On December 5, 2018, FRSProd’s Robert Bullington made a live recording of the TCNJ Jazz Ensemble, made on December 5, 2018 at the 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing, NJ for broadcast on Jazzon2.org. This program also features an interview with the Ensemble’s director, Dr. Gary Feinberg.
For his April 29, 2018 edition of the program Robert is joined by Michael Bernabe, on piano with Dave Pollack, David Bamber, Kyle Edward Duppstadt and John Morrison in the studio for a live performance and conversation.
For his October 29, 2017 edition of the program “Jazz Discoveries” on JazzOn2.org, Robert is joined by Trumpter, Danny Tobias and Pianist Steve Kramer. Steve and Danny are both active performers and dedicated music educators. This engaging interview features previous recordings and some great performances, recorded just for this program.
Frederick Olessi’s film, “Bonhoeffer”, filmed and edited by FRSProd’s Robert Bullington airs on Princeton Community Television, the week of September 12-24, 2017
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most poignant Christian theological martyrs of the 20th Century, emerged very early as a implacable foe of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi party after they seized political power in 1930’s Germany. He was a theology student in the United States but returned to Germany to join the vocal Christian resistance to what he saw as a godless regime. On the periphery of the 1944 plot against Hitler, Hitler himself — a week before his own suicide — condemned Bonhoeffer to share the same agonizing death as those who directly plotted against him by reportedly having Bonhoeffer hung naked with a noose of piano wire. The extraordinary actor Philip Rieschick portrays the courageous and reflective Bonhoeffer at the hour of his death.
Sept. 12 at 9 pm
Sept. 14 at 8 pm
Sept. 17 at 1:30 pm
Sept. 20 at noon
Sept. 23 at 11 am
Sept. 24 at 8 pm
April 30, 2017
For his April 2017 edition of the program “Jazz Discoveries” on JazzOn2.org, Robert is joined by performer and teacher, Andy Wasserman for an enlightening chat and demonstration, at the piano. Andy was a student and protégé of the great composer, theorist and educator George Russell. Russell was a pioneer of modal jazz, and his Lydian Chromatic Concept of tonal organization was studied by countless jazz legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Bill Evans.
More information about George Russell and his Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization can be found at: http://www.lydianchromaticconcept.com/
More information about Andy can be found at: https://www.andywasserman.com/
Robert Bullington recently produced the film, Frances of Assisi with his longtime friend and collaborator, Frederick Olessi. Mercerspace.com reporter Samantha Sciarotta recently paid Robert and Fred a visit at Front Row Seat Productions Hamilton, NJ studios to talk about friendship and the love of film.
The online version of the article, which appeared in the April issues of the Hamilton Post and Lawrence Gazette, can be viewed here.by
It is with great pleasure that we share newly-released videos we captured of our friend Ilya Itin, performing at the Golandsky Institute’s 2016 International Piano Festival. We filmed this great performance during the 2016 series of concerts held at Princeton University’s Taplin Auditorium.by
Every Summer, the Front Row Seat Productions Team has the honor of filming concerts from the Golandsky Institute’s International Piano Festival at Princeton University. Two concert videos have just been released, and we proudly share them with you, from the Golandsky Institute’s YouTube Channel.
Fabrizio Chiovetta, July 11, 2016
Wei Luo, July 12, 2016
Front Row Seat Productions is pleased to announce the release of “Simply Splendid” by the Midiri Brothers Septet. This exciting new recording is a collection of Jazz Standards performed by the Midiri Brothers Septet, featuring Joe Midiri on reeds, Paul Midiri on Vibraharp, Dan Tobias on Trumpet, Jim Lawlor on Drums, Pat Mercuri on Guitar, Jeff Phillips on Piano and Jack Hegyi on Bass. “Simply Splendid” was recorded at FRSProd’s soundstage in Hamilton, New Jersey.by