The 2015 Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children’s Album, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) is a leading figure in the world of family music. Called “a bilingual rockstar” by The Washington Post, and “irresistible” by People Magazine, his albums have received national critical acclaim and won three Parents’ Choice Gold Awards.
Mister G tours internationally headlining major venues including SummerStage (New York City), Hard Rock Cafe (Philadelphia), Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC), Austin City Limits, the Getty Museum (Los Angeles), Chicago Botanic Garden, and JazzFest (New Orleans).
Mister G’s Latin GRAMMY-winning album, Los Animales, is an international collaboration featuring some of the major artists in the jazz, salsa and tropical worlds, including GRAMMY winners Arturo O’Farrill, Marlow Rosado, and Oscar Stagnaro. Los Animales is Mister G’s third album of original bilingual songs, following ABC Fiesta (2014 Latin GRAMMY nominee) and Chocolalala (Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner).
A former teacher with a Masters of Education, Ben had an award-winning career as a singer/songwriter performing for adults before transitioning to children’s music. Inspired by his students (who originally dubbed him ‘Mister G’), he began writing the songs that would comprise his debut family album Pizza for Breakfast.
2010 Pizza for Breakfast (Mister G’s debut CD)
2011 BUGS (Parents magazine and People magazine top children’s album)
2012 Chocolalala (Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner)
2013 ABC Fiesta (Latin GRAMMY nominee and Parents’ Choice Silver Award Winner)
2014 The Bossy E (literacy-themed album featuring GRAMMY winner Charles Neville)
2015 Los Animales (Latin GRAMMY Award winner and Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner)
2015 The Mitzvah Bus (Parents’ Choice Gold Award; PJ Library selection)