Saddleback College radio station KSBR 88.5FM and the City of Mission Viejo will host the next “Breakfast with Gary and Kelly” radio for TV broadcast on July 14 featuring contemporary jazz pianist David Benoit.
The Saturday morning radio show will broadcast live starting at 9 a.m. from the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way. A studio audience will be welcomed in for the 10 a.m. to noon show; doors will open at 9:30 a.m. with the final hour being videotaped for later broadcast. The program airs on the City’s MVTV Channel 30 at 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Sunday. The audience will be admitted for free but seating is limited. Reservations can be made online at www.ksbr.org
Since launching his recording career in 1977, David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist and composer has included over 25 solo recordings. His ’80s releases “This Side Up,”; “Freedom at Midnight”; and the Grammy-nominated “Every Step of the Way” are considered influential genre classics. His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown-related projects that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi and solidify Benoit’s role as his musical heir. His ever-expanding slate of orchestral music endeavors include his ongoing role as conductor of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra and leading such eminent orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the symphonies of London, Nuremberg, San Francisco, Atlanta, San Antonio and San Jose. His notable film scores include “The Stars Fell on Henrietta,” produced by Clint Eastwood and “The Christmas Tree” produced by Sally Field. Benoit has also been a longtime guest educator with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, winning the organization’s “excellence in music education” award in 2001. This year, he will head on the road to perform compositions from his latest album. “Conversation.”
For more information on the Radio on TV monthly series and how to become part of the audience for the July 14 show, tune to 88.5 KSBR or visit www.KSBR.org. (Please note that while the name of the show is “Breakfast with Gary and Kelly,” it really is just the name of the show, and the only food being served is coffee and perhaps some muffins.) To watch video clips of previous Breakfast with Gary and Kelly shows, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/MissionViejoCA?feature=watch.