Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner

Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner have been called "Boston's favorite song duo" by the Boston Globe, and “the delightful cabaret team” by the Boston Phoenix.  Recipients of IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) and LIP (Life in Provincetown) awards, they have performed as a duo since 1989.

Their critically acclaimed programs of the Great Amercian Songbook feature songs by Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rogers & Lornez Hart, E.Y. Harburg, along with shows dedicated to performers such as Fred Astaire.  Sears & Conner also give popular lecture/demonstrations on this material, featuring rrecordings and film clips.

Sears & Conner are noted recording artists with many CD releases, many featuring first recordings of songs by Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and E.Y. Harburg.  Their Irving Berlin series includes Come On And Hear! - Early Songs by Irving Berlin, Keep On Smiling, She’s So Beautiful, Everybody Step - Irving Berlin’s Music Box Revues, and Marching Along With Time – Irving Berlin Songs, 1935-1945.  George & Ira Gershwin are represented with Delishious - Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Sweet and Low-Down - Songs by George Gershwin.  Other CDs are Beyond the Rainbow - Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, Noël and Cole - Together with Music, Fred & Ethel – Great Songs of Astaire and Merman, and a “live” recording, Rest You Merry - A Holiday Cabaret.  Just release is Reaching for the Moon, songs by Irving Berlin covering the years 1925-1935.

Sears & Conner are also Producing Directors of the concert series American Classics.  They have appeared throughout New England, in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and in Europe in Oxford, England and Paris, France.

Fees are negotiable.

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Ben & Brad salute Alexander's Ragtime Band at 100

I Have Worked With

  • February 2016

    Featured performers with American Classics for a special dinner cabaret of songs by Alan Jay Lerner at the Hamsphire House.

  • October 2015

    Multi-media courses on Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin and other songwriters of the Great American Songbook.

  • October 2015

    Presented a multi-media course on Broadway and Hollywood musicals.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Benjamin
Job Title/Position: 
Performer
Mailing Address: 
70 Allston Street
Boston, MA 02134
Physical Address: 
70 Allston Street
Boston, MA 02134
Last Name: 
Sears
Phone: 
617-254-1125

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Solo / Recital
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
General Public
Nonprofits
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
40
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Society for American Music
Awards: 
N/A

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Piano
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Theater
Ages Served: 
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500