing, play-acting and story-telling. With insights and humor arising from the interaction and inventiveness of the kids, I use gentle lessons about understanding and caring for our world and each other. 16 years experience as a full time musician/educator.
$201- $350
Stein, Richard The Counterclockwise Ensemble Music
The Counterclockwise Ensemble is an instrumental contemporary/new age/classical mixed quintet that plays the original compositions of founder Rich Stein as well as arrangements of classical compositions and folk melodies. Featuring acoustic guitars, violin/viola, cello, bass and percussion, Counterclockwise appeals to young and old audiences alike. Our promotional video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDexd7TGp68
$351- $500
Levin, Ira and Julia Music and Poetry of Hafiz Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Music and Poetry of Hafiz A colorful pageantry of songs and stories inspired by the 14th century Sufi poet Hafiz. Hafiz, who lived in the Persian city of Shiraz 100 years after the poet Rumi, has an amazing ability to lift the listener into a state of joy that overcomes the weariness of the world. into the poetry of 14th century poet, who lived 100 years after Rumi. Inspired by the book of poetry, Hafiz of Shiraz The Gift by Daniel Ladinsky. To hear the music go to: www.soundcloud.com/thelevins Duo, trio or quartet depending on space/budget. Joined by reknowned musicians Natalia Perlaza: Middle-Eastern percussion Mark Dann: Bass, Octive Mandolin We offer price breaks if you book more than one show or have multiple bookings with libraries or venues in your area. Call us at: 510.390-4903 to discuss which show will work best for you. Duo: $250- 450/ Group: $500-800
$351- $500
Cohen, Dan Daddy-O! Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Other
Danna Banana (solo or with a band) explores what it means to be a Dad from a child’s point of view. And a dad’s!
$201- $350
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
Shepard, Mark Bully Proof Your Child Life Skills- Parenting,
Music,
Other
Bully Proof Your Child is a program designed to answer parent's questions about how to protect their child from the devastating consequences of being bullied. Topics covered include: *How to tell if your child is a victim (or a bully) *How to protect your child without taking away his/her own power. *How to teach your child to stand up for him/herself appropriately *How to recover from hurt feelings *How to make friends *and more. combining 20 years of arts in education experience with 10 years as a therapist and a childhood as a 'bully magnet' Mark Shepard teaches with stories and songs as well as interactive accelerated learning techniques.
$501- $1000
Haynes, Jeff Listen to the Rhythms of Black History History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Hear the heart beat of Black American ancestors, through the rhythms of professional percussionist Jeff Haynes. Jeff and his dynamic team of performers take the audience on a rhythmic journey from Africa to their own backyard — in a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Black Americans. Jeff literally brings in a truckload of drums and hand percussion instruments that he’s studied and collected from all over the world. Jeff weaves the rhythms and colors of these instruments throughout performances by an Urban Spoken Word Artist, a soulful Negro Spiritual vocalist and in the pocket of today’s Hip Hop. Jeff’s showcase embraces his audience with a message that shades light on the past, sharpens their perception on what’s happening today and inspires them to reach for a better future. Listen to the Rhythms of Black History is a performance that will empower and enrich the minds and spirits of students; arming them with a greater awareness and appreciation for Black history, music and the world around them.
$1001- $3000
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