Michael Feinstein, a singer, pianist, and dedicated advocate of the Great American Songbook, recently visited the Special Collections and Archives to view the Johnny Mercer Collections and to discuss our educational initiatives supported by The Johnny Mercer Foundation.
Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Initiative shares the same goals and mission as us: the preservation and access of unique materials, and educating today’s youth about the popular music from the early 20th century.
To learn more about early popular music:
- Feinstein’s memoir The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs (2012)
- Three-part television documentary on PBS Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook
- Johnny Mercer Collection