Fresno Teen To Join Michael Feinstein In Concert At Feinstein's At The Nikko
Five-time GRAMMY-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein will feature Fresno teen and Songbook Academy alum, Emily Estep, in performance at his upcoming engagement at Feinstein's at the Nikko on May 17, 2018, at 8:00 PM.
Originally from Fresno, California, Estep is now a freshman Musical Theatre major at Ohio Northern University. She has been performing since she was very young, most recently in "The Wolves" at ONU. Emily is a two-time Alum of the Songbook Academy, a program sponsored by the Great American Songbook Foundation. She was the winner of the 2017 Songbook Inspiration Award.
"I created the Songbook Academy to foster young artists who have an interest in the American Songbook, which includes the music of classic Broadway, Jazz standards, and popular music. Through this program, we are reaching a new generation to teach the music of the American Songbook and the history that inspired and influenced its composers," said Michael Feinstein.
The Great American Songbook Foundation
About the Great American Songbook Foundation The mission of the Great American Songbook Foundation, founded in 2007 by five-time Grammy Award nominee Michael Feinstein, is to inspire and educate by celebrating the Great American Songbook - the timeless standards of pop, jazz, Broadway and Hollywood. Headquartered at the affiliated Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, IN, the Foundation preserves and elevates this rich legacy by curating physical artifacts of its creators, performers and publishers; offering programs for the public and research opportunities for scholars and musicians; providing educational opportunities and multidisciplinary curricula for student musicians, including the annual Songbook Academy summer intensive; overseeing the Songbook Hall of Fame; and operating a multimedia gallery for public exhibition of its collections. The Foundation is a Cultural Affiliate of the Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum. More information is available at www.TheSongbook.org.