James Todd …. Quiet Beauty …. “Soothing for today” …. “!!


~~June 19, 2016~~


Today we need this.

Today we need soothing of our souls.

Take a breather, go “inside”, reflect and enjoy this music.

Thanks to my blogging friend, Genie, who directed me to this musical piece.



Cellist James Todd was born into a musical family in Denver, CO.

His great-grandfather was a cellist and his grandfather a violinist and conductor.

At the age of five, he played mandolin in a group led by his siblings.

He began piano lessons in the second grade and switched to cello in the fourth grade. In high school, he was a member of Denver’s All-City Orchestra every year.

He began college at the University of Denver, but transferred after a year to Metropolitan State College of Denver. While studying business education there, he was the principal cellist in the orchestra and the chamber ensemble.

He graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. degree in business, but went on to a career in music that found him playing with the Denver Symphony and many visiting musicians.


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~~Quiet Beauty~~

James Todd

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At the end of the day …. “Leron Zamir’s: Adele’s “Hello” Cover”!!


~~January 3, 2016~~ 


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

The covers of Adele’s hit song “Hello‘ continue to surface. Different styles, different formats, different instruments.

Today I found this one and would like, as always, to share it with you.

I hope you enjoy it.

We are ALL connected through MUSIC!

Thank you, David, for leading me to this incredible musician!

Play it again Leron (67 sec)



Leron Zamir, a cellist who hails from Dallas, TX. He has performed extensively in the southeast region in addition to being a studio cellist. He has made appearances with the MTSU Symphony, the Sewanee Symphony, and Roy “Futureman” Wooten’s Black Mozart Ensemble.

He was the recipient of the Holy Cross Bach Fest Scholarship, Nashville Symphony Orchestra League, Thor Johnson Scholarship Finalist, and was invited to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Leron Zamir has performed masterclasses with teachers such as Natalia Koma, YeonJin Kim, Julia Tanner, Eric Kutz, Peter Sheppard, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Cremaine completed his undergraduate studies under Dr. Christine Kim at the Middle Tennessee State University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree under Gregory Sauer at the Florida State University. His previous teachers include Xiao-Fan Zhang, Paul York, Natasha Farny, and Kirsten Cassel-Greer.



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Adele – Official Cello Cover by Leron Zamir

~Published on Nov 9, 2015~

I simply love this song!

Here is my cover of Hello by Adele.

This song just needed a cello cover.

Leron Zamir


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At the end of the day …. “Ten Days till Christmas”!!

~~December 15, 2014~~ 

Christmas is fast approaching. There are ten days left before the holiday is upon us. This has been quite the year. As it comes to an end, we hope that this new coming year be better in many aspects. 

It Is What It Is” will feature a special song every night as the countdown approaches.

Here is one of my favorite music performers.


The story behind the The Piano Guys’ Christmas Mormon Channel video

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and watch “O Come, Emmanuel” featuring ThePianoGuys, Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson (piano/cello).

For each video The Piano Guys have produced, a spectacularly beautiful location is selected. But one location they remember as “incredible, spiritual, powerful.”

The Mormon Channel has released to YouTube “O Come, O Come, EmmanuelChristmas Version,” a unique collaboration between the popular performing group and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For this videotaping, The Piano Guys were allowed to film on the church’s three-acre Goshen, Utah, New Testament movie set, a recreation of ancient Jerusalem built for LDS Church productions.


“It was incredible. All of us were just blown away,” said Paul Anderson, one of the five Piano Guys and the group’s videographer. “Filming on the set was literally the highlight of my career. It was the coolest thing. I felt like I was in Jerusalem, in the Holy Land.”

Viewers of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel — Christmas Version” share the enthusiasm. In only a few days the video has been highly viewed and mention of the performance has been blazing through social media networks.

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O come, O come, Emmanuel
and ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o’er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai’s height,
In ancient times did’st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel



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~~O Come, Emmanuel~~


~~Published on Dec 4, 2012~~

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