Joan has been busy writing piano solo music. She will be performing one of her new solo piano pieces at the Madison Library for a special meeeting of MEA composers in April. She also wrote a piece for voice and piano that will be performed that day. Kathy Knittel, who also serves on the Board of the MEA, will be the featured vocal artist on Joan's composition which is the second of three Devotions for voice and piano.
Joan has been busy with her teaching as well. Three of her students did very well in the Eric Steiner Original Composition Competition this spring. All three were entered in the Elementary Category. One came in second and two received Honarable Mentions! They will all perform at Caldwell University in April for the Original Composition Festival!
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 arrnagements. You can read all about the project and purchase the CD from the merchandise page. Joe Bilotti also plays guitar on the CD. The three musicians also perform together in The Heart of Gold Band!
We are happy to announce that we will be performing for the Morristown Summer Concert series on the evening of Tuesday, July 17th. 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
We will be back for the 2018 Festival On The Green on September 30! Details will be posted at a later date.
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 this year were Life on Mars by David Bowie, How Long Has This Been Going On by Ace, These Dreams by Heart and Dreams by The Allman Brothers. 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!