Upcoming Events Schedule
Extended On Demand! Marty Ashby with Sean Jones
A Holiday Celebration, From MIM
Last December, guitarist Marty Ashby and trumpet master Sean Jones came together to perform a holiday jazz celebration program that was broadcast LIVE to DisklavierTV™ viewers. Accompanied by a full seventeen-piece band, this performance features classics, new twists on your holiday favorites, as well as other special surprises. Ashby, a musician and producer, has performed as a guitarist with many of the greats, and has produced over 2,000 concerts and 40 recordings on the MCG Jazz Label. Jones, one of the leading jazz artists of today, has an impressive resume of collaborations as well, including performances with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Marcus Miller. In addition, saxophonist and arranger Mike Tomaro joins the band, premiering several new arrangements. This uncut, unedited performance was originally recorded and broadcast LIVE on December 21, 2013 from MIM in Phoenix, AZ.
Extended On Demand! Robert Thies
A Classic Christmas, 2013 Holiday Special
We are excited to share last year's premiere Holiday broadcast, "A Classic Christmas," featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Robert Thies. Thies is praised for his grace, lyricism and many accomplishments—including winning the Gold Medal at the International Prokofiev Competition, making him the first American to win a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn in 1958. This festive performance was recorded exclusively for Yamaha’s DisklavierTV™ viewers, and is available for the entire month of December for optimum enjoyment throughout the holiday season! Enjoy holiday classics such as "Away in a Manger," "The Holly and The Ivy," "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night" performed by this talented concert pianist. This uncut, unedited performance was previously recorded exclusively for DisklavierTV on November 22, 2013 in Buena Park, CA.
Extended On Demand! Tony DeSare
2012 Holiday Special
Perfect for the season, enjoy this exclusive Extended On Demand performance—"Seasonal Stylings" with Yamaha Artist Tony DeSare. In this special holiday performance, the jazz pianist and singer performs many of the holiday classics, including "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and a one-of-a-kind rendition of "Jingle Bells". DeSare also performs his original composition "Christmas for You and Me," an exclusive from his latest album PiANO—which was entirely produced and created on a Yamaha piano. This festive and fun performance is sure to warm your home and get you in the holiday spirit! This uncut, unedited performance was originally broadcast in December 2012.
Extended On Demand! Mike Garson & Friends
2011 Holiday Special
In perfect harmony with your Holiday celebrations, enjoy this exclusive Extended On Demand performance by Mike Garson & Friends. In 2011, the immensely talented Mike Garson assembled a special group of friends to offer us a memorable concert of holiday music. Those friends just happened to be some of the most outstanding musicians on the planet—Tierney Sutton (vocals), Ray Brinker (drums) and Kevin Axt (bass). Be sure to make this fantastic performance part of your holiday festivities! This uncut, unedited performance was originally recorded in December 2011 in Buena Park, CA.
Extended On Demand! Sarah McKenzie Quintet
2014 Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest-running annual jazz event in the world, which features over 500 artists performing on eight stages spread over the 20-acre Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA. Enjoy this performance from the Sarah McKenzie Quintet, led by Australian pianist, vocalist and composer Sarah McKenzie. McKenzie, hailed a ‘once-in-a-generation talent,’ has received multiple honors including a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Her music pedigree also includes mentorships by legends such as Graeme Lyall, Jamie Oehlers and in particular James Morrison—who she continued to work with extensively through Morrison’s Generations in Jazz talent development program. McKenzie continues to rise in the Australian music scene and recently released her latest album Close Your Eyes--which won the 2012 “Best Jazz Album” ARIA Award. Don’t miss this exciting Monterey Jazz Festival debut! This uncut, unedited performance was originally broadcast LIVE from the Coffee House at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA on September 20, 2014.
NEW! Marty Ashby's 5th Annual Holiday Jazz Celebration
LIVE From MIM
For the fifth consecutive year, acclaimed musician and producer Marty Ashby performs his Annual Holiday Jazz Celebration from MIM. This year’s fantastic concert, “Straight from the Movies,” features performances with vocalist Marlena Shaw and the Phoenix Children’s Chorus. The evening also promises new arrangements of some of your holiday favorites, along with some special twists and surprises! Among his many accomplishments, Ashby has performed as a guitarist with many of the greats, and has produced over 2,000 concerts and 40 recordings on the MCG Jazz Label. Don’t miss this festive evening of jazz and holiday spirit with the incredibly talented, Marty Ashby. This uncut, unedited performance is broadcast LIVE from MIM on December 20, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ.
JUST ADDED! Roberta Gambarini
LIVE From MIM
Brought to you from the Musical Instrument Museum, this LIVE broadcast features the extraordinarily talented jazz singer Roberta Gambarini. The Italian native has been hailed as a successor to legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae. Her U.S. recording debut, Easy to Love, has also received widespread acclaim among industry members and fans alike—praised as “worth the wait” and “breathtaking” by saxophonist Michael Brecker. Accompanied by pianist George Cables, drummer Jimmy Cobb and bassist Ameen Saleem, Gambarini’s performance is not one to miss! This uncut, unedited performance is broadcast LIVE on December 21, 2014 from MIM in Phoenix, AZ.
Extended On Demand! Jamie Cullum
From the 9:30 Club
Yamaha Artist Jamie Cullum is more than your average jazz musician—describing him as remarkably talented or refreshingly one-of-a-kind is only the tip of the iceberg. Known for his work in the jazz genre, Cullum is also recognized for his strikingly creative way with cover versions of songs from multiple different genres. In this exclusive broadcast, presented by Yamaha Entertainment Group, you will get to experience the versatility and sheer genius of Cullum’s work with cover versions—including his renditions of “Just One of Those Things” (Cole Porter), “The Wind Cries Mary” (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), “Don’t Stop The Music” (Rihanna) and, probably his most well-known, “High and Dry” (Radiohead). This performance also includes pieces from Cullum’s most recent album, The Pursuit, including “I’m All Over It,” “Mixtape” and “Gran Torino.” Enjoy this fantastic performance available 24/7 for the entire month of January! This performance was originally recorded on June 3, 2014 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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