The Songbook Blog

Spotlights, Weekly Columns, Interviews and more from the Great American Songbook Foundation family!

12/23/2020
A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (1910-1965)
Using images from Broadway musicals, classic films, and personal collections, A Fine Romance tells the story of Jewish artists who created songs of wit, sophistication and optimism through America's ups and downs during the 20th century.
11/25/2020
Collections Highlight: Steve Madrick
The Songbook Foundation's Collections Highlight series, featuring bite-sized online exhibits spotlighting a collection that may be smaller in physical size, but just as significant in scope. Welcome to saxophonist Steve Madrick's collection.
11/13/2020
Donor Spotlight: Maryanne Siek
Meet Maryanne Siek, a uniquely talented donor who volunteers her time as well as financial resources. Maryanne grew up with the music of the Songbook and is passionate about its preservation.
10/16/2020
Introduction to Campaign Music
At the surface level, it might seem like music’s role in politics is just a convenient way to begin or end a political rally. However, history has shown us otherwise. Political songs have been used for hundreds of years to bolster the image of politicians running for office.