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."

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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.


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In this episode, we listen to Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Howard Alden, and Wycliffe Gordon, among others, performing some of the classics tha...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2010
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 11
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In this episode, we listen to more swingin' standards performed by Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Wycliffe Gordon, and the Marcus Roberts trio, am...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2010
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 6
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In this episode we listen to them perform works by Schumann, Debussy, and Shostakovich.

Bought by KMUN, KZYX, and WFIU


  • Added: Aug 04, 2010
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 3
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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 at the Savannah Mus...

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


  • Added: Aug 04, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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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 Red River Radio Network and KZYX


  • Added: Aug 04, 2010
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episode, we listen to the music of Mozart and Shostakovich performed by Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Dutton, and David Finckel i...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we listen to more virtuosic mandolin playing in the second installment of Mando Madness.

Bought by Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jul 29, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we listen to David Grisman, Don Stiernberg, Sam Bush, Tony Williamson, and Mike Marshall performing in a one-of-a-kind mandolin su...

Bought by WEKU, Prairie Public, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jul 29, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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In this episode, we listen to works written by Mozart, Claude Debussy, and Prokofiev played by recitalists Garrick Ohlsson, Richard Goode, and Kris...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we listen to the Hamilton de Holanda Quintet performing at the 2008 Savannah Music Festival.

Bought by KMUW and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jul 29, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2