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In his one-hour presentation, Mr. Hindin plays, sings and tells background stories of the music, how it came to be, and the men and women who created the iconic sounds of the era. Using a personal and sometimes humorous approach to the stories behind the music, he entertains, educates and shares his passion for this great area of creativity that spans the end of World War I, the Great Depression, World War II and the
explosion of America on the world stage after the conclusion of World War II. Mr. Hindin stresses the huge contributions that immigrants in America made to the culture of the great “melting pot” that was America during this era. He reaches “over the footlights” to involve the audience and share his deep connection to the
cultural gifts that made America the great country it became post World War II.
About the performer: WILLIAM HINDIN - Entertainer, Pianist, Arranger, Vocalist.
William has been a resident of New York City for 40 years. After growing up in Shorewood, Wisconsin he graduated from Northwestern University’s acclaimed Music School. He is currently working in New York on the development of a new Off -Broadway musical entitled “Hereafter written by Vincent Favale, VP of Entertainment of CBS programming. The show most recently had an Off-Broadway run at the Snapple Theatre in Times Square. It is currently being made into a film and he will be doing the scoring and musical supervision.
He was proud to have played onstage as a featured performer-pianist at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre-Stackner Cabaret’s production of “ I Left My Heart,” a tribute to Tony Bennett and his music. Previous to that, he completed a 5-week Off-Broadway run of the acclaimed show, "Spaghetti & Matzo Balls” with the singer and actress, Rena Strober. Bill co-musical directed the 35th Anniversary show of "All My Children" at New York City’s Town Hall. He served as Musical Director for the Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS “Labors of Love" show at the Off-Broadway Lambs Theatre. For four years, he served as Musical Director, Conductor, Arranger and Road Manager for entertainer John Davidson. He has also has conducted for Rosemary Clooney and the Stars of the Lawrence Welk show.