Album Review: BEYOND MEASURES AND TIME by Steve Rivera

Beyond Measures and Time is solo pianist Steve Rivera’s second release. Like his critically acclaimed debut album Dividing the Darkness, it was recorded at the legendary Imaginary Roads Studios and produced by Will Ackerman. The remarkable cover art (concept by Steve Rivera, photography by Scott Shelly, design and layout by Matt Strieby of Newleaf Design) […]

Album Review: CELTIQUE by Doug Hammer

Celtique, Doug Hammer’s twelfth release, tells the story of a fisherman: a day in his life from daybreak to twilight. Inspired by his love of Celtic music as well as places and cultures he has experienced, Doug Hammer has created a masterpiece. Celtique begins and ends with the title track “like an unbroken, sacred circle.” […]

Release Day!

Album release day has come and gone; my holiday project Thankful Heart, Joyful Mind is now available everywhere music is streamed and sold! There are physical CD’s and digital albums and there is sheet music – note by note transcriptions of every arrangement, both individual PDF’s and the complete collection. Click HERE to order! I […]

The results are in!

I’m back from my whirlwind trip to Europe! My colleague and dear friend Yumi and I visited Leipzig, Eisenach, Paris and Prague, paid homage to Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Chopin, and explored castles in the Loire Valley of France. But the highlight of the trip for me, of course, was performing in the beautiful Berlin […]

Album Review: Where Giants Roam the Earth by Milana Zilnik

Milana Zilnik is an extraordinary pianist, composer and singer-songwriter. Milana was born in Ukraine, lived in Israel for many years, and has resided in Canada for the past ten years; this has provided her with rich experiences to draw from in her musical story telling. A performer and recording artist since childhood, she improvises like […]

Thankful Heart, Joyful Mind Pre-Sale Starts TODAY!!!

TODAY is the day that my brand-new holiday album, Thankful Heart, Joyful Mind, is now available for pre-order! You get one track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released (October 19th). The special pre-sale price […]

“Thankful Heart, Joyful Mind” – Holiday Album Pre-Sale starts FRIDAY!

I am excited to announce that my holiday album Thankful Heart, Joyful Mind will be available for pre-sale HERE starting THIS Friday, September 21st! Christmas has always been my favorite holiday so you can imagine what a delight it was to create my very own arrangements of twelve of my all-time favorite Christmas songs. I can hardly wait for […]

Album Review: Voyager by Lisa Swerdlow

California native Lisa Swerdlow was raised in a musical family and began studying classical piano at the age of six. She turned to composing at the age of sixteen and has performed in a variety of situations, including playing piano in a rock band and touring with an all female salsa band. After an extended […]

Album Review: Phoenix by William Ögmundson

William Ögmundson is an award winning and EMMY-nominated composer and lyricist and a classically trained solo pianist. He began performing at the age of five, has played in prestigious halls around the world, and has released six solo piano albums to date. His 2016 release, “Phoenix,” is a musical feast. This unique collection cannot be […]