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Joy - The Christmas Concert
Performance of the Month
Best-selling contemporary jazz pianist Scott Wilkie gathered his favorite musicians to create the live-in-studio album Joy, released for Christmas 2015. His creative arrangements of holiday classics are driven by the unique energy of the full band together in the studio at once. To celebrate the release, the band performed to a sold-out crowd at Spaghettini, their favorite live jazz venue in Southern California.This performance features Scott Wilkie on piano, Peter Sprague on guitar, Nathan Brown on bass, Greg Holmes on keyboards, Jeff Olson on drums, and Monette Marino on percussion. This performance was originally recorded live on December 13, 2015, at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA.
With Music by Robert Thies
Performance of the Month
Fill your home with the warmth of the holidays with our new Yule Log video stream. Enjoy the scene of a beautiful, burning fireplace, while your Disklavier comes to life to set the mood. Seasonal piano music played by internationally-acclaimed classical pianist Robert Thies will fill your home with exquisite melodies, setting a heartwarming ambiance. Savor the cozy atmosphere created by this special selection with your loved ones all winter long.
Scenes of the Season
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season! With over 90 minutes of continuous solo piano music, this program features traditional and classical holiday music set to beautiful scenery. These relaxing scenes are sure to bring peace and joy to your family and friends throughout the holidays. You’ll hear favorites like “Carol of the Bells,” “O Christmas Tree,” and “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” as well as less-often heard gems like “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming” and “Coventry Carol.”
Marty Ashby with Sean Jones
A Holiday Celebration From MIM
In December 2013, 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 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 performance was originally recorded and broadcast live on December 21, 2013, from Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ.
Mike Garson & Friends
In perfect harmony with your holiday celebrations, enjoy this exclusive 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.
Performance of the Month
Join us for an intimate visit with Yamaha artist Jason Webb—a diversely talented and in-demand keyboardist, recording musician, producer, arranger and composer. This exclusive broadcast, produced by Yamaha Entertainment Group, features an in-depth, behind-the-scenes experience with the artist through a series of interviews and musical selections. Recognized for his signature style and musical versatility, Webb has cultivated an impressive career working on scores for multiple singers, record labels, television shows, movies and more, in addition to his own solo recording and performing endeavors. Enjoy a variety of song selections, including Change Is, After You’ve Gone and Baltimore Blues and their stories of inspiration in this special performance experience—it definitely is not one to miss!
This performance was originally recorded on July 23 and 24, 2014. Jason Webb is accompanied by Danny O’Lannerghty (bass) and Scott Williamson (drums).
featuring the legendary Leland Sklar
Festival of Arts 2017
Join Judith Owen for an intimate performance featuring legendary bass player Leland Sklar and master percussionist Pedro Segundo. This pianist-singer-songwriter is known for her love of musical variety and melding it into a great stylistic gumbo all her own. Her latest release, Somebody’s Child, is the culmination of this mix: voice and piano front and center, songs that are vignettes of life crafted from the perspective that we are all “somebody’s child” – parental, as well as planetary. This performance was originally recorded live on August 29, 2017, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.
Tierney Sutton Band - Performance of the Month
Known as a "singer's singer," Tierney Sutton's superb band includes musical luminaries, pianist Christian Jacob, drummer Ray Brinker, bassists Kevin Axt and Trey Henry. For over 20 years, this spectacular band has stood out in the crowd as a unique unit musically and from a business standpoint. Their CDs have consistently topped US Jazz radio charts and their latest release, The Sting Variations, was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Tierney has taught for over a decade at USC's Thornton School of Music and spent six years as the Vocal Department Head at the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, CA. She can be heard in numerous television soundtracks and commercials including BMW, Green Giant, Yoplait, and Coke. This rebroadcast performance was originally recorded live on September 22, 2012, from the Monterey Jazz Festival.
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