Posts about: Great American Songbook Foundation

Michael Feinstein Discusses Gershwin Country, Sandi Patty and More

April 25, 2022

It has always amazed me that there are still those in Central Indiana who have no idea about the profound impact five-time Grammy® Award nominated entertainer, virtuoso pianist, educator, archivist, interpreter and Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein has made on the local... read more

Acclaimed Canadian Jazz Singer Set To Debut With ISO Pops

February 9, 2022

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Jack Everly, will present a Pops Series concert of popular romantic music featuring Canadian jazz singer Denzal Sinclaire. An abbreviated Coffee Pops concert will be held on Friday, February 11 at 11 a.m.... read more

EGOT Award-winning Rita Moreno remains relevant as ever

January 30, 2020

During the course of my career, I have my met my share of celebrities, including a few presidents and Hollywood and Broadway starts galore. Being human, I admit, some have left me starstruck. One such luminary is Rita Moreno, winner of all four prestigious awards... read more

Ben Vereen will be ‘Steppin’ Out’ at The Palladium

January 13, 2020

“I spent the day at a church in Harlem feeding the homeless. It is something we should all do,” said the world-renowned entertainer Ben Vereen when I spoke to him by phone the day after Thanksgiving. I called him to talk about his one-man show,... read more

Songbook Academy Finals feature breathtaking performances

July 22, 2019

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Songbook Academy held its finals concert, which I attended Saturday at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. Having covered the academy since it was created by Five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein, founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation... read more

Melissa Manchester joins music pros to mentor Songbook Academy finalists

July 20, 2019

Grammy Award-winner Melissa Manchester is in Carmel, joining Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Michael Elroy and Great American Songbook Foundation founder Michael Feinstein and other music professionals, to serve as professional mentors at the Songbook Academy. This year’s summer intensive, which is in its 10th... read more