Ann Sweeten’s Where Butterflies Dance

“There is no greater compliment I can give any musician than to say they have their own artistic voice: they are uniquely themselves and bring something utterly their own to the world. Ann Sweeten is one of those rare musicians. This is Ann’s 12th album and it is without question her most ambitious and her most successful. The grace one associates with Ann’s performance has been matched by what I believe are the best melodies of her career………… Butterflies Dance - cd by ann sweetenAt a time when many artists might choose to coast on their notoriety, Ann has raised the bar considerably and we, the listeners, are the beneficiaries of her ambition and skill. Really brilliant.” Will Ackerman

ZMR Announces 2015 Winners

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Jeff Oster: Next (cd cover)“Next”
artist: Jeff Oster

BEST PIANO ALBUM W/ INSTRUMENTATION

Kathryn Kaye Patterns of Sun and Shade CD cover“Patterns of Sun and Shade”
artist:  Kathryn Kaye

BEST CHILL/GROOVE ALBUM

Jeff Oster: Next (cd cover)“Next”
artist:  Jeff Oster

Alexi Musnitsky’s Zia

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“There are few things more enjoyable as a music producer than to encounter a significant new talent and there is something additionally marvelous about discovering this in a young person who you believe to be on the cusp of great things….such is the case with Alexi.”
Will Ackerman

Todd Mosby: On Eagle Mountain

Todd Mosby: On Eagle Mountain“Todd Mosby incorporates more influences into his composition and performance on guitar than anyone I’ve ever worked with and he doesn’t just dabble in those influences; he masters them.”

Will Ackerman


“Todd Mosby is the real deal, his music is staggeringly beautiful.”
Michael Diamond, Music & Media Focus


Lynn Yew Evers’ new cd: Elysian

Lynn Yew Evers  cd cover: Elysian“..Her gentle piano melodies, accompanied by a host of world-class musicians, caress and soothe the listener into a peaceful and relaxed state.  ….Lynn’s heartfelt playing and compositions are as emotionally evocative as they are elegantly understated, providing a collection of songs that can be enjoyed over and over again.”      Michael Diamond

http://lynnyewevers.com/

Elysian was released 3/18/16 and is available on Amazon.

Zone Music Reporter has announced the 2015 Nominees

Will and Tom are pleased to announce that CDs produced and recorded at Imaginary Road Studios have been nominated in 8 categories -

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE MUSICIANS

Album of the Year
Jeff Oster/NEXT

Best Chill/Groove Album
Jeff Oster/Next

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Neil Tatar/Learning to Fly

Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic
David Lindsay/Nightbound

Best New Artist
Angelo Rapan/Songs of Leaving

Best Piano Album – Solo
Kori Linae Carothers/Fire In The Rainstorm

Best Piano Album with Instrumentation
Heidi Anne Breyer/Letters from Far Away

Best Piano Album with Instrumentation
Kathryn Kaye/Patterns of Sun and Shade

Best Piano Album with Instrumentation
Angelo Rapan/Songs of Leaving

Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concerts December 2016

Last December I had the great pleasure of performing as part of a Windham Hill concert. It felt pretty amazing to be again part of something I began 40 years ago !
My cousin Alex de Grassi and pianist, violinist and vocalist Barbara Higbie were the other Windham Hill artists who performed with me and it was wonderful and magical and we all enjoyed it so much that we’ve decided to tour again in December of 2016.

In addition to these Windham Hill artists, Todd Boston whose CD TOUCHED BY THE SUN Tom Eaton and I produced a few years ago, will be playing duets with me and doing a few of his own brilliant pieces. We’ll be playing in Carmel, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, the Marin Civic Center, and Folsom Lake College in Folsom, CA. We hope to also be in the Northwest, Washington and Oregon, but these dates are not yet set.

I hope to see you at one of these shows !

All the best from Windham County, Vermont,

Will

Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concerts December 2016
with Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Alex DeGrassi

  • Dec 17, Carmel, CA. Sunset Performing Arts Center,
    Windham Hill Winter Solstice with Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Alex DeGrassi
  • Dec 19, Santa Barbara, CA. Lobero Theater
  • Dec 21, 2016 Marin Civic Center
  • Dec 22, 2016 Folsom Lake College Performing Arts Center