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
Michael Lasser’s books are
available to order from local bookstores or Amazon. For inscribed copies at list price,
contact Michael at
City Songs and American Life, 1900-1950
America’s Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of
Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley
(Co-authored with Philip Furia)
America's Songs II: from the 1890's to
the Post-War Years 2013
I Hear America's Song
"I've Heard That Song Before":
The Persistence of the Great American Songbook.
City Songs and American Life, draws on Michael Lasser's lifetime of
close and thoughtful listening to some of the most sparkling and
enduring works of American creativity. His insights throughout
make this a fresh and valuable work, thoroughly researched and
well-documented,, yet entirely accessible to a wide swath of
curious readers and listeners. Literate, authoratative, and
engaging, Bravo! -- John Edward Hasse, Curator Emeritus of
American Music, National Museum of American History.
email Michael at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to order
inscribed copies of his books
in talks and concerts at museums, universities, libraries,
and performing art centers all over the country.
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