The Great American Songbook encompasses America's most familiar and beloved tunes, from Broadway shows to Hollywood musicals, and from Tin Pan Alley hits to classic jazz standards. Including hundreds of songs of enduring popularity, the Great American Songbook is the soundtrack to our national story. Multi-platinum selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein has been dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook." Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American popular songs, and appears throughout the country performing more than 150 times a year at the most prestigious venues in the world including Carnegie Hall, The White House, and Buckingham Palace.
Ann Hampton Callaway is a multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway star, composer, lyricist, TV host, and producer. Her unique singing style is unmistakable, seamlessly blending jazz and traditional pop. Callaway is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway hit Swing! and for penning and singing the theme song to the hit TV series "The Nanny." Her songs are featured on five of Barbra Streisand’s recent CDs and she is the only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter.
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