RebeccaMigdal's blog

Duke and Django: "I Got Rhythm" -They've Got Music!

In June of 2014, The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts presented "Duke and Django" at Bank Street Bookstore, an exploration of the history and musical collaboration of two legendary figures of jazz, Duke Ellington and Django Reinhardt.


The program featuring jazz guitar reminiscences by musicians Marc Daines and Glenn Tosto. In this segment, Marc shares historical anecdotes about Duke and Django and their love for jazz adaptations of George Gershwin's, "I Got Rhythm." Marc and Glenn treat the audience to guitar duets based on the beloved standard, one with a melody by Duke, and one by Django.

News Flash: Door Tickets are still available for the December 8th event:

Annual Holiday Party with Broadway, Jazz and Cabaret Stars

See you there!

Young Musicians Survival Guide Concert with Amy Nathan

Kids rock Mozart, Gossec, traditional folk tunes and jazz standards at Bank Street Bookstore on November 30, 2014.

Author Amy Nathan organized the recital, featuring musicians attending First through Seventh Grade at NYC music schools, to celebrate the release of The Music Parents Survival Guide, the companion book to her Young Musicians Survival Guide, already in its second edition. In this video: Amy Nathan, Helena Steger, Eliot Flowers, Gretchen Kamm, Alma Wosner, Jonah Kreitner.

Support our programs for kids! Buy Amy Nathan’s Survival Guides at Bank Street Bookstore.

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle Story Hour Video

There is more than one fun way to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to kids, as Chelsea Camp and Andy Laties demonstrate when they show us how it's done in these video excerpts.

Chelsea engages toddlers in creative movement, while Andy captures the attention of tiny babies, and even gets them turning the pages during his lively performance of this best-loved classic. Published by Penguin Books. With Mallory Kinney. A production of R. L. Migdal Creative Multimedia for Bank Street College of Education.

Support our programs for kids! We have a wide variety of wonderful Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar children's products and books available at Bank Street Bookstore.