Michael Feinstein: Grammy-Nominated Singer, Pianist and Entertainer Interprets American Standards
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Pink Martini has always been an intriguing musical cocktail, an artisanal mix of jazz, retro lounge music and witty homages to the film scores of the '40s and '50s. But now their sound has been spiked by an altogether unexpected ingredient: the von Trapp family singers. These new von Trapps, descendants of the original apple-cheeked, Nazi-escaping von Trapps of The Sound of Music fame, join the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Joey Arias, Michael Feinstein and Hiroshi Wada as distinguished Pink Martini collaborators. Together, the young singers and the Portland-based orchestra recently released an acclaimed album, Dream a Little Dream, a smorgasbord of classic and brand new songs. Now both will journey to the Kennedy Center where Pink Martini will pick up where it left off after its sold-out 2011 engagement with the NSO Pops. Learn More
When you go to an event at the Kennedy Center, make certain to see what is playing at the Millenium Stage. A free performance is offered at 6:00 every night. I saw a wonderful set of Broadway show tune sung by very talented students from Catholic University.NSO: Koh Plays Barber info • Nov 01 2013 star this tip starred
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This was my first local use of Goldstar and I was very pleased. The show was wonderful. I've been a semi-fan for years, but never attended a live performance. Michael Feinstein's enthusiasm and talent made it one of my most enjoyable...continued
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“Smooth, rippling, perfectly manicured vocal and pianistic lines.” —_The New York Times _
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Pioneer of the American songbook, singer and pianist Michael Feinstein returns to town for an encore performance at the Kennedy Center following his sold-out appearance last season at the Music Center at Strathmore. Said the New York Times of a recent performance, “The heart of the show was Mr. Feinstein’s intensely romantic performances of ballads, during which his voice floated over rippling pianism that suspended time…the voice and piano became one, the sheer beauty of the sound transporting you into a dream.”
Always entertaining, Feinstein’s performances defy categorization as he delivers smooth renditions of well-known as well as forgotten treasures by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and others along with anecdotes about the music, often singing heretofore unknown lyrics. His latest CD, Cheek to Cheek with singer Barbara Cook, landed on the Billboard Jazz Chart at No. 15 after its release in early February 2011.
Michael Feinstein has blazed a brilliant career that had its foundation in a six-year apprenticeship with George Gershwin’s lyricist and brother, Ira. Now celebrating his 26th year as a performer, this four-time Grammy nominee has been playing the piano since age five. He began to perform professionally in Los Angeles bars in his early twenties, where he was introduced by the widow of pianist/composer and An American in Paris actor Oscar Levant to Ira Gershwin, who hired him to catalog his extensive collection of records. Feinstein was immersed in the works of Ira and George Gershwin while also becoming lifelong friends with singer Rosemary Clooney, who lived next door. Feinstein was the musical consultant for the Broadway show My One and Only, an amalgamation of Gershwin songs.
Feinstein recorded his first CD, Pure Gershwin_, a collection of music by George and Ira Gershwin in 1986, followed by Live at the Algonquin_; Remember, featuring the music of Irving Berlin; Isn’t It Romantic, a collection of standards backed by an orchestra; and Over There, featuring both American and European music from the First World War. Following that, Feinstein started a series of performances featuring the music of a particular composer and accompanied by the composer. Among his collaborators were Burton Lane, Jule Styn, Jerry Herman, Hugh Martin, Jimmy Webb and Jay Livingston/Ray Evans. Following that, Feinstein recorded two more albums of Gershwin music: _Nice Work if You Can Get It _and Michael and George. Other albums of standards have included Forever, Such Sweet Sorrow, Big City Rhythms, Romance on Film/Romance on Broadway, Live with the Israel Philharmonic and Hopeless Romantics, with George Shearing.
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