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HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPECIALS!
Sale through December 18th!
Visit the store and give the gift of music!

 

Pictured  above is a boxed Seeing Sound, Hearing Color that we will have for sale at the Nyack Holistic Fair on December 21! 

 I have a lot of great options in my store for holiday gifts. A Songbird's Christmas and any of my holiday music arrangements for piano make great stocking stuffers! Seeing Sound, Healing Color with the art-cards and music cd, makes a great gift for those who are into holisitic healing and alternative medicine. Visit my store and browsae around, you will be happy to find some great original gift options that you cannot find anywhere else!

SEEING SOUND, HEARING COLOR
 DECEMBER 21! (See Calendar)

Over the winter and spring, I worked on a project with artist/healer, Sandra Del Cioppio. Seeing Sound, Hearing Color "celebrates the union of art and music with vibrations, the medicine in all of creation." This  multi-dimensional offering consists of a CD of my original compositions, a Digital Download Card to 7 HD audio tracks  and seven -  5x7 postcards of original paintings by Sandra Del Cioppio.  To purchase and 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! I am very excited about this collaboration and I am very excited about the music I created which was inspired by Sandra, her art and her person. Please check it out!  LIke us on facebook!

A SONGBIRD TRIO took flight November 17 and 24

The Songbird Trio comprised of Kathy Knittel, lead vocals, Joanie Bujacich, piano/vocals, and Joe Bilotti, guitar/vocals had a great time performing for warm, receptive audiences at Faith Lutheran Church in Pocono Lake, PA and St. Timothy Lutheran Church ln Wayne, NJ . They performed  songs from Kathy's CD, A Songbird's Christmas, along with some new holdiay songs and non-holiday acoustic favorites. 

In case you missed the news, in 2017, I collaborated with Kathy Knittel on her CD, A Songbird's Christmas . I produced and did all the arrangements. Joe Bilotti also plays on many of the tracks.  We have been getting airplay on various internet radio stations! You can read all about the project and purchase the CD from the merchandise page. It makes a great stocking stuffer!

 

 

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 recieved 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

3 great gigs for Heart Of Gold Band in Septemeber 2019!
September 20, Songs at Sunset, County College Of Morris
A video of the CCM  concert is now  airing on Public TV,
Check your local listings. (Morris County Fios, channel 40)

The concert at CCM Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies featuring Morris County's own Heart of Gold Band, on Friday, September 20, 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, 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: 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!