Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza

Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza


Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza perform Dan’s most loved songs as well as the children’s music of folk icon Lead Belly which is featured on Dan’s latest CD, Lead Belly, Baby! The shows are highly interactive. The audience is always invited to sing and dance along in what might be called a casual, and subversively educational, party atmosphere. The music, based in a variety of folk traditions, is homespun, sophisticated, and artful. These shows have broad appeal and the duo is adept (and well loved) in school settings. Claudia’s background as a board certified Music Therapist has given the duo additional ways to find meaningful connections and grow a wider audience.

Dan Zanes – vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, percussion
Claudia Eliaza – vocals, flute, trombone, percussion, guitar

Performances usually include many of the following songs:

The Rock Island Line
Jump Up
Red Bird
All Around The Kitchen
Ha-Ha This Away
Catch That Train
Take This Hammer
Stewball
Wonder Wheel
Julie Ann Johnson
El Canario
So Glad I’m Here
Coney Island Avenue
More Yet
Skip To My Lou
Relax Your Mind
Boll Weevil
La Siren

The Dan Zanes Trio with Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean


Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalists Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean perform Dan’s most loved songs as well as the children’s music of folk icon Lead Belly, which is featured on Dan’s latest CD, Lead Belly, Baby! The shows are highly interactive. The audience is always invited to sing and dance along in what might be called a casual, and subversively educational, party atmosphere. The music, based in a variety of folk traditions, is homespun, sophisticated, and artful. These shows have broad appeal and the trio is adept (and well loved) in school settings. Claudia’s background as a board certified Music Therapist has given the trio additional ways to find meaningful connections and grow a wider audience.

Dan Zanes Trio also offers a Holiday Sing Along. This multicultural all-ages wintertime celebration shares songs from a variety of traditions and the songs are from here and there, near and far.

Dan Zanes – vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, percussion
Claudia Eliaza – vocals, flute, trombone, percussion, guitar
Pauline Jean – vocals, percussion, melodica

Performances usually include many of the following songs:

The Rock Island Line
Jump Up
Red Bird
All Around The Kitchen
Ha-Ha This Away
Catch That Train
Take This Hammer
Stewball
Wonder Wheel
Julie Ann Johnson
El Canario
So Glad I’m Here
Coney Island Avenue
More Yet
Skip To My Lou
Relax Your Mind
Boll Weevil
La Siren

Dan Zanes and Friends


Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza with their full band perform Dan’s most loved songs as well as the children’s music of folk icon Lead Belly, which is featured on Dan’s latest CD, Lead Belly, Baby! The shows are highly interactive. The audience is always invited to sing and dance along in what might be called a casual, and subversively educational, party atmosphere. The music, based in a variety of folk traditions, is homespun, sophisticated, and artful.

Dan Zanes and Friends also offers a Holiday Sing Along. This multicultural all-ages wintertime celebration shares songs from a variety of traditions and the songs are from here and there, near and far.

Dan Zanes – vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, percussion
Claudia Eliaza – vocals, flute, trombone, percussion, guitar
Friends – everything else

Performances usually include many of the following songs:

The Rock Island Line
Jump Up
Red Bird
All Around The Kitchen
Ha-Ha This Away
Catch That Train
Take This Hammer
Stewball
Wonder Wheel
Julie Ann Johnson
El Canario
So Glad I’m Here
Coney Island Avenue
More Yet
Skip To My Lou
Relax Your Mind
Boll Weevil
La Siren

Best for Grades Pre-K and up and Family Programming 
60 Minutes – No Intermission
Sensory Friendly or Relaxed performances available

Photo credit: LaToya Duncan (#1-3, 6)
Photo credit: Anna Zanes (#4 and #5)

CONNECTIONS

  • Music
  • Rhyming
  • Social Emotional Learning