Gordon Neal Herman–Pianist and Multi-Media Presentations on Music
Description: Classically trained jazz pianist playing classical music, show tunes, big band music, ragtime, and popular music from turn of the 1890’s to present!
I have experience playing at memory care facilities.
**Also, I offer multi-media presentations –see the list of topics below!
I travel widely!
Praise for Gordon Neal Herman: “Gordon is a talented musician and very professional speaker. He’s very easy to work with. His programs on musical eras, composers, and musicians are exactly the right fit for the elder generation, and are really interesting to me, to learn the history behind the music that I already enjoy. Gordon relates very well to residents and really brings an “educational” talk to life with sound clips, video and humor. Residents really appreciate the depth and quality of a program he provides–they are something that marketing can promote and showcase for a community. Gordon is a great addition to the activities calendar.” Danette U., Activity Coordinator,The Quarry Senior Living
**Take a look at the WIDE variety of topics I offer–many with musical and/or video samples:
Stars and Stripes Forever: The Story of the American Marching Bands
Doin’ the Cakewalk: The Story of Ragtime.
John Philip Sousa: The March King
Scott Joplin: Ragtime Composer
Louis Armstrong: Jazz Legend
Paul Whiteman: The King of Jazz.
The Rise of Big Band Jazz: From Fletcher Henderson to Count Basie
Benny Goodman: The King of Swing
Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Jazz.
Miles Davis: The Great Innovator
The Myth of New Orleans and the Birthplace of Jazz
Glenn Miller: In Search of a Sound
Count Basie: Keeping the Beat
George Gershwin: First American Genius
Rodgers and Hammerstein: The Golden Years of Broadway
George M. Cohan
Fred Astaire: The Aristocrat of Dance
Gene Kelly: The Proletariat of Dance
Judy Garland: The Star Who Took Us Over The Rainbow.
The Music Goes Round and Round: The Rise of Tin Pan Alley. (2 sessions)
From Operetta to the American Musical (4 sessions)
From Marching Bands to Big Bands: The Story of Early Jazz (3 sessions)
The Birth of American Music: From 1880 to 1920 (4 sessions)
The Beatles: The Long and Winding Road
Classical Leonard Bernstein: American Superstar of Classical Music
J.S. Bach (4 part series)
Haydn (4 part series)
Mozart (4 part series)
Beethoven (4 part series)
Richard Wagner (4 part series)
Specialty Presentations include:
A Bing Crosby Christmas
A Musical Salute to Veterans
*Information on this listing may be subject to change. Please contact this lister directly with any questions.
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