"History makes music and music makes history."

Everyone has their own soundtrack. A "Songbook" of sorts that has a personal significance and connects us to history, culture, family and community. Here at the Great American Songbook Foundation we inspire and educate by celebrating those timeless melodies that have the power to last beyond the time they were written. Explore the soundtrack of your life while learning more about the enduring standards of the Great American Songbook.




What is the Great American Songbook?

An enduring canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards that began in the early 20th century and continues to be written today. Learn more and hear from our founder, Michael Feinstein.



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Arts Commission grant supports Songbook Foundation initiatives
State and federal funding aimed at promoting community engagement
Songbook Academy events free for public viewing
Schedule includes daily events July 18-23, final showcases Aug. 6-8
Broadway, recording stars to mentor at Songbook Academy 2021
Public events will include livestreamed talkbacks, masterclasses July 18-23
A stack of vintage sheet music shows the song titles "What Wouldn't I Do for That Man" and "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime."
Songbook Foundation receives NEA grant
'Roaring ’20s' gallery exhibit will feature items from vast archives
Feinstein surprises Manchester onstage with Hall of Fame award
Concert presentation previews formal induction events in September