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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33 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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2 Pieces

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

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4 Pieces

Savannah Music Festival LIVE - Season Seven

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23 Pieces

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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Having always wanted to feature Randy as a bandleader, we asked him to put together a program for trio, which kicked off our 2016 festival at the C...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:03
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Highlights from a 2016 lunchtime concert at the Charles H. Morris Center, the day after Hayes and Cahill performed at the Lucas Theatre for the Art...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:03
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In this episode, we listen to a performance given by banjoists Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, recorded live at the 2014 Savannah Music Festival o...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:03
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In this episode, we listen to pianist Aaron Diehl playing the music of MJQ at the 2013 Savannah Music Festival, alongside Warren Wolf on vibraphon...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we listen to the premiere of new work commissioned by SMF by saxophonist Walter Blanding, Jr. entitled "Tick Tock"

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we listen to selections from a Chris Thile & Mike Marshall concert followed by a Punch Brothers concert, recorded on the same day ...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
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People who love jazz singing seem to always be hoping to discover the next Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan or Ella Fitzgerald. Until very recently, t...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Since 2004, violinist Daniel Hope has served as the Associate Artistic Director for the Savannah Music Festival, where he programs an assortment of...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:02
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In 2014, SMF hosted the US premiere of a piece that we co-commissioned by composer David Bruce. Entitled "The Given Note" (after a poem by Irish po...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Though he is often grouped with Bach and Beethoven as one of the three "B's" of German musical composers, Johannes Brahms spent much of his profess...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:02