Lenny Zieben has created a version for the eyes and ears of “New People”. A duo that performs a mix of originals and covers, Music For New People is a unique experience that uses cutting edge electronics, ukulele, accordion, & percussion to create an engaging and dynamic environment for KIDS & ADULTS alike. Inspired by the work (& play) of Andy Kaufman, Shel Silverstein, Reggie Watts and They Might Be Giants! Good Times!
Lenny also can be booked as a solo performance for smaller gatherings.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 75 minutes
What to Expect
Children will enjoy the multidimensional aspect of Music For New People which gives the children a chance to be a part of the show. Whether it's helping to sing song, being wrapped in "spaghetti", dancing or playing along on instruments, kids are always a part of the show. the use of ukulele, accordion, many different drums and keyboards give the performance an amazing visual presence.
Adults will love the music... Unique approaches to familiar songs such as Land of 1000 Dances or Shout! are fun to watch and even more fun to participate in.
Lenny has been performing on stage for more than 20 years! Kids are mesmerized by his hilarity and good-hearted nature.
A former member of The Sharp Cookies and bassist for their most recent masterpiece "Bouncing Ball of Energy", Lenny has taught children's art classes at The Old Town School of Folk Music and music classes for Arts at Large who booked him many times at The Lincoln Park Cultural Center. Lenny worked as a co-teacher for Smart Love Preschool's Toddler Explorations.
Lenny is currently an Artist in Residence at Snow City Arts where he facilitates music projects to children of all ages in the hospital. He graduated from the DePaul School of Music. As a former audio technician at The Chicago Cultural Center he has helped amplify such illustrious speakers as Tom Skilling, Mayor Daley, (and Madeleine Albright). Hurray!
Past Booked Events
|October 06, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Shel Silverstein, Raffi, They Might Be Giants, Bobby McFerrin, Andy Kaufman
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