Pianos in Public 2014 Kickstarter Campaign now running til June 2nd
Colorfully painted pianos outside for all to play? Yes! That's "Pianos in Public Buffalo," my music-meets-art project. Now in its second year, there are 9 pianos around Western NY for... Read more
Pianos in Public Buffalo
It's a cold and snowy February here in Buffalo. I was thinking of putting pianos out around the Buffalo area again this summer--2014--and wanted to know if... Read more
Less than 48 hours to go for Pianos in Public Buffalo
With less than 48 hours to go, it's great to see Pianos in Public Buffalo has reached the Kickstarter goal. Right now, as of this writing, we're at $4065! Great! ... Read more
Pianos in Public: 'til Thursday
Good news-- the goal has been reached-- we did it! Thank you, thank you, thank you. It wouldn't have been possible without the generous support of more... Read more
Robby Takac from Goo Goo Dolls likes the piano project!
The Goo Goo Dolls are the biggest band out of Buffalo, NY, ever. And Robby Takac from the band asked his Facebook friends to help Pianos in Public Buffalo out.... Read more
Pianos in Public Buffalo update
I got this note this week:
My name is Colleen Chmielewski and I live in Strykersville with my husband Jeff and son Ben. I am writing in regards to my... Read more
Winging It! Buffalo Style
I will be on CW – 23's Winging It! show, Thursday morning: Tune in between 7:45 and 8:30.
Flyers around town
I made a flyer to drum up support for the kickstarter campaign for Pianos in Public Buffalo...made 100 copies at FedEx Kinko's on N Falls Blvd...then I posted at Guitar... Read more
Wingin' It and WBFO
The media continue to show interest in this story; one of the producers from the morning show "Wingin' It" has contacted me about featuring Pianos in Public on the show.... Read more
The next 4 pianos...
Lots of news to share:
Piano #2 is slated to debut on June 26th at beautiful Buffalo's Larkin Square with a concert by Grammy-winning jazz pianist George Caldwell.
Pianos #3-5... Read more
Piano #1 location
The first piano has been outside, at its location, since Mother's Day; it's the downtown Buffalo Canalside piano! If you'd like to see it, here's the location on the map!
Backers of this project
$1,185 out of $4,000 pledged so far...thank you to the backers of this project:
1- Johnny Juarez
2- Joe Kwiatkowski
3- Robbie Kleinberg
4- Susan Stievater
5- James and Julienne... Read more
Just $60 away from $1,000
Do you know someone who loves music, pianos, and/or Buffalo and wants to see more people enjoying music outdoors this summer? If so, please encourage them to give to this... Read more
People often ask me "what about rain?" Well, the Canalside piano has a very strong canvas cover to protect it. Also, it has two "chains" so it's chained to the... Read more
Thanks Eileen Buckley, for interviewing me today for a future broadcast on WBFO- Buffalo's NPR station.
Listen to WYRK, 106.5 FM, Wednesday morning (May 15th) about 8:10am, to hear my interview with Clay Moden and Dale Mussen. Thanks guys, for having me on your show!
Thank you to the energetic, fun and pretty Laura Daniels for having me on her morning show on The New 96.1 FM, WJYE, Joy FM Buffalo today at 8:30am to... Read more
WJYE radio today
Tune in to 96.1 FM about 8:30 AM this morning, Tuesday, to hear Mark talk about the piano project with morning host Laura Daniels. Afterward, Mark will tape interviews with... Read more
Pianos in Public gets great airtime on YNN Buffalo
Well folks, this was taken at 6am this morning. It's a wonder I spoke in sentences that made sense ;) I love YNN Buffalo for airing this today. Thank... Read more
YNN Buffalo promotes Pianos in Public on TV today
I am not a morning person, but I was today because YNN Buffalo wanted to interview me about Pianos in Public Buffalo at...wait for it...6am. Yes, 6am. :) Surprisingly, I... Read more
The media loves this story!
The media is really diggin' Pianos in Public Buffalo. First came the BuffaloRising.com article, then Channel 2 News (WGRZ) sent a cameraman over to interview Mark Weber, and that aired... Read more
Little kids love pianos
Children have a sense of awe and wonderment about the world. When little Ben came to visit Buffalo, from Philly, he was enamored with painting and playing the piano that'll... Read more