Posts about: Great American Songbook

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

Feinstein protégés to share Palladium stage with their mentor

April 18, 2018

It will be an auspicious homecoming on Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. for Nick Ziobro and Julia Goodwin, when they join, the five-time Grammy-nominated singer and Great American Songbook revivalist who helped discover them. Together, they will perform in “Michael Feinstein with Special Guests... read more

Songbook Foundation Acquires One of America’s Greatest Estates

January 23, 2018

Like many others, I was very happily surprised recently when the Great American Songbook Foundation announced philanthropist Bren Simon was donating her 107-acre Asherwood estate in Carmel to the organization. The estate is the former home of philanthropist Simon and her late husband,, co-founder of... read more

The Songbook Academy is no longer a best kept secret

July 28, 2017

Each year, since its origination in 2009, I have covered The Songbook Academy sponsored by the Great American Songbook Foundation and founded by five-time GRAMMY nominated entertainer, Michael Feinstein. The week-long  summer high school intensive, which took place July 15-22, concentrates on the jazz, pop,... read more

Songbook Academy All-Stars to be showcased in Palladium concert

January 6, 2017

The Great American Songbook Foundation, founded by Michael Feinstein, will present all seven previous winners of its summer Songbook Academy®  vocal competition, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, for  its first ever Songbook Academy® AllStars Concert, at the Palladium in Carmel. Most of the singers, called, Ambassadors, have... read more