The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein, explores the legendary songs of 20th century America in a new NPR series, Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. Produced by SCETV Radio, the series surveys the passage of American Popular Song throughout the American landscape, evolving with each artist and performance.
Beginning with his tutelage under Ira Gershwin, Feinstein has mastered the history and performance of American popular music and today, re-imagines this music for a new century, as he welcomes guests to share unique stories through their own “song travels” through the Great American Songbook. Guests include Joshua Bell, Thomas Lauderdale (Pink Martini), Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli and Rumer.
Host Michael Feinstein welcomes a new guest each week to explore the genre of American Popular Song, examining how these great songs have evolved through the years, changing with each interpretation and artist. Guests as diverse as Joshua Bell, Bette Midler, Cheyenne Jackson, Rumer, Thomas Lauderdale, and Liza Minnelli give intimate performances and share personal insights of his or her interpretation of the Great American Songbook.
Friday, December 12, 2014 5:03pm
British jazz vocalist and pianist Anthony Strong built a reputation as a session pianist, supporting stars like B.B. King. His EP release Delovely reached number one on the UK jazz charts, and he has continued his rise with his last album of classic jazz songs and originals, Stepping Out. On this Song Travels, Strong brings his fresh take on the Great American Songbook with musical selections including "Lady Be Good" and "Steppin' Out with My Baby." Host Feinstein joins in the fun with a performance of "My Foolish Heart."