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

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Part two of a two-hour show featuring the Clayton Brothers live at the 2009 Savannah Music Festival.

Bought by WNMU-FM, KMUW, KZYX, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin's recital at the Telfair Academy during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival

Bought by Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John and Jeff Clayton, Credit: Ayano Hisa
In 2009, brothers Jeff and John Clayton brought their band to the Savannah Music Festival to perform and to participate in Swing Central, SMF's ann...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KZYX, KMUW, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Part of the main artery of programming at the Savannah Music Festival, Sensations chamber music has been curated by Daniel Hope for six years. Perf...

Bought by WUFT, WNMU-FM, and WFIU


  • Added: Aug 25, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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A Sensations Chamber music performance of Schubert's String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 by Daniel Hope & friends at the 2009 Savannah Music Festival

Bought by KZYX, Red River Radio Network, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Aug 25, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Bluegrass maven Doyle Lawson & his band Quicksilver during a 2009 Savannah Music Festival original production entitled "Long Time Travelin'," which...

Bought by WMMT, Prairie Public, WAMU, Red River Radio Network, KMXT and more


  • Added: Aug 19, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
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An original production of the Savannah Music Festival, Battle Royale put two rhythm sections on stage (Marcus Roberts Trio and the Clayton Brothers...

Bought by KZYX, Red River Radio Network, WNCU, WNMU-FM, and WSKG


  • Added: Aug 18, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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A summit of keyboard virtuosos including Eddie Palmieri, Henry Butler, Bob Seeley and Aaron Goldberg.

Bought by KMUW, Red River Radio Network, and KZYX


  • Added: Aug 05, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Highlights from an SMF original production called Piano Showdown, including solo performances and duets featuring Aaron Goldberg, Bob Seeley, Eddie...

Bought by Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Aug 05, 2009
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Listen to the talented young newgrass ensemble The Infamous Stringdusters on this episode of SMF Live, featuring selections culled from their two s...

Bought by Prairie Public, WAMU, Prairie Public, Red River Radio Network, KZYX and more


  • Added: Jul 20, 2009
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 6