2021 Presentations

sarah vaughanThe Devine One


Sarah Vaughan beganplaying piano and singing in Newark, NJ clubs as a teenager in the early 40s.  By the late 40s, she was a singing star performing with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker earning her the title of Queen of Bebop.   By the end of her 45 year long career, she was considered a major influence on jazz vocalists. This online progam will illustrate her career with videos, pictures and recordings.

woody guthriejpgDust Bowl Troubadour


Writer of “This Land is Your Land” and father of Arlo Guthrie, Woody Guthrie is a significant figure in American Folk Music. Seen as voice for the common man, his songs range from the plight of migrants to political activist songs.  This online presentation will trace his colorful life with videos and music samples

gershwin 1937An American Genius


From popular music to the Broadway stge to the concert hall, George Gershwin was a musical powerhouse.  In his short live, Gershwin covered more musical ground than most in a longer life. This online presentation will trace his meteoric career with music, pictures and video examples.