Outreach • Education

Gary Negbaur offers Outreach and Educational Programs. In addition to post-show Q and A sessions, he and his band perform for school audiences, lead clinics for university music students, and entertain at community centers and retirement homes. 

Outreach programs include:

  • Songs That Shaped Our Nation” (abbreviated performance)
  • Interactive lecture/performances on:
    • “What are the Blues and How Do I Get Them?
    • “Listening to Jazz with your Ears, your Eyes and your Feet”
    • “The History of American Song”
  • Instrument and Vocal Clinics, Masterclasses and Ensemble Workshops
  • Songwriting Workshops
  • Residencies


Songs That Shaped Our Nation electrified our audience; their Big Easy sound mixed with classic jazz tunes left our audience wanting more.”  

-Carl Mercier, Director, Archipley Cultural Center, Eagle Hill School

 “Gary Negbaur was a pleasure to work with. The audiences loved his lectures on The History of American Song.” 

-Ela Seeley, Director of the Music Institute, Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

 “Gary led one of our jazz ensembles through a couple of his original tunes. The students loved it and learned a lot.” 

-Prof. Roger Hines, Music Department, Capital University

 “Residents loved Gary’s performance of Songs That Shaped Our Nation. Gary re-invented classic songs with unique and surprising piano arrangements, all while delighting us with his personal stories and knowledge of music history. We look forward to hosting him again, soon!”

-Jill Cameron, Community Life Supervisor, Friendship Village of Dublin, OH