An Evening with Suzanne
November 7th, 2006, 8:00 PM
Merkin Concert Hall (Kaufman Center)
West 67th Street
(between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave) New York City
pianist and recording artist,
Suzanne Ciani, will perform
with featured guest flautist
Matt Eakle (Dave Grisman
Quintet) in a New York
City appearance at Merkin Concert Hall.
Ciani's most recent CD, Silver
Ship, won this year's Indie
Award for Best New Age
Ciani is best loved
for her 15 albums
of original music
which feature her
performances in a
broad array of expressions:
solo piano, piano
and piano with jazz ensemble. No matter the medium, Ciani's music communicates
the special intimacy, passion, and sensitivity that has become her trademark
and prompted fans to buy over a million of her albums.
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Happy spring everyone and happy fall to those of you below the
Wehave some great news to share.
Ciani LIVE Television Appearance on QVC
Monday, April 3rd
For the first time in her music career, Suzanne will be featured
on a popular shopping cable TV channel. During her 10-minute
appearance, Suzanne will talk about her artistic inspirations
and reveal the personal origins ofher music. She will be
playing solo piano and performing selections from two CD's:
Suzanne Ciani and the Wave: Live! and the new award-winning
album, Silver Ship.
offer a two-CD value-priced package, so don't miss this opportunity
to pick up new or extra copies for Mother's Day.
Other recording artists such as John Tesh and Tim Janis found
their success performing live on QVC.
Help Suzanne make her first appearance on QVC a success.
Call in, place an order, and share this wonderful experience
directly with her on Monday, April 3rd.
If you have a high-broadband Internet connection and Widows Media
Player plug-in, QVC offers a live video stream broadcast from
their web site, www.qvc.com.
SHIP at BORDERS Books and Music
During the month of March 2006, you may visit a Borders store
in the US to listen to Suzanne's award-winning album Silver
Ship before you buy it. Borders offers this simple concept
at their larger stores nationwide.
For a Borders store
near you go to
Silver Ship may also be purchased from Suzanne's Online Store
For those of you
who didn't receive the Borders store e-mail announcement,
you may visit http://www.sevwave.com/0306borders.html
in Concert -
May 3, 2006
Suzanne will be performing a piano solo concert at the historic
142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA on Wednesday,
May 3rd, 2006.
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students. You may order
your tickets online from the link listed below. http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=sfbay&query=detail&event=660548
Techies Take Note
Suzanne's success with her new album has brought the “Diva
of the Diode” back into the technical spotlight of
the Internet. Suzanne has appeared on legendary electronic
music manufacture's websites such as Roland and Moog Music,
Inc. Read the following stories about the instruments she
used during the production of Silver Ship.
The Roland Fantom-X Rack Synthesizer
The Universal UAD-1 Powered Plug-Ins
http://uaudio.com and click on the WebZine button. Suzanne
will be the featured artist in the April issue of Universal
Audio online magazine.
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SUZANNE CIANI Silver Ship
WINS BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
5th Annual Independent Music Awards®
are pleased to announce that
Suzanne Ciani's new release, Silver Ship, has WON Best New Age
Album in the 5th Annual Independent
Winners are selected from thousands of submissions from around the world, representing
the growing presence of the independent music community. The IMA awards give
heightened visibility to artists who work without the benefit of the marketing
power of major labels.
Suzanne Ciani chose to become independent in 1994, after many years signed to
a major label, BMG, now Sony/BMG. Five of her masters are still owned by this
major label. By choosing to become independent and start her own record label,
Seventh Wave, Ciani is able to maintain ownership of her recordings.
“It is a great honor to win this award,” says Ciani. “I have
been nominated 5 times for a Grammy in the past, but the distance between
independents and majors has been growing and it is more and more difficult
to amass the
votes for a Grammy without the voting blocks that major labels have.”
Established in 1999 by Music Resource Group, the Independent Music Awards continues
to highlight the best music and graphic designs produced by and for Indie artists.
This year’s judging panelists included such distinguished artists
and industry professionals as Norah Jones, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Perry,
Wyman, and George
All winners can be viewed and heard at www.MusiciansAtlas.com.
A music web site in Spain mentions about Suzanne's achievement.
CLICK HERE to
buy Suzanne's Silver Ship today.
check out these reviews!
Ship allows us to take a
new course to a familiar and yet, all too elusive destination
of beauty and passion."
Rating: Excellent -
by RJ Lannan on 9/29/2005
been at the top of her craft since Velocity of Love in 1984. The crystalline
Silver Ship floats there, too."
Loftus, All Music Guide - ALLMUSIC.COM
Ship earns my highest recommendation and is unquestionably one of the best
recordings that will be released this year."
Binkelman - Wind and Wire REVIEW
"Silver Ship gets
a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, without another moments' thought!"
Issue # 75, October, 2005
Ship: the worst thing you can say about a Ciani record is that it’s good,
and this is way better than good.
SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher -
Midwest Music Recap
Fall Tour Highlights
Suzanne performed several concerts in Madrid and Barcelona,
Spain from November 14th through the 19th. The concerts were very
well attended. There
was a fan who came
from South Africa. Here's a photo of Suzanne with Promoter Enrique
Santamaria of Anima Music
and Michel Huygen of
Neuronium Records after
a concert in Madrid..Click the photo for a larger view.
Francisco M. López Herrero of Spain reported to us that
Suzanne's music was
on the"La Otra Orilla
view the playlist at: http://www.newagereporter.com/playlist/viewplaylist.asp?pid=3054
took a break from her
tour to perform a special
piano solo concert at
the Basilica di Santa
Cecilia in Trastevere,
Italy. Click on the photo
for a closer view.
was AWESOME. And did you
know that St. Cecilia is
the patron saint of musicians?
It was very special indeed
to be able to perform there.
They do not allow any "commercial" concerts
and as this was a high profle
benefit, with the ambassador
from Pakistan and many
other notables, we were allowed.
Very very special. - Suzanne
A Rome News web site posted
a story about Suzanne's special
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AN ALL-NEW RELEASE
by five-time Grammy® nominee
Ciani fans have waited 5 years for this all-new release. 10 original compositions to enchant and move you. A synthesis of both Cianis classical acoustic and electronic roots, Silver Ship represents her ultimate maturity as an artist.
Performers include members of Cianis group, The Wave, as seen on PBS: Paul McCandless (of Oregon and Bela Fleck) on reeds, flautist Matt Eakle (of the Dave Grisman Quintet), Teja Bell on guitars, and fretless bassist extraordinaire, Michael Manring.
Come aboard Cianis Silver Ship and let Suzanne take you to the mystical places of her imagination, where emotions run as high and deep as the seas.
Enjoy the virtuosity of Paul McCandless on the rhythmic "Wine Dark Sea," the exhilarating "Open Seas," the deep sadness of "Sargasso Sea," the grandeur of "Eclipse," the poignancy of "For Lise," the joy of "Capri," the Italian passion of "Stromboli," the sonic charm of "Snow Crystals" and the ultimate serenity of the "Silver Ship" lullaby. An audiophile CD, recorded at 192Khz/24bit resolution - the highest possible quality.
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Go Gently Media Project captures Global Spotlight
CD Baby features A Very Green Christmas album
CD Baby is one of the best online store websites that features a large selection of albums done by independent artists. When Derek Sivers, President of CD Baby listened to Suzannes A Very Green Christmas album, Derek made the following statement:
I love your "A Very Green Christmas" CD so much, I'm going to feature it on the FRONT PAGE of CD Baby for a few days. We're REALLY picky about what goes on the front page. We get about 75 new albums a DAY coming in here now, (about 30,000 total), and yours is one of the best I've ever heard.
Derek also posted the following review on the CD Baby website:
If new age is among your favorite genres, here is the perfect seasonal album, compiling music from world renownded artists such as Suzanne Ciani, Michael Manring, Paul McCandless, Alex de Grassi, Georgia Kelly, Matt Eakle, James Asher, Spencer Brewer, Ira Stein and more. Painting soft backdrops and relaxing atmospheres, this album brings you a gentle, grounded Christmas experience. A definite must for any new age fan.
Be sure you visit http://cdbaby.com/cd/afe.
Think Suzannes Website, Think Simple Song.
To make a wonderful website very successful, you need to create a web address name that everyone could remember.
The Webmaster of Seventh Wave
As most of you know, Simple Song was a name of a nice composition that appeared on Suzannes Hotel Luna album many years ago. Today, Simple Song is also another unique way to access her website.
Not only you could visit Suzannes website by typing sevwave.com, suzanneciani.com, or seventhwave.tv, you may now type simplesong.com.
Our webmaster, Larry does have many special talents. One of them is creating presentations that require sound and image synchronization. His most difficult project occurred last summer. Larry lost his father to congestive heart failure. Instead of doing a collage of photographs on a sheet of poster board, he wanted to remember his father by creating a unique emotional multimedia tribute.
The tribute not only feature photographs of Larrys father that dates back to the early twenties, but it also features Suzannes beloved song, Go Gently.
You may read the behind the scenes account as well as viewing the presentation at: http://homepage.mac.com/klugpro/klugpro/klugvr/go_gently.html
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Suzanne's NEW Album
is NOW AVAILABLE
5-time Grammy nominee, composer/pianist Suzanne Ciani is the
quintessential romantic and here she takes you to an inner
world of beauty, peace and passion that both transports and
heals in this classically-inspired contemporary collection.
few composer/performers who are innovative in both hi-tech and
acoustic expressions, and Ciani is one of these
few. In her new album, Pure Romance, the famed “Diva
of the Diode,” shows her “unplugged” artistry
in this stunning collection of her most romantic compositions. Pure
Romance is now available at the Seventh
Wave Online Shoppe and at Borders and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
Composed Score for NEW Mother Teresa Feature-length Documentary,
Mother Teresa:The Legacy
Article written by Suzanne Ciani
I have had the honor of composing the score for two feature-length
documentary films about Mother Teresa of Calcutta. On the occasion
of her beatification in Rome this October, there will be a premiere
presentation of the new film, Mother Teresa: The Legacy, by Ann
and Jeanette Petrie, in the Vatican.
The movie documents
the passing of Mother, her funeral, and communicates her teachings,
by Mother herself, for posterity.
The first film by the Petrie sisters was the award-winning
Mother Teresa, released in 1988, the main theme song of
which was included
in my Grammy-nominated Neverland album of that same year.
There is also a piano version of the song on Pianissimo
I remember meeting Mother in New York City: she was full
of energy, very bright, warm and quick-witted. She
said, "Use your gift
for God." And so I am honored to have had the privilege
of finding musical inspiration in this profound human
A Footnote - The beatification of a Roman Catholic nun,
Mother Teresa will happen on October 19th in Vatican City.
in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa died Sept. 5, 1997,
in India, where she spent most of her life caring for
poor in Calcutta's slums.
Solo Piano Concert in Mexico
November 15, 2003
Suzanne will perform a piano solo concert on November 15th,
2003, in Aguascalientes, Mexico at the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
We have heard Suzanne's music performed on various keyboard and string
instruments. But did you ever hear Suzanne's music performed by
a handbell choir?
Kath Wissinger composes for and directs youth handbells at Massanutten
Presbyterian Church in Penn Laird, Virginia, USA. Her advanced
teen bell choir, "Touch of Jesus," premiered two of her
arrangements of Suzanne Ciani pieces, "Timeless" and "La
Mer," the latter with flute solo. Both pieces are played by
13 ringers on 5 octaves of Malmark handbells and Malmark ChoirChimes.
Both of Suzanne's songs are featured on a CD recorded in 2001 called, "Ring
Around the Moon."
" La Mer" handbell scores
are available from Above the Line publishing. The master packet
includes the 5 octave (Level 4/5) handbell score, the optional
flute solo, and an optional Level 1 Choir II score for 1-5 oct.
of chimes or bells. Hear a sample of La Mar at http://www.anet.net/users/rima/web/mp3/La_Mer_arr_Kathleen_Wissinger.mp3.
For more information regarding purchasing the CD, you may contact
Kath Wissinger viea e-mail at Longwalk3@aol.com.
In Her Own Words
By Suzanne Ciani
I was interviewed for a book called Analog Days: The Invention
and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer, written by Trevor Pinch and
Trocco and published by Harvard University Press. It is a wonderful
book that really vaptures the excitement of the early days of electronic
music.To learn more about this publication, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/features/pinana/
I was also interviewed
for another book called Electronic Music Pioneers by Ben Kettlewell.
A photo of me playing my Buchla is on the front cover, but no
credit was listed. Electronic Music Pioneers gives comprehensive
insight into the historical context of the explorers of electronic
music to show how the music and the instruments evolved to open
up new, exciting horizons of music creation, inspiring generations
to come. It was published in 2002 and contains 286 pages. You
about this book at
In a nod to my old days on Madison Avenue, I created a newcorporate logo for Verizon this year. The logo is about 3
seconds long and
accompanies the visual logo of Verizon and can be seen ubiquitously
on their television ads. Can you hear me now? Click
here to find out.
The sea has always been an inspiration to me, from my first
album, Seven Waves, onward. And now I've decided to get to
know it from
another perspective: I've taken up sailing and am now certified
to handle up to a 34-foot boat. Let's see what inspiration
Right off, I notice how three-dimensional sailing is, with
winds and currents and tides all dancing in the mix. It is
metaphor for life.
A Big Wave of Thanks
During the month of March 2003, Suzanne's web site and online store
was experiencing problems with its previous web host, In April
of 2003, Suzanne and her staff of Seventh Wave decided to move
her web site and online store to a new web host called MacDock.
Ciani fans will have
a safe online shopping experience because MacDock uses Apple
Macintosh servers. They are less likely to
get viruses (like Blaster and SoBig) compared to other companies
that use Windows-based servers. We would like to thank Mike
Yrabedra of MacDock for helping our webmaster get Suzanne's
web site and online store up and running. For more information
regarding MacDock web hosting services, go to http://www.macdock.com.
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Suzanne will be featured on "Echoes" Radio Broadcast
Suzanne will be featured on the Living Room Concert Series called "Echoes" produced by John Diliberto for National Public Radio and broadcast on 170 stations across the country. John will come to her studio and record both an interview and performances of several solo piano pieces. You may visit their website at http://www.echoes.org.
Ciani Honored With MacDirectory Ten Award
The MacDirectory Ten showcases the individuals and companies that best embody thespirit of the Mac community in any given year. These top ten are chosen by the publication's staff and readers of MacDirectory magazine (http://www.macdirectory.com).
Past winners include Macromedia CEO Rob Burgess, Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen, and Apple II creator Steve Wozniak. This year, the innovative composer/recording artist, Suzanne Ciani, was voted one of the ten.
As most of you know, Suzanne uses Macintosh Computers for music recording and artwork. Her web site was restored with Macintosh.
Suzanne Ciani and the Wave, LIVE! Video NOW Available
If you missed Suzanne's LIVE PBS broadcast, don't be sad. Her video is now available at SWOS for $19.99. Spend an enchanting evening with Suzanne Ciani and her instrumental supergroup, The Wave. Not only will you spend some time with Suzanne on stage, you'll also get to share some behind-the-scenes insight of her music at her seaside home studio.
Recent broadcasts of the Suzanne Ciani and the Wave: Live! video have included:
KCSM in San Mateo, KQED in San Francisco, WGBH in Boston, WKMJ in Lexington, Kentucky, KET in Frankfort, Kentucky, and WPBT in Miami. And more to come!!
Visit Suzanne's Online Store and make a date with Suzanne Ciani and the Wave: LIVE! Video for $19.99. Quantities are limited. While you're over there, you can also buy the companion CD, Suzanne Ciani and the Wave: LIVE!
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SUZANNE CIANI AND THE WAVE:LIVE! ON KCSM
SAN FRANCISCO -- September 18, 2001 --
KCSM-TV PROUDLY PRESENTS SUZANNE CIANI AND THE WAVE: LIVE! IN HER FIRST TELEVISED BAY AREA PBS PERFORMANCE.
THE SHOW WILL AIR ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 8PM, TUESDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 24TH AT MIDNIGHT, AND ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH AT 11PM.
Recorded in San Francisco at the historic Herbst Theatre, this concert video commemorates Suzannes first live recording and features her on piano and keyboards accompanied by a stellar group of the Bay Areas finest musicians, for which she arranged some of her most memorable compositions.
A five-time Grammy nominee, Suzanne is a composer, recording artist and pioneer in the field of electronic music. She is best loved for her eleven albums of original music which feature her performances in a broad array of expressions: pure electronic, solo piano, piano with orchestra, and piano with jazz ensemble. Her classically-inspired music, renowned for its romantic, healing, and aesthetic qualities, has found an international audience and has sold over a million copies.
Cianis hand-picked ensemble, The Wave, features Grammy-winner Paul McCandless on woodwinds. A founding member of the legendary jazz group Oregon, Paul is universally regarded as the finest improvisational oboe player in the world.
Michael Manring is featured on bass and, along with Paul, was a solo recording artist on Windham Hill Jazz. Matt Eakle of the David Grisman Quintet plays flutes and brings his consumate classical sensitivity and jazz energy to the music.
Other well-known Bay Area musicians include Teja Bell on guitar, Jeremy Cohen on violin and Doug Harmon on cello. Kalani, best known as the feature percussion player on Yannis Live at the Acropolis special, hails from Los Angeles.
Ciani is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Masters in Music Composition from the University of California at Berkeley. Her New York-based commercial production company, Ciani-Musica, Inc. was the leader in the field of sound design and TV spot scoring in the 80s, creating award-winning music for Fortune 500 clients, including Coca-Cola, AT&T, General Electric, and Merrill Lynch. Her feature film scores include The Incredible Shrinking Woman and Mother Teresa.
Ciani will release her twelfth CD, Pianissimo III in November, 2001.
For more info, see www.KCSM.org or call KCSM at (650) 524-6927.
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SUZANNE CIANI'S TURNING
NOMINATED FOR BEST NEW AGE ALBUM GRAMMY¨
SAN FRANCISCO -- January 5, 2000 -- TURNING, the most recent release from Bay Area composer and recording artist Suzanne Ciani, was nominated today for the Best New Age Album Grammy¨ of 1999 by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. It is Cianiâs fifth such nomination, having previously enjoyed nominations for her albums Pianissimo II (1997), Dream Suite (1995), Hotel Luna (1991) and Neverland (1988). Turning, which includes 12 new compositions, features Cianiâs signature piano playing wrapped in the instrumentation of The Wave ensemble. The title song is sung by Asian superstar Chyi-yu.
"'I'm very honored to be chosen by the Academy," said Ciani. "For independent record producers such as myself, achieving a nomination in todayâs highly competitive music environment is particularly gratifying. Much of this album grew out of my experiences touring with The Wave in Asia and Spain, and I am indebted to the brilliant musicanship of this group: Paul McCandless (oboe), Michael Manring (bass), Matt Eackle (flute), and Teja Bell (guitar)."
Ciani began her independent label, Seventh Wave Productions, a little over five years ago with her husband, entertainment attorney Joe Anderson. She says, "After a bout with breast cancer, I decided to leave New York, leave my lucrative sound design company, leave BMG, and go for my dream. It has worked out even better than I dreamed, and this nomination is a wonderful validation of that decision."
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SUZANNE CIANI TO BE FIRST WORLD-WIDE LIVE CONCERT VIDEO
DELIVERED VIA THE INTERNET
SAN FRANCISCO: June 10, 1999 -- Clickmovie.com, the worldâs first full screen full motion video-on-demand service, will exclusively deliver the hour long concert video Suzanne Ciani and The Wave:ÊLIVE! to consumers worldwide via the Internet. Anyone with a connection to the Internet and a television will be able to receive Suzanneâs acclaimed concert video from the www.clickmovie.com site as a demonstration of the power of the site and its ability in the near future to deliver tens of thousands of movies and other programs to Internet users the world over. Download time is dependent on modem and connection speed as well as on computer power. Individuals with DSL or other broadband connections will be able to view the video fairly quickly, whereas slower modems may require overnight.
Ciani has long been at the forefront of technology in music, so it is no surprise that her work is the first to be delivered in this fashion. Cianiâs fans have been able to see snippets of video and hear her music at her www.suzanneciani.com website for years, but this partnership with Clickmovie.com is the first opportunity for anyone to receive full screen full motion broadcast quality video via the Internet. ãI couldnât be more excited to be chosen for this historic broadcast, and I look forward to all the opportunities the Internet will bring to communicate my music in new and exciting ways.ä
In addition to the July Internet release of the Suzanne Ciani and The Wave:ÊLIVE! video, Cianiâs eleventh album, Turning, will be in stores September 14, 1999. It is an all new studio album of all new compositions composed and recorded in her new Northern California studio. Ciani is spending the summer in France and Italy, always a sure sign that new compositions are not long away.
SUZANNE CIANI TO RELEASE
FIRST ALL NEW STUDIO ALBUM SINCE 1995
SAN FRANCISCO: August 1, 1999 -- On September 14, 1999, Suzanne Ciani will release her eleventh album on her own Seventh Wave label, via Allegro Corporation. The new album, entitled Turning, is Ciani's first all-new studio album of all-new compositions since 1995's Grammy¨ nominated Dream Suite. A four time Grammy¨ nominee, Ciani is coming off a particularly successful run, following up Dream Suite with a Grammy¨ nominated solo piano album in 1997, Pianissimo II, and 1998's Suzanne Ciani and The Wave: LIVE!, which was nominated for an "Indie" award. Turning was recorded in Ciani's own Ocean Avenue Studio.
Turning marks the continuation of Cianiâs collaboration with members of her all-star band "The Wave," including such instrumental luminaries as Paul McCandless of Oregon and the Bela Fleck band, Matt Eakle of The David Grisman Quartet, bass legend Michael Manring, and guitarist Teja Bell. She is also joined by master violinist Steve Kindler and cellist Joe Hanbspbert. The album marks a departure from her traditional work as well, however, as the title track of the album is the first Ciani tune based around lyrics and vocals.
Last year while touring Asia, Ciani met Taiwanese pop superstar (and frequent L.A. resident) Chyi-Yu, whose ethereal vocal style suddenly clicked with Cianiâs romantic sense of melody. Within days Ciani had penned her first lyrics, a haunting reflection on the stages, twists, and turns of relationships. With Chyi-Yu's expression of both pain and hopefulness, "Turning" is undoubtedly Ciani's most radio friendly track since "The Velocity of Love." Turning promises to be popular with long-time Ciani fans as well as those new to her music.
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SUZANNE CIANI AND THE WAVE: LIVE!
NOMINATED FOR "INDIE" AWARD
San Francisco -- March 17, 1998
Following up on back-to-back Grammy nominations for Pianissimo II and Dream Suite, four time Grammy-nominated pianist Suzanne Ciani's newest release, SUZANNE CIANI AND THE WAVE: LIVE!, was recently nominated for an Association for Independent Music (AFIM, formerly NAIRD) "Indie" Award as the Best New Age Album of 1997. AFIM is the largest American trade organization of independently distributed record companies (those companies not distributed by one of the six "Majors": Sony, BMG, EMI, Polygram, MCA, and WEA). This is Ciani's first "Indie" nomination. No independently distributed New Age albums were nominated for Grammys this year, and last year, Ciani's Pianissimo II was the only independent nominee.
The Wave was specially formed by Ciani last year for purposes of recording and releasing her first ever live recording, and it constitutes a veritable supergroup of instrumental musicians. Featured players include Grammy- winning woodwind player Paul McCandless (a founding member of the seminal jazz group Oregon), Windham Hill solo artist Michael Manring on bass, Teja Bell on guitars, Kalani on percussion, Matt Eakle on flute, Jeremy Cohen on violin, and Doug Harman on cello. The concert was also filmed for television and has recently begun airing in select markets around the country on PBS.
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