What's Happening?

THE NEW MUSIC STORE
Be Sure To Check It Out!

On March 20th, the first day of spring 2021, my New Music store was launched! After months of preparation on my part, my web builder completed the programmjing for this exciting new page. You now can download Sheet Music instantly upon purchase, something that previously could not be done! The same is true for video and audio tracks that are available for purchase, though only one CD offered (Seeing Sound Hearing Color) has audio tracks that can be purchased and downloaded at this time. I have been busy finishing the notation on many of my compositions so that they could be ready to share. I also have been busy making videos to go along with these compositions. Over the last year I have made videos and finished writing and recording Three Devotions for Classical Voice and Piano, The Call  for solo piano from The Anniversary Suite, and In Sonata Style No. 1, in Three Movements. Not too shabby! I also finished recording and releasing two more Christmas songs with vocalist, Kathy Knittel. All this during a pandemic year! I will soon be sharing the other two movements of The Anniversary Suite and a video that will be going along with the music for Seeing Sound Hearing Color. Please visit the store. Be sure to click on a piece of merchandise and go the the next page that gives audio and video samples for that particular item. I hope you enjoy exploring all the different styles of music and formats.

 

SEEING SOUND HEARING COLOR
“Celebrate the union of art and music with vibrations, the medicine in all of creation." 
Add this to your wellness program!

                                                                 

Heart Chakra meditation! You now can download the single track of music for The Heart Chakra from Itunes, Amazon or play from Pandora Radio or Spotify! To download from itunes click Here. To Experience the Heart Chakra meditation from my site click Here

To learn more about this project visit the Store and the the webpage for Seeing Sound Hearing Color! If you are into alternate healing practices, the chakras, meditation, yoga, reiki, energy therapy; you will love this project! 

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A SONGBIRD TRIO, Two New Holiday Releases in 2020, Guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!

Kathy Knittel, Joe and myself were back in the studio along with Phil Butler on bass and Kevin Ellman on drums. Our two new songs are now available online and Pandora Radio and Spotify!  Check them out on Itiunes: My Favorite Things  and Christmas Time Is Here.  

  

My students, a continuous source of inspiration 

I have a very enthusiastic and talented class of students right now. Last  season ended on a high note with seven of my students achieving the highest honor of Outstanding in the MEA Auditions. I also had four students perform at Caldwell University in  April for the Original Composition Festival!  One received Honorable Mention in the Eric Steiner Original Composition Competition, Junior category.  Another student made MEA history by performing an original electronic music composition, using two synthesizers and the software program Ableton.  I am very blessed to have wonderful students of all ages who share such a love of music and piano!

THE HEART OF GOLD BAND

COMING JULY 28th, 2020: GINTY FIELD!
It is happening, the gig is on!

July 28, 2020, GINTY FIELD, MORRISTOWN
Social distancing protocol applies

We are very happy to announce that we will be performing for the Morristown Summer Concert series on the evening of Tuesday, July 28th. This is a free outdoor concert. Bring the whole family, chairs, blankets, food and have some fun with us. The line-up is: Joan Bujacich, Joe Bilotti, Joe Howell and John Hummel. Ginty Field is located at: 50 Woodland Ave.   This is always a fun night. Hope to see you there.

7:00 - 8:30.
Ginty Field # 2
50 Woodland Ave., Morristown



What you may have missed in 2019: The concert at CCM Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies featuring Morris County's own Heart of Gold Band, on Friday, September 20, 2019 was great!  The event took place at the Music Technology Center, Ampitheatre.   The sound provided by Lenny Grasso was the best! The weather was perfect for an early fall evening, the two opening original  bands were great and the turnout was awesome! Thank you for coming and showing your support for the first Songs At Sunset Concert. The CCM crew did a fantastic job putting this together, we are so grateful that you asked us to kick off  your first outdoor evening concert!

SEPTEMBER 29, 2019: Morristown Festival On The Green
10 Year ANNIVERSARY ROCKIN' THE FESTIVAL!
With special guest, Jon Skibic (Afghan Whigs)

Another wonderful year at The Festival On The Green in Morristown.  We once again lucked out with beautiful weather and a great turnout!  Thank you for coming out and  for showing your support and enthusiasm.  It was so much fun!  And having Jon Skibic join us for the first 90 minutes was wild! The dualing guitar work was a real crowd pleaser and so exciting!

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. We woulkd love to do more festivals and summer concerts, so talk us up in your towns if you can!  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!

To book the band contact: Joanie:  joaniebeau@yahoo.com or Joe: J7Bilotti@aol.com

 Visit the Store to purchase the Heart Of Gold CD, $10.00  includes shipping!

 September 28, 2019: HOGB, Quartet version with Victor Ruiz on drums (drummer from Soft Parade)!  American Legion, Whippany, NJ.

This gig turned out to be a blast! It was for a great cause and  the local Whippany people know how to have fun! Victor did a great job playing all of our repertoire which is not an easy task!  and we had special frineds drive in from PA to joing the fun which was really special!

  

 

Video of the Month

The sheet music for Rhapsody in Eb minor, my latest solo piano composition, is now available to purchase from my Store

George Rothman, conductor of Riverside Symphony, NYC, writes:  "Beautiful job, great harmonies, and love the combination of euro-russo and jazz elements that you’ve melded together. Bravo for this and your terrific performance."

You can listen to the music set to fantastical images here or just listen to the audio from Soundcloud.!

Be sure to check out the VIDEO page where you will find all sorts of interesting material posted.

PITCH SLAPPED

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!