Friday, May 13, 2016

Fazioli supports Children's Wish evening at FMOV

VANCOUVER, BC - On the evening of Thursday the 12th of May, an Italian-made Fazioli F212 piano was brought from Showcase Pianos to the Ferrari / Maserati store in support of the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada in support of Nick's Wish.

One of the city's foremost jazz pianists, Max Zipursky, entertained the guests with his amazing trio.

The evening included a silent auction, and various characters dressed in 'Star Wars' costumes, and the unveiling of two cars especially prepared in 'Star Wars style' for Nick.

Some beautiful watches were on display, including the amazing "Freak" by Ulysse Nardin.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cocktails & Jets with Fazioli

VANCOUVER, BC - On Monday the Air Sprint releases their new Legacy 450 Jet. Incredibly beautiful inside and out, and a great concept for Vancouverites.  Fractional ownership - like the Uber of private jets!

Guests could also check out two beautiful Bentleys and an Aston Martins, while enjoying music by the Max Zipursky Quartet.  Another feature of the evening were the performances by award winning students from the FaFan Xiao Piano Studio.

Photos by the very talented Scott Adolph of Sculptures of Light Photography.

Edmond Leung 梁漢文 performs on Fazioli, Raises $50k for Charity

VANCOUVER, BC - On Saturday the 30th of April 2016, Hong-Kong superstar Edmond Leung borrowed a Fazioli from Showcase Pianos to perform a concert to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Showcase Pianos was proud to be a sponsor of the event, which in total, the concert raised $53,888 for the foundation.

Aretha Franklin Sings "Purple Rain" on Fazioli at White House

WASHINGTON, DC - On Saturday the 30th of April 2016, President Obama welcomed Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, jazz icons along with Morgan Freeman, Dame Helen Mirren and others to the White House's International Jazz Day celebration.

After opening remarks from President Obama, which can also be found below, the concert also featured performances from Aretha Franklin, who paid tribute to the late Prince with a rendition of "Purple Rain" (at the 1:14:00 mark). Esperanza Spalding, Buddy Guy, Sting, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Hugh Masekela, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, and many others also performed. Watch the full 94-minute special via UNESCO: