Razzmatazz For Kids
World-Class, Multi-Cultural Concert Act
Lots of Fun? You Bet!
Who they are: Award-winning recording artists, RAZZMATAZZ, from Nova Scotia, have been entertaining since 1990 at hundreds of venues, including festivals, theatres, schools, and corporate functions in Canada and the United States. Their high level of musicianship shines through in their interactive family and school concerts of original and traditional music. Equally important to the appeal of the show is the way the performers rivet the attention of children, parents, and grandparents by the comedy and theatrics they create as backdrops to the songs. Musical genres include French-Acadian, Klezmer, Celtic, Canadian, Appalachian, Latin Percussion, Rockabilly, and Blues. Featured instruments are fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, wooden spoons, limberjacks, Cajun triangle, and rub-board.
Personnel: Husband and wife team T.C. (Thomas Cormier) and Sandy Greenberg form the core of RAZZMATAZZ. T.C. delights with wacky antics and songs like “The Chicken Pox Blues.” Sandy provides the musical heart with her guitar, and shares songs like “Going to My Grandma’s.” Their music is accompanied by multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Gordon Stobbe. Lise Cormier (Sandy and T.C.’s 14-year old daughter) appears as guest singer and percussionist in selected shows. T.C., Sandy, and Gordon write the original songs, along with Halifax songwriter, Rose Vaughan.
Highlights: A song on Sesame Street, a Parent’s Choice Recommended Seal, and a standing ovation for their performance with Symphony Nova Scotia.
Recordings: *RAZZMATAZZ for KIDS, 1994
* SUITCASE FULL of SONGS, 2001