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Robert Thies
A Classic Christmas
Performance of the Month

Praised for his grace, lyricism and many accomplishments—including his gold medal-winning performance at International Prokofiev Competition, becoming the first American to win first prize at a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn in 1958--acclaimed pianist Robert Thies presents A Classic Christmas.

Thies has worked with film composers James Newton Howard, James Horner, Danny Elfman, and John Williams, among others. His playing can be heard prominently in the 2015's Concussion, as well as in Mychael Danna’s Oscar-winning score to The Life of Pi. In 2017, he was a featured soloist in Philip Glass’s score to Jane. He was a featured musician in live performances of Danny Elfman’s A Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl. In 2010 Grammy-winning conductor Lucas Richman invited him to join a full symphony orchestra on a North American tour of John Williams’ Star Wars in Concert.

Thies is sought after as a master class teacher, chamber music coach, lecturer, and adjudicator across the globe. In 2017 he was appointed Artistic Director of the South Bay Chamber Music Society, founded in 1963, and one of the premier presenters of chamber music in Los Angeles.

In this exclusive DisklavierTV concert, enjoy holiday classics such as Away in a Manger, The Holly and The Ivy, The Little Drummer Boyand Silent Night.



This performance was previously recorded on November 22, 2013, in Buena Park, CA.


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Scott Wilkie: 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 in 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 (piano), Peter Sprague (guitar), Nathan Brown (bass), Greg Holmes (keyboards), Jeff Olson (drums), and Monette Marino (percussion).



This performance was originally recorded live on December 13, 2015, at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA.


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Chadwick Johnson
Starry Night: A Celebration of Christmas
Performance of the Month

In this rebroadcast of his special seasonal performance, Chadwick Johnson and his six-piece band will take you on a festive journey of nostalgic holiday tunes performed with the band's signature sound and style in Starry Night: A Celebration of Christmas.

Singer, songwriter and band leader Johnson is praised for his soulful approach to music, passion for the classics, and versatility in multiple genres, as well as his brilliant vocal abilities—all of which shine in this performance. From holiday classics to modern favorites, this evening of music is something everyone will enjoy.



This performance was originally recorded live in October 2015 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, NV.


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Tony DeSare
Seasonal Stylings
Performance of the Month

Perfect for the season, enjoy this special exclusive rebroadcast of "Seasonal Stylings" with Yamaha artist Tony DeSare.

Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top-ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, and the Today Show.
 DeSare has also collaborated with Youtube icons Postmodern Jukebox.

DeSare is an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for motion pictures, several broadcast commercials, and has recently composed the full soundtracks for the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime.

In this special holiday concert, 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 album PiANO—which was entirely produced and created on a Yamaha piano.



This performance was originally recorded and broadcast live in December 2012 from Ming Dynasty Studios in Long Beach, CA.


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Mike Garson & Friends
Holiday Special
Performance of the Month

In perfect harmony with your holiday celebrations, enjoy this exclusive performance by Mike Garson & Friends.

Universally respected for his impressive skills as a pianist, Mike Garson is a respected composer, performer and educator, as well. He studied with Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Hal Overton, Robert Starer and Lennie Tristano. He has played with Stanley Clarke, Elvin Jones, Lee Konitz, Stan Getz and Freddie Hubbard.

Mike is perhaps best known for his relationship with David Bowie, which began in 1972. He made his mark on numerous Bowie albums and has traveled thousands of miles on Bowie tours, including his 2003-04 A Reality Tour, Bowie’s first world tour in 20 years. In November 2006, Mike accompanied Bowie and Alicia Keys during a unique performance of Changes at an AIDS benefit in New York City which ended up being Bowie’s final public U.S. performance.

From Bach to Bowie, East coast to west coast, piano keyboards to computer keyboards, Mike Garson has worked to make the world a more creative, compassionate and compelling place.Mike remains a man of many talents and limitless inspiration. No artistic medium is off-limits to this avant-garde individual. In this special rebroadcast, Mike assembled a special group of friends to offer us a memorable concert of holiday music: Tierney Sutton (vocals), Ray Brinker (drums), and Kevin Axt (bass).



This performance was originally recorded in December 2011 in Buena Park, CA.


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Marty Ashby with Sean Jones
A Holiday Celebration
Performance of the Month

This jazz holiday celebration program was originally broadcast live to DisklavierTV viewers and featured guitarist Marty Ashby and trumpet master Sean Jones. Accompanied by a full 17-piece band, this performance features classics, new twists on your holiday favorites, as well as other special surprises.

Marty Ashby has performed and recorded with Slide Hampton, Claudio Roditi, Nancy Wilson, Paquito D’Rivera, Herbie Mann, Phil Woods, The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band and others. He has also produced over 2,000 concerts and 40 recordings on the MCG Jazz Label.

Sean Jones was lead trumpet in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and a member of the SFJAZZ Collective. Jones recorded and/or performing with many major figures, including Jimmy Heath, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson and Marcus Miller. Sean was selected by Miller, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter for their 2011 Tribute to Miles tour.

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.


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Yule Log
Music by Robert Thies
Performance of the Month

Praised for his grace and lyricism, acclaimed pianist Robert Thies presents your favorite seasonal music.

Robert Thies has worked with film composers James Newton Howard, James Horner, Danny Elfman, and John Williams, among others. His playing can be heard prominently in the 2015's Concussion, as well as in Mychael Danna’s Oscar-winning score to The Life of Pi. In 2017, he was a featured soloist in Philip Glass’s score to Jane. He was a featured musician in live performances of Danny Elfman’s A Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl. In 2010 Grammy-winning conductor Lucas Richman invited him to join a full symphony orchestra on a North American tour of John Williams’ Star Wars in Concert.

Thies is sought after as a master class teacher, chamber music coach, lecturer, and adjudicator across the globe. In 2017 he was appointed Artistic Director of the South Bay Chamber Music Society, founded in 1963, and one of the premier presenters of chamber music in Los Angeles.

Feel the warmth of the holidays with our new Yule Log video stream as you enjoy the scene of a beautifully burning fireplace while your Disklavier comes to life. Let the music fill your home with exquisite melodies, setting a heartwarming ambiance while you savor the cozy atmosphere all season long.




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