I kicked off the summer of 2018 playing a great Memorial Day party with Joe Bilotti and friends. We are back at Ginty Field with The Heart Of Gold Band on August 21, a gig we really enjoy! We have been having a wonderful relaxing and productive summer down at the Jersey shore. Things are looking good for the next few months! I will be giving a concert in Danbury Connecticut on September 9th, accompanied by by duo partner and husband, Joe Bilotti. Then we have the Festival On The Green with The Heart Of Gold Band on September 30. Kathy Knittel is stirring up some gigs for the three of us for the holiday season where we will be performing the music from her CD, A Songbird's Christmas. You can get all the details for the upcoming gigs posted below and from the calendar page.
I am gearing up for my students with the full September schedule in the works. The 2017-18 season ended on a high note. All of my students that particpated in the MEA Audition Program achieved high honors and three of my students did very well in the Eric Steiner Original Composition Competition last spring. All three budding composers were entered in the Elementary Category and one came in second and two received Honorable Mentions! They all performed at Caldwell University in April for the Original Composition Festival and did great!
This past Christmas, Kathy Knittel released her new CD, A Songbird's Christmas. Joan collaborated with Kathy on this project. Joan produced and did all the arrangements. You can read all about the project and purchase the CD from the merchandise page. Joe Bilotti also plays guitar on the CD. The trio will be performing this music for the upcoming holiday season. Check back soon for concert dates and book your date soon!
We are happy to announce that we will be performing for the Morristown Summer Concert series on the evening of Tuesday, August 21. This is a free outdoor concert. Bring the whole family, chairs, blankets, food and have some fun with us. Ginty Field is located at: 50 Woodland Ave. We will be featuring artist Gary Oleyar for this show. Joe Bilotti has been playing a fair number of gigs with Gary Oleyar in Dr. Brian Voynick’s Band. Gary plays violin, guitar, mandolin, dobro and banjo. He has played violin with Jim Messina of Loggins and Messina since 1995 and is featured on some of his records. He has also been playing with Kenny Loggins. This is always a fun night. Hope to see you there.
7:00 - 8:30.
Ginty Field # 2
50 Woodland Ave., Morristown
September 9: Joan Bujacich will be giving a concert in Danbury, Connecticut at the Richter House located at 100 Aunt Hack Rd. It is an outdoor concert and it begins at 3:00 P.M. Joan will be accompanied by guitarist/vocalist Joe Bilotti. The duo version of their “The Heart Of Gold Band” brings fresh arrangements to familiar classic rock songs. Admission is free.
We will be back for the 2018 Festival On The Green on September 30. We perform on the main stage which is located on the corner of Dehart and South Streets from 1-5. Bring the whole family! This is a free event with a lot of activities for the entire family!
Last year's concert: The Heart Of Gold Band was back for its 8th year of rockin' the Festival On The Green in Morristown, NJ. It was an unusually hot day on September 24, 2018, climbing into the high 90's, but the audience stood strong in spite of the heat and inspired the band with their enthusiasm and great vibe. The Heart Of Gold Band has become a favorite feature for the festival which attracts thousands of people from around North Jersey. Even the Morris County premier newspaper, The Record agrees!
Some of the new songs added to the repertoire for this year are Life on Mars by David Bowie, Tiny Dancer by Elton John, and refreshing arrangements of Eleanor Rigby and Help by The Beatles. Do You Feel Like I Do, Long Distance Run Around, Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys and Kashmir continue to be crowd favorites.
Asking the band back year after year for this prestigious festival is a testament to the band's ability of pleasing a large, broad base audience. They are a great choice for a Summer Music Concert series and Festivals of all kinds. They also play private and corporate parties and everything in between.
Check out the Band's Webpage and EPK (Electronic Press Kit). The Press Package includes short bios on all the talented members, a song list, press, links to videos and other information that you might find interesting!
Visit the Store to purchase the Heart Of Gold CD, $10.00 includes shipping!
A blast from the past....
Written and performed by Joan Bujacich - Cami Hall, NYC.
Joan Bujacich performed 3 of her original piano compositions as part of a concert series put together by "Eclectix" at Cami Hall, NYC. This selection was played first followed by "Big Sky - Riding The Pioneer".and "Fantasy To Toad Hall".
Be sure to check out the VIDEO page where you will find all sorts of interesting material posted.
Joan helped organize the judges for the Lifetime TV series Pitch Slapped, a reality show that featured NJ High School a cappella groups. One of the coaches for the show was Deke Sharon, music director for the Pitch Perfect films! Joan is pictured here judging with Joe Bilotti and Diane Hessinger. She ended up judging on three episodes and actually got to present the trophy's and speak on camera as well! What fun!