Recording piano for Simone Dinnerstein

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It was a pleasure having the lovely Simone Dinnerstein in the studio last week recording piano for Peg + Cat, the latest hit children's show on PBS KIDS. The American classical pianist began making big waves back in 2007, when she was praised critically and commercially for her self-financed recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations. In its first week of commercial release, the recording was at number one on the Billboard classical music charts. 

In 2009 Simone Dinnerstein founded Neighborhood Classics, a concert series open to the public and hosted by New York City public schools. The series features musicians Dinnerstein has met throughout her career, and raises funds for schools.

In 2010 Dinnerstein signed with Sony Classical, and in January 2011 she released her first album on the label entitled Bach: A Strange Beauty. It was at number one on the Billboard Traditional Classical Charts in its first week of release. Most recently in 2015, Sony released a recording featuring Simone Dinnerstein as soloist, entitled Broadway-Lafayette

Contemporary mix for Vadim Petrov

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Dubway has recently been tasked with doing a contemporary mix of one of renowned composer Vadim Petrov's pieces. He is a pianist and Czech composer of classical and popular music.

Vadim Petrov has composed over 1300 works over the span of his career, concentrating his production mainly in theatre, film, radio, and television music. In the 1960's he founded the People's Conservatory (now Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory and College) specializing in dance-music and jazz, and became its first director.

Vadim Petrov and granddaughter Linda Vojtová

Vadim Petrov and granddaughter Linda Vojtová

Dubway's Eric Namaky and Chris Abell are the producers on the project. In addition, his granddaughter is international supermodel, Linda Vojtová. It's through her inspiration that Petrov is making an effort to put a contemporary spin on his work.

Jonathan Reid Gealt's "Whatever I Want It To Be"

We've had a busy month with composer Jonathan Reid Gealt working on his fun, new album titled "Whatever I Want It To Be." Produced by James Bilodeau, Matt Hinkley and Jonathan Reid Gealt, the album features jazz, big band, soul, pop, rock and roll, singer-songwriter, and Motown influences.

Everything was tracked here in our mezzanine studio - horns, strings, the band and vocals - by Dubway engineer Chris Abell.

Alysha Umphress and Jane Monheit

Alysha Umphress and Jane Monheit

Lindsay Mendez

Lindsay Mendez

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Jonathan Reid Gealt has been joined by a company of Broadway vocalists including Alysha Umphress (American Idiot, On the Town), Jane Monheit (two-time Grammy nominee), Laura Osnes (Carousel, Grease, South Pacific), Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Celisse Henderson (Godspell), Lindsay Mendez (Significant Other, Dogfight, Wicked), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening, Wicked), Loren Allred (Season 3 of "The Voice"), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Les Miserables), and Whitney Bashor (Bridges of Madison County, Beaches).

Natalie Weiss, Luke Edgemon, Loren Allred

Natalie Weiss, Luke Edgemon, Loren Allred

Jonathan Reid Gealt will be celebrating the release of "Whatever I Want It To Be" at the Broadway at Birdland concert series on Sunday, November 29 at 6 p.m.

Lisa O'Hare in the studio

Lisa O'Hare

Lisa O'Hare

The beautiful and talented Lisa O'Hare was in the studio this week singing her heart out! As a stage actress, Lisa O'Hare has played Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady" and the title character of "Mary Poppins" on the West End and UK stage.

You may also recognize her appearance on several prime-time television shows on TNT, ABC and NBC. Most recently, she starred on Broadway in the new musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder." It was a pleasure having her in the studio!