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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 are splendiferous in Palladium concert

January 12, 2017

As I sat watching and listening to the seven extraordinary singers who performed in Saturday’s Songbook Academy All-Stars concert at the Palladium I thought to myself “This would make such a spectacular television special or recording.” In many ways, witnessing it live,  was a once in... 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