Video

Video

Finale (“Daniel”) from 2014 concert in memory of Daniel Pearl

Finale from October 2014 concert in memory of Daniel Pearl, at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California.  Concert and video produced by Michael Gill & Todd Mack for the “Music in Common” charity (www.musicincommon.org).   Michael’s arrangement of “Daniel” by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, performed by singers Rose Armin-Hoiland, Berel Alexander, Syria T Berry, Cantor Rita Glassman, Charity Goodin, Snappy Dave Cowden (RIP), with Michael (keyboard), Amy Brodo (cello), Dan Petruzzella (guitar), Brad McKeague (drums), Rob Fordyce (bass), Katya Cooper (percussion).    Link to the full concert is at the bottom of this video page.  

“Lament” from David’s Quilt

“David’s Lament for Saul and Jonathan”  Composed by Michael, copyright 2017.  Based on 2 Samuel 1:17 – 27.  Performed by Will Collyer, UCLA Philharmonia, UCLA Chamber Singers.  Conducted by Maxim Kuzin.  James Bass, choir director.  From “David’s Quilt,” an original oratorio created by fifteen international composers, produced by the Max Helfman Institute for New Jewish Music and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.  Performed November 5, 2017.  Los Angeles, California.  (www.milkenarchive.org/photos/album/davids-quilt)

Swing interpretation of Peter Gabriel’s “Shock the Monkey” (arranged by Adam Blankman) performed at Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland, California on February 9, 2018.  Adam (guitar and voice), Stacy Starkweather (bass guitar), Dave Rokeach (drums).  Michael shares the keyboard section with Walter Bankovitch playing grand piano.      (Synthesizer flute solo at 2:00….)

Peter Gabriel’s “San Jacinto” (arranged by Adam Blankman) performed at Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland, California on February 9, 2018. Adam (guitar and voice), Stacy Starkweather (bass guitar), Dave Rokeach (drums). Michael shares the keyboard section with Walter Bankovitch (grand piano).

Charity Goodin & Syria T. Berry

Performances by Charity Goodin & Syria T. Berry from October 2014 concert in memory of Daniel Pearl, at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. Concert and video produced by Michael Gill & Todd Mack for the “Music in Common” charity (www.musicincommon.org). Michael (keyboard), Dan Petruzzella (guitar), Rob Fordyce (bass), Brad McKeague (drums), Katja Cooper (percussion), Ray Clement (sax), with additional vocals by Rita Glassman and Berel Alexander. Link to the full concert is at the bottom of this video page.

Reggae interpretation of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” (arranged by Adam Blankman) performed at Piedmont Piano Company, Oakland, California on February 9, 2018. Adam (guitar and voice), Stacy Starkweather (bass guitar), Dave Rokeach (drums). Michael shares the keyboard section with Walter Bankovitch (grand piano).

10th Annual FODfest at Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA – October 14, 2014.   FODfest is an annual concert produced by Music in Common, a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen, empower, and educate communities through the universal language of music. FODfest honors the life of the late Wall St. Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and features a unique performance format that is part concert, part song swap, part jam session.  (FOD stands for “Friends of Danny”).   Concert and video produced by Todd Mack & Michael Gill for Music in Common (https://www.musicincommon.org).