Savannah Music Festival LIVE

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Savannah Music Festival LIVE weekly radio show produced for Georgia Public Radio, featuring highlights from the last six years of the Savannah Music Festival. Hosted and written by Executive & Artistic Director Rob Gibson, SMF LIVE radio includes 59-minute episodes utilizing the archives of the Savannah Music Festival. Program examples include "Brazilian Duets" with Mike Marshall, Hamilton de Holanda, Toots Thielemans, Gabriel Grossi and Daniel Santiago, "Piano Showdown" with Hank Jones, Eric Reed, Marcus Roberts and Carl "Sonny" Leyland, "Mendelssohn at 200" with Sebastian Knauer, and live edited concert performances featuring Mariza, the Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, Marcus Roberts Trio and Sensations chamber music with Daniel Hope.

The show is produced by Ryan McMaken using concert recordings engineered by Kevin Rose of Elevated Basement Studio, Brian Peters of Tech Valley Audio and Rich Mays of Sonare Recordings.

The Savannah Music Festival is Georgia's largest musical arts festival and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world, presenting premieres, one-time only productions and unique collaborations by world-class artists in jazz, classical, blues, bluegrass, gospel and various other styles of American and international roots music. SMF was recently picked by the London Times as one of the "best events around the world."

Series

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13 Pieces

A series of performance highlights from the 2012 Savannah Music Festival, including chamber music with Daniel Hope & Friends, IIIrd Tyme Out, Ruthie Foster, Mike Marshall & Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile solo, Paco de Lucia and many more.

Caption: Ballake Sissoko, Credit: Frank Stewart
14 Pieces

Shows culled from the archives of the 2011 Savannah Music Festival, including Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal, Stile Antico, Daniel Hope & Friends, Nikolai Lugansky, Junior Brown and many more.

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5 Pieces

Season nine features live concert recordings from the 2015 and 2016 festival seasons.

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Savannah Music Festival LIVE - Season Seven

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1 Piece

The sixth season of Savannah Music Festival LIVE radio features a wide variety of performances, all captured at the 2013 Savannah Music Festival.

Caption: Roby Lakatos at SMF 2010, Credit: Frank Stewart
43 Pieces

The third season of Savannah Music Festival LIVE features concert recordings from the critically-acclaimed 2010 festival.

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51 Pieces

Beginning shortly after the 2009 Savannah Music Festival, the second series of SMF Live public radio features concert performances by the Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, Mariza, Sebastian Knauer, Marcus Roberts, Daniel Hope and friends, and many others.


Pieces


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 4
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Excerpts from a 2016 performance at the Charles H. Morris Center

Bought by WUFT and WNMU-FM


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 2
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A performance given at the 2016 Savannah Music Festival in the North Garden Assembly Room at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.

Bought by WUFT, WNMU-FM, and Prairie Public


  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Having always wanted to feature Randy as a bandleader, we asked him to put together a program for trio, which kicked off our 2016 festival at the C...

Bought by WUFT and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Highlights from a 2016 lunchtime concert at the Charles H. Morris Center, the day after Hayes and Cahill performed at the Lucas Theatre for the Art...

Bought by WUFT


  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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In anticipation of SMF's 25th Anniversary Season, we produced a special radio program featuring Associate Artistic Director Daniel Hope as host.

Bought by WDPR


  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On paper, it wouldn't appear that the mixture of a traditional New Orleans jazz group and a classic bluegrass band on the same stage would make for...

Bought by WNMU-FM, Prairie Public, 'The Sea', and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 4
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In 1998, when Bela Fleck formed his renowned ensemble the Flecktones, he never dreamed the group would still be performing almost 25 years later.

Bought by WNMU-FM, RadioFreePalmer, Red River Radio Network, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 4
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Nearly a quarter of a century ago, banjo master Bela Fleck formed a band that drew on bluegrass, jazz, blues and rock, combining the talents of fou...

Bought by WNMU-FM, RadioFreePalmer, Prairie Public, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 4
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Struggling with illness and deafness in the final years of his life, Beethoven rose above them to create some of his most profound works. The emoti...

Bought by 'The Sea'


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1