On November 6th, Kenny Rankin, the pop and jazz singer, visited with ETM students at St. Brendan School in the Bronx. In a remarkable recording career that spans three and a half decades, Mr. Rankin has established an impressive set of creative credentials, as an insightful songwriter, a distinctive guitarist and, above all, a world-class singer. He has recorded many memorable and chart topping albums over the years, including "Silver Morning", "Like a Seed", and "The Kenny Rankin Album".
Mr. Rankin performed several songs for 4th, 5th and 6th graders. He also offered encouragement and support to the students, and even played a duet with Teaching Artist Phil Tambakis and a lucky 4th grade volunteer
Special thanks to ETM Board Member Karen Karlsrud, Teaching Artist Phil Tambakis, the faculty and students at St. Brendan, and of course, Mr. Rankin.
The Marilyn Horne Foundation also sponsored several concerts this fall at ETM partner schools St. Brendan, St. Clare, St. Anthony, and PS 102. These concerts featured young up-and-coming vocalists who performed mini recitals as part of the Foundation’s community outreach program. These concerts were a great success, and will set the stage for similar performances in the spring. Many thanks to the Marilyn Horne Foundation and the vocal performers and pianists for taking the time to put these concerts together and for their many years of collaboration with ETM.
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