Savannah Music Festival LIVE

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Savannah Music Festival LIVE weekly radio show produced for Georgia Public Radio, featuring highlights from the last six years of the Savannah Music Festival. Hosted and written by Executive & Artistic Director Rob Gibson, SMF LIVE radio includes 59-minute episodes utilizing the archives of the Savannah Music Festival. Program examples include "Brazilian Duets" with Mike Marshall, Hamilton de Holanda, Toots Thielemans, Gabriel Grossi and Daniel Santiago, "Piano Showdown" with Hank Jones, Eric Reed, Marcus Roberts and Carl "Sonny" Leyland, "Mendelssohn at 200" with Sebastian Knauer, and live edited concert performances featuring Mariza, the Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, Marcus Roberts Trio and Sensations chamber music with Daniel Hope.

The show is produced by Ryan McMaken using concert recordings engineered by Kevin Rose of Elevated Basement Studio, Brian Peters of Tech Valley Audio and Rich Mays of Sonare Recordings.

The Savannah Music Festival is Georgia's largest musical arts festival and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world, presenting premieres, one-time only productions and unique collaborations by world-class artists in jazz, classical, blues, bluegrass, gospel and various other styles of American and international roots music. SMF was recently picked by the London Times as one of the "best events around the world."

Series

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13 Pieces

A series of performance highlights from the 2012 Savannah Music Festival, including chamber music with Daniel Hope & Friends, IIIrd Tyme Out, Ruthie Foster, Mike Marshall & Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile solo, Paco de Lucia and many more.

Caption: Ballake Sissoko, Credit: Frank Stewart
14 Pieces

Shows culled from the archives of the 2011 Savannah Music Festival, including Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal, Stile Antico, Daniel Hope & Friends, Nikolai Lugansky, Junior Brown and many more.

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5 Pieces

Season nine features live concert recordings from the 2015 and 2016 festival seasons.

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Savannah Music Festival LIVE - Season Seven

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1 Piece

The sixth season of Savannah Music Festival LIVE radio features a wide variety of performances, all captured at the 2013 Savannah Music Festival.

Caption: Roby Lakatos at SMF 2010, Credit: Frank Stewart
43 Pieces

The third season of Savannah Music Festival LIVE features concert recordings from the critically-acclaimed 2010 festival.

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51 Pieces

Beginning shortly after the 2009 Savannah Music Festival, the second series of SMF Live public radio features concert performances by the Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, Mariza, Sebastian Knauer, Marcus Roberts, Daniel Hope and friends, and many others.


Pieces

Caption: Renee Rosnes at SMF 2011, Credit: Frank Stewart
Highlights from a two-day stand by pianists Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival.

  • Added: Jun 21, 2012
  • Length: 59:04
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Tune in to hear banjoist Bela Fleck with pianist Marcus Roberts and his trio, live from Savannah in their debut performance together.

Bought by KMUN, KMUW, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jun 21, 2012
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 4
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A fortepiano recital by Kristian Bezuidenhout at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival.

Bought by KMUN and KZYX


  • Added: Jun 21, 2012
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Selections from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis' performance as part of our SMF Live concert series.

Bought by KMUN, WEKU, KZYX, KMUW, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jun 21, 2012
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Stile Antico - SMF 2011, Credit: Frank Stewart
Selections from a "Song of Solomon" program performed at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

Bought by KMUN, 'The Sea', and KFCF FM


  • Added: Jun 21, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Tune in to hear one of Mali's most renowned musicians, Bassekou Kouyate, performing with his group Ngoni Ba.

Bought by Red River Radio Network and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 13, 2012
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Roby Lakatos at SMF 2010, Credit: Frank Stewart
When the family band Cherryholmes burst onto the scene seemingly out of nowhere during the first few years of the new millennium, they quickly deve...

Bought by WAMU and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 13, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Roby Lakatos at SMF 2010, Credit: Frank Stewart
Tune in to this episode for a 2010 SMF performance by the unmistakable multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Shannon Whitworth.

Bought by WAMU and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 13, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Tune in to this episode to hear one of the most exciting young pianist in jazz, Gerald Clayton, performing with Hareesh Ragovan on bass and Justin ...

Bought by KMUW, KZYX, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 13, 2012
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Tune in for part two of a two-part special featuring the 2010 Savannah Music Festival performance by a piano, guitar and reed trio featuring Dick H...

Bought by KZYX and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 13, 2012
  • Length: 54:14
  • Purchases: 2