MISTER G

BEN GUNDERSHEIMER
FIVE TIME
PARENTS' CHOICE
GOLD AWARD WINNER
“Bilingual rock star”
"Irresistible"
~ THE WASHINGTON POST
~ PEOPLE MAGAZINE
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TOURING Packages

Ben tours internationally, engaging audiences of all ages in a wide range of notable venues, from Lollapalooza and Lincoln Center to environmental rallies on Capitol Hill. In the music community, Ben is known as a collaborator. He has a long history of recording and performing with notable musicians from a range of musical and cultural backgrounds. Whenever possible, he brings these friendships to the stage, expanding the performance with diverse instrumentation and musical heritage. Frequent collaborations include members of the Global Citizen Ensemble, as well as regionally based partnerships.

Amigos en la Música

A Celebration of Latin American Music & Folklore
With dynamic Latin percussion and outstanding vocal harmonies, this trio infuses the MISTER G songbook with the musical traditions of Argentina
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Beyond Borders

A cross-cultural expedition through music
A global expedition with Latin jazz virtuoso, José Valentino, that dissolves borders and fosters cross-cultural connections through music.
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Duo (Mister & Missus G)

The original bilingual family fiesta
Duo performances that engages children through music, movement, and language acquisition.
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Global Citizen Ensemble

celebrating music as the universal language
An international collective of acclaimed musicians bring the audience on a guided expedition around the world to discover the origins and connections between different musical styles.
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Relaxed Performances

gentle tempos and acoustic roots
Acoustic performances with gentle tempos and rich storytelling, suitable for audiences who benefit from a more relaxed environment.
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Señorita Mariposa

Journey to the mountains of Michoacán
This multimedia performance follows the Monarch butterfly migration from Ben's home in New England to the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico.
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The Mighty Talking Drum

A rhythmic journey through West Africa
An interactive performance that features the talking drum and weaves West African rhythms into the MISTER G repertoire.
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Select Appearances

The National Theatre
Pilgrimage Festival
Austin City Limits
Lollapalooza
SummerStage at Central Park
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Hard Rock Cafe, Philadelphia
Strathmore Performing Arts Center
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston
The National Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Chicago Botanic Garden
Disney Parks, Orlando
The Arts Center, Carrboro, NC
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Wolf Trap Theater in the Woods
Symphony Space, New York
San Jose Children's Discovery Museum
World Cafe Live
Las Vegas Valley Book Festival
Academy of Music Theater
Parque Chapultepec, Mexico City
International School of Agra, India
FOCUS AREAS
"Children are the most creative and resilient drivers of social change. My work leverages the power of music to educate, inspire, and empower young people to help solve the most pressing issues of our time."
~ BEN GUNDERSHEIMER

Cross-Cultural Connections

Ben has released four bilingual Spanish/English albums, including the Latin GRAMMY Award Winning Los Animales. His albums The Mitzvah Bus and Seeds of Shalom interweave Hebrew, Yiddish, English, and Spanish. In 2019, he published his first dual-language book with Penguin Random House, Señorita Mariposa, a collaboration with Mexican illustrator, Marcos Almada Rivero. 

As an educator, Ben understands the importance of multi-language acquisition, and as a world traveler, he strives to help young people connect with one another as part of a global community. Leveraging music as a common language, his multi-lingual performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross-cultural connections.

Environmental Activism

An outspoken environmental activist, Ben performed at the National Climate Rally in Washington and headlines the annual Play-In for Climate Action on Capitol Hill. In 2019,  Ben launched the Econiños project in partnership with Moms Clean Air Force, a nationwide network of over one million parents who are working to safeguard the environment and protect our children’s health. The project shines a light on grassroots organizations that are addressing critical issues in their communities and fostering youth leadership as part of the solution.

Ecological awareness and nature appreciation are the central themes in Ben’s albums Mundo Verde/Green World and Seeds of Shalom, as well as his picture books Señorita Mariposa and Lilah Tov Good Night.

Early Childhood Education

A graduate of Amherst College, and recipient of the first songwriting scholarship awarded by Berklee College of Music, Ben received a full fellowship for his Master of Education degree at Smith College. For his Master’s thesis, Ben created a curriculum that focuses on songwriting as a learning tool. He incorporates this approach into his performances with children, using music as a vehicle to promote literacy, and early language acquisition.

For educators, Ben offers professional development seminars, and musical keynotes to help teachers learn how to incorporate music, environmental awareness and bilingual learning in the classroom.
Moms Clean Air Force is a community of over one million parents united against air pollution to protect our children’s health. They arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools, and on-the-ground events. MCAF works across the US on national and local policy issues, through a vibrant network of 18 state-based field teams. MISTER G headlines MCAF's annual Play-in for Climate Action on Capitol Hill, with families from all 50 states.
The EcoNiños program was created in partnership with Mom's Clean Air Force and Green Latinos to celebrate grassroots organizations that address critical environmental issues in their communities while fostering youth leadership as part of the solution. The collaboration was launched at the Grow Haus, a nonprofit indoor farm in Denver dedicated to food production, education, and economic opportunity.
PJ Library is an international nonprofit that distributes free award-winning books and music that celebrate Jewish values and culture. PJ commissioned two MISTER G albums of original music which incorporate English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Spanish lyrics. In 2020, PJ will distribute MISTER G's second picture book Lilah Tov, Good Night to tens of thousands of families around the world.
Jumpstart is a national early education non-profit organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to work with preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Jumpstart's initial collaboration with MISTER G took place at the Brooklyn Public Library, with volunteers from New York University.
  • "Mister G’s music blends bluegrass, Latin rhythms and folk with a storyteller’s flair.”
  • “With captivating Latin rhythms and melodies, the songs appeal to parents as much as their children.”
  • “The musical equivalent of a tasty chocolate bar infused with a spicy chili kick!”

The Global Citizen Ensemble

Founded by Gundersheimer in 2017, The Global Citizen Ensemble is an internationally acclaimed cast of musicians who have recorded and performed with Ben throughout his career. The group delivers a bold and energetic performance that immerse the audience in a polycultural soundscape, exploring musical heritage through rhythm, story, and song. The show celebrates music as the universal language - spanning ethnicities, nationalities, and geographical divisions - with the power to united people of all backgrounds through appreciation, participation, and education.

NOTE: The ensemble varies depending on region and availability. 

Picture Books

Señorita Mariposa chronicles the extraordinary annual migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico. The dual language book aims to inspire the next generation of eco-activists and spark dialogue about butterfly habitat.
Based on Based on Ben’s original song by the same title, this lyrical lullaby celebrates the beauty of our world and the spirit of resilience in a refugee family.

Lilah Tov Good Night will be published in February of 2020.

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