Naomi Zeitlin

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There is so much great music out there that at times it seems like the supply of songs alone fills a bottomless well. And no matter how often I drink from that well, I’m thirsty for more!

Here is a sampling of the programs I perform, beginning with the one containing the most variety. Given how diverse the art form known as "the song" is, I'm constantly adding programs, but this will give you an idea of my offerings. And I'm always ready to "custom design' a performance for any given audience.

So, please read on, and click on one of the categories listed here for more specifics.

MY PROGRAMS

1- In Concert: "A Mixed Bag" 2. "Sinatra and Garland" 3. "Songs From The Big Screen" 4. "Broadway Showstoppers"
5. "Great Standards" 6. "Sentimental Journey" 7. "A Tribute To America" 8. "Divas Of Our Time"
9. "Crazy For Gershwin" 10. "Crazy For Cole" 11. "A Tribute To Great Lyricists" 12. "International: The Music of Latin America, Tribute to Italian Songs, and Vive La France"

1- In Concert: "A Mixed Bag"

Here I explore the amazing diversity of music that exists, from Belting Broadway to Soulful Jazz. Aside from those 2 genres, I include many others, such as The Blues, Country, Popular Music, Standards, and International. And I often explore unknown gems and throw in many surprises, including my own original songs, when I do my "variety" show..

2. "Sinatra and Garland"

Call this show "Sinatra and Garland" or "Garland and Sinatra", depending on your preference. To me, it makes no difference.

Here are 2 artists who were superb entertainers and huge talents, and their influence on their contemporaries and on future generations cannot be denied! I pay tribute to both by performing their signature songs and songs they simply loved to do in their own unique ways. Sinatra classics include; "Nice 'N Easy", "All The Way", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Time After Time", "The House I Live In", "Learnin' the Blues", "Night and Day" and "Theme From NY, NY" . Garland classics include; "The Man That Got Away", "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", "The Trolley Song", "Johnny One Note", "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart", "Rock-a-by-Your Baby" and "By Myself".

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3. "Songs From The Big Screen"

There are so many, and I like to surprise the audience a lot with these since often we're unaware of the origins of songs we hear all the time. Many came from the movies. Some are pretty obvious ("...Rainbow", "The Man That Got Away", "The Rose", "As Time Goes By" (although this one also came from the stage), "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Moon River"), and some are less obvious ("Call Me Irresponsible", "The Prayer", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?", "Cry Me A River", "I Will Wait For You").

4. "Broadway Showstoppers"

Again, there are loads, some well known and some more obscure, such as:"Send In the Clowns", "Don't Rain On My Parade", "All That Jazz", "I Dreamed A Dream", "Losing My Mind", "Cabaret", "Anthem", "Music Of The Night", "Colored Lights", "A Quiet Thing", "Feeling Good" and "Memory".

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5. "Great Standards"

Some I've already mentioned. Others include: "My Funny Valentine", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Stardust", "Night and Day", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "The Nearness Of You", "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square", "All The Things You Are", "Unforgettable"...I also sometimes like to include "standard- worthy" songs, such as "Come In From The Rain" and "Evenin'".

6. "Sentimental Journey"

Again, some songs from other categories would be included. Add to them: ""I'll Be Seeing You", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "The Way You Look Tonight", "The Last Time I Saw Paris"... That is, songs that evoke memories specific to people, places or things.

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7. "A Tribute To America"

I like to focus here on music that's specific to America, with perhaps a couple of "patriotic" songs thrown in. American music to me is American Folk Music ("Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", "Two Brothers", "Turn Around"), Country ("Crazy"), Blues and "Torch Songs" ("I Got A Right To Sing The Blues", "Stormy Weather"), Jazz ("Sentimental Mood", "Lullabye of Birdland"), and the Broadway and Movie genres. I also like to include "God Bless America", "The House I Live In" and "Power and Glory" as examples of patriotic songs.

8. "Divas Of Our Time"

They include Garland, Streisand, Minelli, Midler, Fitzgerald, Vaughan, along with more modern and "international" singers-- Linda Eder, Pat Benatar, Linda Ronstadt, Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, La India, Olga Tañon...

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9. "Crazy For Gershwin"

"They Can't Take That Away From Me","Love Walked In", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "But Not For Me", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Fascinatin' Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me"...

10. "Crazy For Cole"

"I've Got You Under My Skin", "Night And Day", "Begin the Beguine", "I Get a Kick Out Of You", "From This Moment On", "I Concentrate On You"...

11. "A Tribute To Great Lyricists"

Lyricists only such as Hart, Hammerstein, Ebb, Parrish, and Mercer, and the ones who do (or did) it all, such as Porter, Berlin and Sondheim. The focus: the importance of what a song says and how its lyrics can blend so seamlessly with its melody, and create drama, comedy, etc.

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12. "International and/ or The Music of Latin America"

I especially enjoy Latin American music. I also love to do Italian and French programs, and I have a great Jewish Program that includes Hebrew, Yiddish & Ladino songs.

I've done numerous Latin American programs with about 2 1/2 hours of solely Latin American music, mostly in Spanish and with a bit of Portuguese and English. My L/A songs include: "Besame Mucho", "Frenesi", "Perfidia", "Quisas, Quisas, Quisas", "En Mi Viejo San Juan", "La Vida Es Un Carnaval", "Ese Hombre", "Vendras Llorando", "Seduceme", "La Negra Tiene Tumbao", "Es Mentiroso" (all of these in Spanish), "Mas Que Nada" (Brazilian- Portuguese), "The Boy From Ipanema" and "One Note Samba" (in English). When appropriate, I use either the claves or the guitar, and I also love dancing around to a good Salsa, Merengue or Cha Cha!!

I've also done my Italian program many times. It includes such classics as: "Con Te Partiro", "The Prayer", "Volare", "Chitarra Romana", "Al Di La" and "Non Dimenticar".

I've performed my French program ("Vive La France") many times as well. It includes "La Vie En Rose"," The Man I Love", "Embraceable You", "La Mer", "Les Feuilles Mortes", "Mon V'rai Destin" (all in French), and French theme songs such as "I Love Paris" and "The Last Time I Saw Paris".

My Jewish Program, performed several times, includes songs in Hebrew- "Hava Nagila", "Jerusalem of Gold", "Tzena Tzena", and "Ani Ma'amin"; Yiddish- "Where Can I Go", and Ladino- "Durme" and "Estavase La Mora", along with theme songs such as those from "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Yentyl".

13- Additional Programs

There are many more musical concert programs I offer, such as individual tributes to singers such as Rosemary Clooney, Barbra Streisand, and Nat King Cole, and tributes to additional songwriters such as Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim, and Kander and Ebb.

I also offer several song and lecture programs in which I provide background in the form of lectures along with performances of the songs. The 2 Song and Lecture programs I've most often done are; "Song and Lecture Series- The Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals" and "Song and Lecture Series- The History of the Broadway Musical".

 

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