Posts by bluejayfrost

Musical Director for Sweeney Todd

»Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Musicals and Theater | 0 comments

Musical Director for Sweeney Todd

January was a blur this year! Fresh off of a trip to Peru over the holidays, my wife and I returned home and jumped straight into tech week for a musical we’d been involved in since November: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, produced by St. Mark’s Players. Tessa was a soprano in the chorus, and I was Musical Director, conductor, and pianist. It was many hours of work, advanced my music education considerably … and was tons of fun! The cast was comprised of 19 people – 9 principals and 10 in the ensemble. The orchestra I assembled varied between 10 and 12 people, depending on the night. We had a string quartet, percussion, French horn, trumpet, flute, clarinet, and English horn, which I thought made a very nice mix with the...

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Casino Night with NAIOP

»Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Jazz Piano, Music Performances | 0 comments

Casino Night with NAIOP

Thanks to the NAIOP for having me and Tessa perform last week! It was a great night of jazz standards, showtunes, and lots of yummy finger food...

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Last Day To Pre-order Piano on 24th!

»Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Albums | 0 comments

Last Day To Pre-order Piano on 24th!

Greetings! I’m happy to share the news that WE REACHED OUR PRESALE GOAL of $2,400 for Piano on 24th – my new CD! Tessa and I send a heartfelt THANK YOU to the 40 supporters who have backed our Kickstarter campaign thus far. Also, today is the last day you can make pre-purchases, so if you’re on the hunt for Christmas gifts we invite you to consider the CD for someone else! You can listen to samples and pre-order until midnight tonight ». We’ll send out the CDs by Dec 14th.   Thank you very much and happy...

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NEW SOLO PIANO CD! Coming December

»Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Albums | 0 comments

NEW SOLO PIANO CD! Coming December

. Announcing a new solo piano album: “Piano on 24th” Piano on 24th is an album of solo piano pieces that starts out with joyful, pure, inspirational compositions and segues into colorful tunes with flares of minor themes, flamenco, and rock piano. It is comprised of songs that I wrote this year and others that date as far back as 12 years. To help get this project to the finish line, Tessa and I put together this Kickstarter campaign which allows you to support us by: pre-purchasing CDs becoming a supporter or producer (with your name listed on CD) contributing any amount! Come To This FountainHarpstringsAndalucia Here’s what’s happened so far this year: 4 studio sessions resulting in 12 recordings and 1 bonus track 10 songs mixed with...

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Organ in Pennsylvania (2 of 2)

»Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Music Performances, Organ | 0 comments

Organ in Pennsylvania (2 of 2)

As I promised Friday, here’s a recording of the postlude I played in Berwyn, PA last month. It is my organ arrangement of John Tesh’s April Song. I really enjoyed holding that last high note for so long over chords – can’t do that on...

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