He reaches a broad audience with clarity, insight, passion, and humor.
"He brings enormous energy, wit, and authority. He has the stage presence of a
performer with an expert’s command of his subject matter.”
Susan Dodge Peters
Curator of Education
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
doesn’t sing and he doesn’t dance, but he knows all there is to know about American popular music.
“Michael Lasser is a walking encyclopedia of…American song.”
Principal Pops Conductor
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
His new book, a companion volume to the
first, has just been released:
America's Songs II: from the 1890's to
the Post-War Years
More songs and stories about the Great American Songbook
His 2006 book, co-authored with
is still in print
America’s Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of
Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley
A note from Michael Lasser: "I'm
very gratified that Mary Ellin Barrett, Irving Berlin's
daughter, has written me to say how wonderfully the new books
brings her father and his songs to life."
with his nationally-syndicated public radio show, Fascinatin’
in talks and concerts at museums, universities, and libraries all over the country.
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