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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Gillman, Jackson Halloween Silly Willies Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Songs and stories to tickle your funny-bone without scaring anyone. A highly visual, energetic and interactive show with all the typical Halloween ingredients, but all in light-hearted fun. Maggie Hanelt, of Truro Public Library reports - Children and adults received your presentation with enthusiasm and appreciation. The audience members gave me a lot of positive feedback about what a lively and talented performer you are.
$351- $500
Shimeta, Kathleen America: Poets, Patriotism, Politics and Life in Song Literature- Poetry,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
America: Poets, Patriotism, Politics and Life What better way to celebrate our nation’s creativity than with an art song recital showcasing the talents of our composers and poets. Opening with Edward MacDowell’s beautiful “To a Wild Rose” the recital will features Aaron Copland’s commentary on politics and Gena Branscombe’s haunting World War I song, “Dear Lad O’Mine. Langston Hughes, one of our country’s great poets, collaborated with immigrant composer Jean Berger. Composer and poet never met in person yet via telephone they created a moving song cycle. Emily Dickinson’s poignant words are set to music by Aaron Copland and Martin Hennessy. The performers present four songs that sum up our life from childhood to becoming an adult. Concluding the program Leonard Bernstein’s “Take Care of this House” from his musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue leads to two tributes to our country as world leader and the beauty of our land.
$501- $1000
Goldberg, Norbert Kidjazz Multicultural- Other,
Music
This presentation explores the roots of jazz and takes the audience through a chronological journey culminating in today's jazz-fusion styles. The ensemble consists of three to five versatile musicians. Approximate time- 45 mins.- 1 hr. Program highlights: The rhythm section- (piano, bass, drums). Musicians demonstrate their instruments and discuss their role within the ensemble. Introduction to wind instruments - Demonstration of woodwind and/or brass instruments. Improvisation - Presented in an accessible format whereby a simple children's song is played and improvised on. Jazz styles - Various jazz styles (New Orleans Dixieland, Ragtime, Be-bop, Modern, etc.) are presented through excerpts of classic standards. Latin and Brazilian rhythms - Performance of Latin jazz and bossa-nova. Features audience participation using accessory percussion instruments. Fusion - Jazz styles are combined with contemporary rhythms such as funk, and hip-hop.
$1001- $3000
Tranchina, Gabriele The Divas of Jazz Music
Celebrate Jazz history with a musical tribute to 12 of the most dynamic female jazz vocalists. Enjoy an afternoon of music made great by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen Mc Rae, Nancy Wilson and many more and hear stories about their lives.
$201- $350
Yacovella, Joanne Mother Goose Presents: Changes and Quiet Time. Health & Fitness- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
This program utilizes simple tunes with rhythmic and repetitive patterns to reinforce the changes which occur in the world around us (bullfrogs, butterflys and ourselves). Also includes quiet and relaxing songs to rest and rejuvenate our young bodies.
$201- $350
Knight, Leonora Fairy Godmother's Interactive Concert Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Let Cinderella's fairy godmother take you on a musical journey up in the air with Aladdin, Under the Sea with Ariel, in the jungle with Simba and into the forest with Shrek, Sleeping Beauty and a special puppet show to The Paper Bag Princess. You may meet even some Pirates on the way, and a few other princes and princesses. It's an upbeat and musically thrilling show for pre - k, elementary school children and their families.
$351- $500
Productions, Dream Jam Dream Jam Band Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Known for their musicality, theatricality and multi-instrumental talents, the Dream Jam Band premiered their new stage show at Cleveland’s International Children’s Festival to sold out crowds. The music of the Dream Jam Band is inspired by a spirit of wonder and curiosity. With exciting kid and family-friendly songs, their unique style reflects the belief that young children are endowed with an inherent capacity to understand musical ideas. The band uses this as a gateway to enhance learning in all areas. Their eponymous first album, Dream Jam Band featured eleven original songs, two of which, “Nicky Nicky Knock Knock” and “Look Around” reached Number One at SiriusXM satellite radio. The album was named to the Top Ten List of National Public Radio’s best Children’s and Family Albums, and won four Children’s Web Awards. Their new album, Leave it in the Soup is receiving high acclaim. The band has toured extensively. They were a headline attraction at Kidzapalooza, Taste of Chicago, and the Cleveland International Children’s Festival. The Dream Jam Band has been featured on PBS Sprout and was the sole musical entertainment for their three-hour live television special, Chica’s Big Birthday Surprise. This concert will have families singing and dancing together!
$1001- $3000
TheatreworksUSA, - RETUMBA! Journey to the Caribbean Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The all-women Afro-Carribean troupe, made up of singers, dancers and instrumentalists, presents a high-energy uplifting performance that is sure to leave your audience breathless! Interweaving traditional rhythms, beautiful ancient melodies, and a whole lot of fun, Retumba! emphasizes the particular strengths and sensitivities of diverse women working together in celebration, demonstrating the similarities and links of our shared cultures. An unforgettable performance for all ages.
$1001- $3000
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes Two Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE AMERICAN HEROES TWO CONCERT” This concert by GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout features stories and songs about the remaining heroes on the American Heroes album and a song from More American Heroes -- Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Franklin and Pocahontas. Stunning 30” X 40” photographs of each of the heroes flank Mr. Sprout’s elaborate stage sound system. “Jonathan’s American Heroes Two concert is entertainment at its best. Our staff and students sang and danced while learning information that addressed the Core Curriculum Content Standards for Social Studies. Our best assembly to date, this show is well worth the investment of time and money.” Alyce Anderson, Principal Herbertsville Elementary School, Brick, NJ “One of the best performances we’ve ever had ... truly excellent.” Diane McDonough, Cultural Arts Chairwoman Tomaso Elementary School, Warren, NJ REFERENCES: 1) Bardonia Elementary School, Bardonia, NY Alba D’Ambrosio, Cultural Arts, 845-624-4327 2) Liberty Elementary School, Valley Cottage, NY Holly Corey, PTA, 845-304-9612 3) Strawtown Elementary School, West Nyack, NY Chel Bernstein, PTA, 845-639-1973
$501- $1000
Linthwaite, Dara Parent/Toddler Workshop Resource Person Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
This session is offered as part of the popular in-house library program known as the Parent/Toddler or Parent/Child Workshop. Dara Linthwaite will be happy to talk with parents and caregivers about ways to use music with their young children and answer any questions they may have. Dara has worked as a kindergarten teacher in a private school for gifted children, as well as a music teacher in a preschool for children with developmental disabilities. If you'd like, let Dara and her guitar conduct circle time for the last 15-20 minutes of the program and watch the little ones dance and sing with glee!
$101- $200
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