Storyteller. author, historian, poet, riddler, folklorist, puppeteer, musician, singer, teacher, dad, and now a grandpa!
Al Hirsch performs for Schools, Libraries, Fairs and Festivals He knows more songs, stories and riddles, than anybody else his size or shape. He has at least one story or song for every occasion. He has more whistles than you can shake a stick at. Children of all ages love his "Limberjack" routine. His original musical games are a hoot! He often uses puppets with the younger children, including "Billy Bear the Silly Bear", "Jack Rabbit Dagnabbit". and "Toby the Tortoise."
The award-winning Carmona Flamenco has made extensive concert, festival, and cabaret appearances throughout Spain and the United States. Often performing with guest artists, Carmona Flamenco specializes in contemporary and traditional flamenco music, dance, and song.
Robert Gale has been playing and teaching trumpet in the Seattle area for 20 years. His teachers include Fred Sautter (Oregon Symphony), Christopher Leuba (Chicago Symphony) Jerry Oram, and Claude Gordon. He plays in the Northwest Sinfonietta, Federal Way Symphony, Seattle Trumpet Consort, and Pacific Brass Quintet. He also teaches band and private lessons at several locations in Renton, Kent, and his home in Mountlake Terrace.
Maggie Laird's solo piano adds flair and elegance to any occasion: cocktail jazz, swing, Latin, blues, classical, ragtime, and holiday specials. For higher-energy shows Maggie sings, performing an array of works from Peggy Lee to Bob Dylan, award-winning originals, and has received rave reviews for her solo cabarets featuring songs in French and German.
Danny's songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins and many more. He is one of the finest folk musicians in the Pacific Northwest!
Pianist, Angela Rinaldi has been a Dance Musician in the Seattle area since 1979 at Pacific Northwest Ballet, University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, Whitman College and Spectrum Dance Theater, to name a few. Of her dance music, the San Francisco Ballet says “Angela's artistry and knowledge of ballet technique inspires the student to execute the desired quality of movement." She is also an actor, director and composer. Her new album, Dancer’s Choice, is available from her website.
Directed by Janet Stecher, an experienced vocal performer and recording artist (in the duo Rebel Voices), the chorus is a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic and social justice, and the fundamental right of all workers to organize as a means of securing a living wage. Formed in 1997, the Seattle Labor Chorus sings for local unions, fundraising events and rallies; on picket lines, and in concert halls.