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Zack Danziger: “This Is The Day The Lord Hath Made”

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Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, May 29 – June 4, 2017

“This Is The Day The Lord Hath Made” from “Songs in the Key of Faith”

Performed by Zack Danziger

Zack Danziger has been playing music since childhood. His early influences include classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, and hymns. He earned his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at City University of New York, Queens College. He taught public school music for 18 years.

Zack is pursuing his freelance career of performing, composing, recording, and teaching privately. He is a soloist and or accompanist at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Northampton MA. He performs regularly at many venues and events for a wide spectrum of audiences, playing music old and new. His debut CD, entitled “Sun Is All We Need” is getting radio play in many countries. He is currently working on his CD of music for children. He composes music for animations and commercial soundtracks.

“Zack’s interpretations of Christian Science hymns are thoughtful and enchanting. Variations in cadence and volume, and improvisational fills offer a fresh, fun and surprising perspective. When I listen to these hymns, I feel lighter in the limbs and a smoothness in my breath. His work is original and boldly crafted. Just delightful!” Elizabeth Maxwell, Fairview, NC

“As a church musician for the past 38 years, I look for freshness and originality in new recordings. i was not disappointed! Zack has proven his interesting artistry with clarity and skill…..something that is often missing. Not in his case! Well done!” Eric Horner, Winter Park, FL

“Hymn 329, this was fresh, original, and yet, true to the familiar and loved melody. a difficult task to accomplish….and yet Zack accomplished it with excellence and artistry!” Eric Horner, Winter Park, FL

“Lovely, melodic, reminiscent of Spanish guitar music, love the way the hymn moves in and out of waterfall of music on the strings of the guitar – play this in the background of anything you must do and the work will come more easily, leaving you with a feeling of pure peace.” Donna Castaner, Millbrook, NY

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Mary Beth Carlson: “My Heart Will Go On/Hymn to the Sea (Titanic)”

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Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, May 15 – May 21, 2017
“My Heart Will Go On/Hymn to the Sea” from “Signature”
Performed by Mary Beth Carlson

Mary Beth Carlson, composer, recording artist and former Teacher of the Year, performs nationally as a pianist and speaker for a wide variety of special events. As Lead Pianist at Nordstrom Mall of America for nearly 15 years, she managed piano entertainment for most of those years. Much of her original music has been composed in honor of her daughter Jody, who was born with cerebral palsy and autism.

She has written and performed music specifically for the International Special Olympics, Arc, Fraser Community Services, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, and the Alzheimer’s Association. “A Bridge Over Time,” the title song for one of Mary Beth’s albums, is featured on Lasting Memories, a fund raising project for the Minnesota Alzheimer’s Association, produced by Grammy Award-winning artist J.D. Steele. Fortunate to have had opportunities to perform for a variety of distinguished audiences, she was particularly honored to have been invited by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to present a concert of restoration to guests from forty countries at The Cove in Asheville, NC.

“Mary Beth’s music blends artistic skill with mood and emotion … a complete artist!” — Scott Thomsen, former host at KCFE Radio, Minneapolis, MN

“Having had the opportunity to share the stage with Mary Beth, I admire the powerfully spiritual and emotional depth of her music and her performance. She creates a uniquely warm and intimate connection with her audience … a talented, charming, extraordinary performer!” — Jim Brickman, Grammy nominated Platinum Record Artist

“Listening to Mary Beth Carlson play is like standing in the light of love.” — Dinah Eng, Gannett News Service

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Jenny Burton: “A Pile of Tears”

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Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, May 8 – May 14, 2017
“A Pile of Tears” from “Reaching Out from the Inside”
Performed by Jenny Burton
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link

Jenny Burton is an amazing Gospel vocalist whose career has spanned several decades. She has sung all over the world as both as a solo performer and with The Jenny Burton Experience.

Produced almost exclusively by Peter Link, she has had a long and varied career as both a dance music/R&B artist and a Gospel artist. A consummate performer, Ms. Burton has thrilled and inspired audiences around the world with her inimitable style of tear down the house energy and commitment. Daughter of a South Bronx minister, Jenny brings to her music a passion and devotion making Inspirational music at its best.

“A glorious explosion of sound that embraces everyone in a “Hallelujah” of harmonies … A roller-coaster ride through R&B, pop and gospel.” – Wayman Wong, New York Daily News

“How lucky to come across the beautifully sung Jenny Burton Experience. A superslick, pop-gospely entertainment, the Experience stars the sleek but fiery Burton. The nine-voice choir behind her is so pristine it sounds like it’s been remixed and mastered in advance.” – Michael Musto, The Village Voice

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Mark Henderson: “American Plains”

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Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, January 23 – 29, 2017 “American Plains” from Music Performed and Written by Mark Henderson This week’s ISOTW highlights Mark Henderson’s “American Plains” from the “New Beginnings” compilation CD from The WFM Collection. January’s offering features a compilation CD of some of the best of our WFM instrumentalists. Here is […]

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Janina Sebesky: “The Innkeeper’s Wife”

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Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, December 19 – 25, 2016

“The Innkeeper’s Wife”

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“The 12 Songs of Christmas”

Performed by Janina Sebesky
Music & Lyrics by Don Sebesky

This week’s ISOTW highlights Janina Sebesky’s “The Innkeeper’s Wife” from the “12 Songs of Christmas” compilation CD from The WFM Collection. Here are 12 songs guaranteed to bring joy and inspiration to your Holiday Season. Each performed by one of our favorite Watchfire Music Artists with loving care and in the spirit of this special time of year. They represent all the fine artists in our Holiday genre and there’s so much more there awaiting your listening ears and inquisitive minds. The songs also cover various styles from classical to pop and the birth of Jesus to ol’ St. Nick. A CD certainly for the whole family!

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GRAMMY nominated artist and producer Janina Serden Sebesky has performed as a solo singer and pianist and as a featured vocalist with symphony orchestra. She was music director for the Emmy nominated children’s television series “Allegra’s Window” on Nickelodeon and has sung on many radio and television commercials such as G.E., Kraft, Pepsi, and DHL.

As a child, Janina loved to sing and play the piano. Her interest in preventative medicine and self-exploration began at age 17 and continued with her studies in psychology and homeopathy. But Janina believes being a mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend has taught her the most. Through these meaningful connections with others, she has loved and been loved and is happy to express her deep appreciation for it all.

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The 12 Songs of Christmas is a part of the WFM Collection!

Looking for Inspiration on a thematic or seasonal level? We’ve got just the music for you, bringing you compilation CDs from The Watchfire Music Collection on a given seasonal theme. This collection presents the best of the best from all of our Watchfire Music artists and features material compiled from our various artists’ CDs.