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Jordan E. Spivack: News Updates

36th Annual June Student Piano Recital a great success! - June 9, 2014

Yesterday, Sunday June 8th, 2014 at 1PM, I held my 36th Annual June Piano Student Recital at The Rockland Conservatory of Music in Pearl River, NY - 14 of my students, ages 8 to 17 performed for an audience of 60 people, and I premiered my latest composition, "Cherry Blossoms". Special congratulations go to Quantum Leap Award winner Zoe Abrams, Most Improved Female Makayla Fetterman, Most Improved Male Daniel Kantrowitz, and Student Of The Year Jenna Grossbarth. Everyone received Certificates of Participation, and several other awards and gifts were presented. The chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling was outrageously good! Joseph Lanzone served as caterer. A good time was had by all!

New Award for "The Very Best In Me"! - April 17, 2014

Just got the Runner Up Award in the Song of the Year Contest for "The Very Best In Me" f/Dre Mazzenga on vocals! 

Happy Passover & Happy Easter! - April 14, 2014

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy Passover and a very Happy Easter all my family, friends and fans who are celebrating this week!

Although both of these holidays are serious, there is also a festive side to each one. So reflect on the meaningful events that give each holiday gravity, but also enjoy the lighter parts as well. Have a great week and a lovely Spring!

Happy Pi Day! - March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day! Hope you're having a good one!

"Watercolors" video reaches 1,600 Hits on YouTube! - January 4, 2014

My live video of "Watercolors", my musical tribute to the life of my Mom Sophie, has reached 1,600 hits on YouTube! I am very proud of this composition and performance. If you've never seen the video, go watch it now. And if you've seen it before, here's another chance to see it again. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq1YUe-ymJA&feature=youtu.be

Happy New Year! - January 4, 2014

Happy New Year! I'm wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous, and Peaceful year ahead!

3 Positive Message Songs on the Flash Player! - November 29, 2013

I've put 3 of my most positive message songs on the Flash Player: "The Good Side", "The Very Best In Me" and "Angel On My Shoulder" - we all have many blessings and miracles to be thankful for - enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Hanukkah! - November 25, 2013

To all my family, friends and fans who are celebrating this week, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah! Please be safe if you have to travel, especially those who are experiencing bad weather. And try to avoid over-eating, so you can enjoy all those yummy desserts and leftovers.

I know I have so many blessings in my life for which I am thankful!

Sending my love to you all!

Our 5th Wedding Anniversary! - October 2, 2013

On this day 5 years ago, Joseph - the love of my life, best friend, faithful partner, and my better half - and I were married in Provincetown (Cape Cod) Massachusetts. It was a lovely, sunny, early Fall afternoon.

Our witnesses for the wedding were my cousins Barbara and Dennis, and Joe's sister Mary Ellen and her daughter Carly. After the service we went back to our hotel room for champagne and fancy cookies, then out to dinner at Montano's (our favorite Italian restaurant).

In honor of that special day I am featuring my solo composition "The Wedding", which I wrote as a present for Joe, on the Flash Player. You can see beautiful pics of that special day in the Photo Gallery (you'll have to go back through the pages).

I'm #1 on the ReverbNation Jazz Chart today! - October 1, 2013

I'm #1 on the ReverbNation Jazz charts for Nanuet, NY (including the NY, NJ, Conn. area) today. http://www.reverbnation.com/jordanespivack

Pretty cool!

Just updated the Flash Player for your Autumn listening pleasure! - September 28, 2013

I've just updated the Flash Player for your Autumn listening pleasure, including such favorites as "Jordan ESP", "Indian Summer", "Shades Of Autumn", and "Forward" - so enjoy the great sights and colors of Fall while you float along on some great music!

I'm #1 on www.newmusiclabel.com! - September 15, 2013

Great News! On New Music Label.com, as of 9-15-13, I am the #1 Male Instrumental Artist, #1 Classical Artist, my "August" is #1 on the Best Classical Music chart, and on the New Classical Music chart my "Atone" is #1, "Toccata" is #6, "August" is #14, "The Miracle Of Life" is #16, and "Jordan ESP" is #17. Visit the site and take a listen!

http://www.newmusiclabel.com/newmusicbillboard.asp?genres=Classical

"World Trade Center Suite" featured on the Flash Player this week! - September 11, 2013

This week I am featuring all 9 tracks from my original CD "World Trade Center Suite" on the Flash Player, in honor of the victims of the horrific terrorist attacks on 9-11-01. Please take the time to listen to the music and reflect.

Happy Rosh Hashanah! - September 4, 2013

I'm wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy, Sweet, and Peaceful Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is the beginning of our time of solemn introspection.

"Leshana tova tikatevu" - may you be inscribed in the Book of Life and enjoy another good year!

"A Child's Prayer For Peace" chosen Semi-finalist in UK Songwriting Contest! - August 3, 2013

Just announced: my original piano solo composition "A Child's Prayer For Peace" has been awarded a Semi-Finalist Prize in the Instrumental Category of the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest!

You can hear this piece playing on the Flash Player right now by turning up your volume - enjoy!

Great news! - July 24, 2013

I just received some great news - 2 of my original songs have made it into the Semi-Finalist round of the 2013 Dallas Songwriters Association Songwriting Contest: "The Very Best In Me" (love songs/easy listening) and "Echo, The Gecko" (children's/novelty)! Listen to "The Very Best In Me" with the divine vocals of the beautiful Dre Mazzenga here on the Flash Player - turn up the volume!

160 beautiful new pics in the Photo Gallery! - July 18, 2013

I've just added 160 absolutely spectacularly beautiful pics to the Photo Gallery: Spring and Summer flowers and flowering trees and bushes, butterflies, and fireworks - you're going to love these! Plus there are shots of the recent 35th Annual Piano Recital as well. Enjoy!

Just added "The Poet" to the Flash Player: in honor of my Dad on Father's Day! - June 16, 2013

I've just added my solo piano composition, "The Poet" to the Flash Player, in honor of the life of my Dad, Gershon Spivack, on Father's Day!

"The Poet" was written to honor the life and work of my father, Gershon Spivack, who passed away 2-15-08. He was a great man who wrote wonderful, moving, eloquent, and important poetry. I've tried to capture the by Browse to Save" href="power">http://www.ourstage.com/media_items/PIQWRHTSWVPG-the-poet#">power, the sweetness, the commitment, the strong, passionate feelings of my Dad, as well as give reference to his Russian heritage and his love of classical music. I hope your overall impression is to hear what it might be like to be a poet, as the mood swings and the eye observes.

Thinking of my Dad today - I continue to feel the loss, but now, over time, to more and more appreciate the wonderful life he and my Mom gave me - miss you, Dad - love you always.

35th Annual June Piano Recital! - June 9, 2013

Today, June 9th, 2013, was my 35th Annual June Piano Recital - 22 of my very talented students, ages 7 to 19, performed standards, pop and jazz songs, familiar movie and TV themes, and classical music, for a crowd of approximately 100 cheering and adoring family members and friends at the Rockland Conservatory of Music in Pearl River, NY. Two of the students played their own original compositions, and I premiered my latest piano solo, "Alchemy". The program was followed by the Awards Ceremony and delicious refreshments - a great time was had by all!

Here is a list of the 2013 award winners:

Award of Encouragement: Michelle Kantrowitz, Alexa Schwartz, Sydney Rauch, Grace Dempsey.

Piano Pin Award: Emily Savoy, Zoe Abrams, Ben Liebergall, Jack Staub

Student Achievement Award: Makayla Fetterman, Joely Pistiner, Daniel Kantrowitz

New Plateau Award: Lauren DeMaio, Lauren Aprahamian, Michael Grossbarth, Jenna Grossbarth, Victor Chindemi, Lindsey Aprahamian, Rachel Liebergall, Joseph Chindemi, Alexander Fetterman, Josh Etkind

Quantum Leap Award: Daniel Kantrowitz

Most Improved Female Student: Lauren DeMaio

Most Improved Male Student: Victor Chindemi

Student Of The Year: Michael Grossbarth

Graduating Student (College): Adam Gloc

Wish I could be in Provincetown this weekend . . . - May 26, 2013

I'd love to be in Provincetown this weekend - maybe later this summer - until then I'll remind myself of how lovely P-Town is musically. Join me there . . .
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/romance-on-moonlit-bay/id165133784?i=165133792

Happy Memorial Day weekend - be safe! - May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day weekend - please be safe!

I'm sending a big thank you to all our men and women in uniform currently serving in the United States Armed Forces all around the world, and we remember all of those veterans who served honorably and the many who gave their lives to protect our country and our freedom.

Congratulations, Jason Collins! - April 30, 2013

I offer my sincere congratulations to NBA Professional Basketball player Jason Collins for his courageous decision to come out as gay! In support I have added my original songs "Never Goin' Back Again" and "(Hard Time) Comin' Out" to the FlashPlayer. Turn up your volume and enjoy!

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings - added "A Child's Prayer For Peace" to the Flash Player. - April 19, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and their families. In tribute, I have added my instrumental track "A Child's Prayer For Peace" to the Flash Player.

"July To September" wins another accolade! - April 5, 2013

My instrumental track "July To September" has been named a Finalist in the Great American Song Contest - always nice to get a little positive recognition! Listen to this exciting music now on the FlashPlayer!

"Watercolors" video now on YouTube!!! - January 13, 2013

Finally got the performance video of my newest piano composition "Watercolors" on YouTube!!!  

Go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq1YUe-ymJA&feature=youtu.be

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