Robert Lindner

Robert Lindner

RAL MUSIC
Music Composer, Music Conductor, Musician, Singer and Songwriter

Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

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August 2015
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About Robert

I have been involved with music my whole life ever since I starting plunking out tunes on my family’s piano when I was 3 years old. Music and Theater have been my two main pursuits and I began acting at age 11, playing Young Patrick in the First National Tour of “Auntie Mame” with Constance Bennett for 3 years. I am a graduate of NYU and a former member of the USMA band at West Point. Some of my many credits include playing in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters", conducting for Bob McGrath ["Sesame St"], Barbara Feldon ["Get Smart"] and many Cabaret and Night Club performers. I led a trio for 2 Summers at the Stevensville Hotel in the Catskill Mountains. Some of the other artists I've worked with include Pat Benatar, Shawn Colvin, Marvin Hamlisch, JK Simmons [Oscar winner], Anita O'Day, Laura Branigan, Vito & the Salutations, Richard Belzer, Gilbert Gottfried, Larry David, Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford, Merv Griffin, Major Holly, Jay Leonhart, Steven Schwartz, Dana Gioia [poet, former NEA chairman], Marilyn Michaels, Joe Franklin, Don Kirshner, et al. My bread and butter over the years has been performing at corporate and private parties/events as pianist/singer of the Great American Songbook [with a jazz flavor] all over the tri-state area including country clubs and NYC’s prominent hotels. I've sung the leads in "Man of La Mancha", "Pirates of Penzance" and "HMS Pinafore", have been the featured vocalist on 2 CDs: “Jazzheads” & “Rivertown Voices” [a locally produced CD!] and led a jazz quartet on WBGO [NPR] in the radio play “King of Jazz”. Having lived in Hastings for 24 years and being involved locally as a music instructor in voice and piano, I have Musically Directed over 45 shows for schools and other local groups, as well as Off-B’way and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and have played for the town of Hastings as well as Hastings Recreation Dept. and Senior events. I have also provided Music Therapy to populations from pre-school special-needs children through adult Alzheimer groups.

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