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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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

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Tune in for part one of a two-part special featuring the 2010 Savannah Music Festival performance by a piano, guitar and reed trio featuring Dick H...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Tune in to this episode for highlights of a 2010 Savannah Music Festival performance by French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, an artist influenced by ...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2012
  • Length: 59:32
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode of the Savannah Music Festival Live features highlights from a specially conceived concert in which the esteemed faculty of our Swing ...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:03
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Tune in for a 2010 Savannah Music Festival performance by one of bluegrass music's most accomplished ensembles, the Del McCoury Band.

Bought by Prairie Public, Prairie Public, WMMT, Prairie Public, WAMU and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
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At the quarter century mark in age, jazz pianist Gerald Clayton has staked a claim in the music by sticking to his mantra that tradition and innova...

Bought by KZYX and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:03
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In this episode, we listen to Sebastian Knauer, Daniel Hope, Philip Dukes, Wu Han, David Finkel, and Josephine Knight perform works by Dvorak, Brit...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode, we listen to Daniel Hope, Philip Dukes, Patrick Messina, and Tim Jones, among others, perform Schubert's Octet in F Major, D 803 f...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
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In this episode, we listen to more great American classics in the second installment of the Bill Charlap Trio, recorded in 2006.

Bought by Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we listen to the 2006 SMF performance of many American classics by pianist Bill Charlap and his trio, along with a few guests.

Bought by WNMU-FM, KMUW, KZYX, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:03
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In this episode, we listen to the music of Felix Mendelssohn performed by the Emerson String Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio from these 2006 SMF re...

Bought by WUFT


  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1