Gary Gould's concerts & shows combine dazzling musicianship with upbeat narration and visuals projected onscreen for an unforgettable concert experience for all ages.
Each concert has a unique theme and can cover a wide variety of different musical styles played on a number of different musical instruments.
These variety shows are ideal presentations for community events, performing arts centers, service organizations (such as womens' clubs), senior concerts, schools, music clinics, fairs, fundraisers, parks, churches, synagogues, and home concerts.
With so much variety, you can invite Gary Gould back again and again with a new show every time.
This page contains pictures, descriptions and clips from some of Gary's concerts and shows. Each show can be performed with a combo or, most economically, as a single!
Here's a clip from Meet The Woodwinds, an elementary school show featuring 10 instruments that introduces young students to members of the woodwind family.
The clip below includes a few international songs on penny whistle, a klezmer doina and freilach on clarinet, some smooth jazz saxophone, and a patriotic finish using all three instruments.
Below is a promo reel for Gary Gould's Celtic Jewish Irish Klezmer Swing Trio.
The Professor Theremin Roadshow features the amazing theremin, an instrument that came to America in the 1920's and was popularized in the soundtracks of horror movies of the 1950's.
From a concert at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, this clip demonstrates the whimsical arranging and precise musicianship of Gary Gould's fine quartet.
Recorded at Peck Park Auditorium, here's a dazzling penny whistle rendition of Leroy Anderson's "Bugler's Holiday."
Recorded at the Fashion Island Summer Music Series, here's a dixieland clarinet favorite, "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans."
The Brazilian classic "Tico Tico" is always a crowd pleaser!
Partial list of Show Themes...
The Joy of Sax... And Beyond! This musical extravaganza includes great sax songs from the last 30 years, including the top 10 pop sax solos of all time.
The Most Requested Hits of the Saxophone A parade of popular hit songs featuring the saxophone, including music from the 1920s, big bands, jazz favorites, bebop, the cool school, rock and roll, and more. Performed on soprano, alto, C Melody, tenor, and baritone saxophones.
Whistle Tunes from Around The World A heartwarming collection of upbeat songs from every continent. Played on various sized whistles, including the biggest one of them all, the Low D.
Clarinet Classics Exploring the world of the clarinet including hits by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Pete Fountain, Acker Bilk, and classics from Eastern European klezmer and Brazilian choro.
The Professor Theremin Show Featuring the eerie sound of the electronic theremin, an instrument heard on the soundtracks of several classic sci-fi movies but seldom seen in live performance. This show is ideal for Halloween or themes like Sci-Fi, UFO, Horror, Science, Technology & Innovation.
Klezmer Shmezmer! Explores the amazing Eastern European Jewish folk music called klezmer. You'll hear bulgars, freilachs, horas, waltzes, terkishes and more, with blazing tempos and an ancient approach to the clarinet sure to make you grin.
Swing, Swing, Swing A collection of the most popular swing tunes from the 30s and 40s played on a variety of saxophones, clarinet, flute and more. This one can be played with a jazz combo or as a single.
Songs of Summer Lighthearted narration ties together a collection of familiar songs that each have something to do with summer. Played on 8 instruments and performed as a single.
Meet The Woodwinds A special show for elementary school kids designed to introduce them to woodwind instruments through demonstrations and storytelling.
Christmas Delights! Beautiful songs of the season played on a variety of instruments make this Christmas concert a real heart warmer during the most wonderful time of the year. Can be combined with Jewish holiday songs too.
Songs of Love Perfect for Valentine's Day, lighthearted narration ties together a collection of familiar songs that each have something to do with love. Played on 8 instruments.
The International Sing-Along Show An interactive spectacular with words from popular songs from around the world projected on-screen so everyone can join voices and sing along.
St. Patrick's Favorites A all-Irish music show featuring the beloved music of the Emerald Island played on a variety of whistles, complete with upbeat narration and limmericks. Perfect for the St. Patrick's Day season.
Hanuka Melodies Cherished holiday songs and other Eastern European klezmer favorites from the most wonderful time of the year. Can be combined with Christmas Songs for an interdenominational variety show at holiday time.
Wedding Favorites Gorgeous songs traditionally performed at weddings, both ancient and contemporary. Includes international favorites and domestic love songs.
Mixed Variety Show Everything AND the kitchen sink! Let Gary Gould create an entertainment masterpiece just for you by mixing the music from any of these shows for a very special concert experience.
Gary Gould's impeccable musicianship and upbeat narration offers audiences of all ages an enriching entertainment experience.