7:30 - 11pm
Five Towns College
Burrs Lane, Dix Hills, 11746 NY
The Island Songwriter Showcase (ISS) is a Long Island-based organization of songwriters, lyricists, and performers. We get together to share and develop our passion for the art and craft of songwriting. Our goal is become better songwriters and help others do the same.
Aug 1, 2015 ISS Members Suzanne Ernst and Walt Sargent gave a joint concert at the Long Island Writers House, in Huntington, New York. Attendence was excellent, especially considering Weird Al Yankovic was appearing the same night only a few blocks away at the Paramount Theater.
May 21 2015 Song Island founder (and ISS Member) Don Bracken presents ONE GUITAR at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall. Thirty Long Island songwriters come together for Maureens Haven (charity) to perform the debut ONE GUITAR Double CD.
Dec 19, 2014 ISS Member Mark Brendan Hussey releases his third CD, Iridescent Echos. Details coming soon at IridescentEchos.com. Mark’s music is melodic, philosophical, and has a quirky kind of humble greatness.
Dec 15, 2014 ISS Member Susan Davis releases her first CD, The Storm Is Overavailable on CDBaby. It may be her first CD, but it sounds amazing, very polished and gorgeous. Congratulations.
May 22, 2014 The ISS offers our warmest congratulations to Mel Glazer for being awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) by Five Towns College on this, their 40th Commencement, May 24th 2014.
May 4, 2014 ISS Members will be presenting a showcase of songs about Long Island & Hurricane Sandy at the Bellmore Memorial Library. DOWNLOAD FLYER
For a description, directions and the ISS Workshop Guide, please click here.
Bellmore Memorial Library Showcase
The ISS wishes to thank Estelle Henrich for producing the Bellmore Showcase series, and Mike Svezia for co-producing at least some of the time. We also wish to thank Patty Paris from the library for hosting, and thank Alice Hayden for the lovely flyers. We are also thankful to Jack Finkenberg, Jim Baron, Mike Christian and others who have provided sound reinforcement. A special thanks to Suzanne Ernst for supporting several performers with background vocals and guitar. Finally, we also want to thank all the songwriters for sharing their fine performances, authentic stories and musical gifts.
With Estelle’s retirement, the ISS looking for an event producer to run the series. Interested parties are invited to contact us.