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Sinatra 100 – An All-Star GRAMMY Concert

Sinatra 100 - An All-Star GRAMMY Concert

Dave arranged and adapted music for “Sinatra 100″, a television special airing December 6th on CBS, celebrating 100 years of the icon Frank Sinatra. Working alongside Music Director Don Was, Dave adapted original Sinatra arrangements for an all-star cast including Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Harry Connick Jr, Usher, Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Nick Jonas, [...]


“A Jann Arden Christmas”

"A Jann Arden Christmas"

Dave arranged and conducted the orchestra on Jann Arden’s latest album “A Jann Arden Christmas”.  The recording sessions in Toronto, Canada featured some of the great Canadian musicians that Dave has worked with over the last two decades including Mike Herriott (brass), Pat Kilbride (bass), Pat Steward and Mark McLean (drums), Rob Piltch (guitar), as well [...]


Robbie Williams “Swings Both Ways”

Robbie Williams "Swings Both Ways"

Dave wrote arrangements for Robbie Williams’ multi-platinum album “Swings Both Ways”.  The session was recorded by Al Schmidt at Capitol in Hollywood, and Dave conducted the orchestra on his arrangements.  The album was produced by Guy Chambers.  Michael Bublé stopped by the studio to sing a duet on “Soda Pop”.


NBC’s “Michael Bublé Home For The Holidays”

NBC's "Michael Bublé Home For The Holidays"

Michael Bublé’s newest NBC television special “Home For The Holidays” featured an on-stage live orchestra under the musical direction of Dave Pierce. Bublé, the multi-Grammy Award winning singer, was joined by guest stars Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton, Carly Rae Jepson, Elmo, and a special musical arrangement by Pierce featuring a duet with iconic crooner Bing [...]


DP’s Emmy: One More Gold for Canada!

DP's Emmy: One More Gold for Canada!

…and the Emmy goes to DAVE PIERCE for his Outstanding Music Direction on the 2010 Olympics. Dave was nominated alongside musical heroes Marc Shaiman and fellow Canadian David Foster.


Calgary Stampede Centennial Celebration

Calgary Stampede Centennial Celebration

Dave is the Music Director for The Calgary Stampede’s Centennial Celebration in Canada. The 10 day event features music composed and produced by Dave Pierce including a 75 minute Evening Show that will play to audiences of twenty-five thousand. Calgary, Canada hosts this monumental event July 6-15, 2012. In addition to special music Pierce has [...]


Dave in the studio with Michael Bublé

Dave in the studio with Michael Bublé

Internationally renowned singer Michael Bublé gives a glimpse into the studio recording session for his new album. Dave conducted his arrangements live-off-the-floor featuring strings, a big band, rhythm section, background singers and none other than Michael’s live vocals. This technique of all-at-once live recording is seldom attempted these days, and the energy of sessions evident.


Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Dave Pierce was the Music Director for the 846th Annual Federal City Day in Moscow, Russia. The production featured the largest 3D video-mapping show ever attempted. Celebrating Alfa Bank’s 20th anniversary and Moscow’s 864th birthday the show set a Guinness World Record by integrating unique 4D elements.  Live performance (Russian opera diva Anna Polovinkina sang an arrangement [...]


Sinatra/Tharp in Japan

Sinatra/Tharp in Japan

Dave is the Music Supervisor and Musical Arranger for Come Fly Away. Following successful runs on Broadway, at The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas and a year long National Tour, the show is now heading to Japan. Come Fly Away features choreography by Twyla Tharp and vocals by Frank Sinatra. The show tours with a [...]


Pierce wins 2 Global Music Awards

Pierce wins 2 Global Music Awards

Dave Pierce was recently awarded two Global Music Awards for his compositions created for the 12th Arab Games Opening Ceremony, a live spectacle from Doha, Qatar, broadcast to a television audience of 1.1 billion viewers. Under the music direction of Pierce, the Arab Games Opening Ceremony featured a musical hybrid presentation of Arabic music performed [...]


K-OS featuring Drake

K-OS featuring Drake

Dave’s string arrangement for the song “Faith” is featured on the newest release from Canadian hip-hop artist K-OS, and features megastar artist Drake. This production marks a reunion for Dave and K-OS, who first collaborated on a special hip-hop number for the Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.


Dave’s Orchestrations Opening the Pantages Season

Dave’s Orchestrations Opening the Pantages Season

Dave’s musical orchestrations will be featured in “Come Fly Away” opening the 2011-2012 Season at the Pantages. “Come Fly Away” follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a crowded nightclub. Blending the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra with a live on-stage big band [...]


So You Think You Can Dance

So You Think You Can Dance

Dave’s orchestration and musical adaptation of Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” was presented on So You Think You Can Dance. Cast members from Broadway’s hit show “Come Fly Away” (orchestrations by Dave Pierce) presented the show’s highlight production number.


Jumaane Smith Recording Session

Jumaane Smith Recording Session

Dave composed the strings for Jumaane Smith’s upcoming album at Capitol Records. Watch the exclusive behind the scenes footage of his scoring session below.


Dave Dances With Sinatra in Vegas

Dave Dances With Sinatra in Vegas

Dave reunited with the classic talents of  “Ole Blue Eyes” to bring SINATRA Dance With Me to Wynn Las Vegas. Dave lent his music arranging and supervising talents to the new 80-minute show, along with the creative team from Twyla Tharp’s celebrated Broadway hit Come Fly With Me. SINATRA Dance With Me follows four couples [...]


Making Of 2010 Olympics

Making Of 2010 Olympics

Dave was the Music Director and Composer of the recent 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Here is a highlight reel from the making of the Opening Ceremonies.


Dave opens on Broadway

Dave opens on Broadway

Come Fly Away, the new Twyla Tharp dance musical set to the tunes of Frank Sinatra, has on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre in the heart of Times Square (NYC). With the blessing of Frank Sinatra Enterprises and the Sinatra family, Come Fly Away features original masters of Sinatra’s voice, which are backed by a [...]


2010 Olympic Winter Games

2010 Olympic Winter Games

Dave is the Music Director for the Ceremonies of The 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The creative team will be orchestrating the magic of the Opening, Closing and nightly Victory Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Under the leadership of executive producer David Atkins, the team is composed of the industry’s top talents. Visit Vancouver 2010 for [...]


CTV Believe

CTV Believe

Dave’s inspired story of Olympic dreams is captured on CTV’s Believe Series of vignettes promoting the upcoming Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada. Hosted by legendary television news personality Darryl Janz, the spot focusses on Dave’s 22 year journey to become the Music Director of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.


2010 Olympics Medals Music

2010 Olympics Medals Music

The never before released Medals music Dave composed for 2010 Vancouver has finally been released on iTunes. The suite features the bronze, silver and gold medals themes in a full continuous symphonic recording, produced and conducted by Pierce shortly after the Games occured. Included in this new arrangement is the transition music from that broadcasters [...]


Dave and The Rockettes on DVD

Dave and The Rockettes on DVD

Dave’s orchestrations are featured on a brand new DVD “Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes”. Celebrating 75 years of New York City’s famous Radio City Music Hall, the Rockettes present their new show designed and developed specially for the anniversary. Dave worked on Radio City’s creative staff during the 2007 season in New York. [...]


24th Annual Gemini Awards

24th Annual Gemini Awards

Dave was Music Director and Composer for the 24th Annual Gemini Awards Broadcast in Canada. Celebrating award winning Canadian television, the broadcast featured a musical production arranged by Pierce that starred Cory Montief (cast of Glee), Mike Reno (Loverboy) and Theo Tams (Canadian Idol). Alex Lifeson (from the band Rush) stopped to take in Dave’s [...]


Dave orchestrates Andrew Lloyd Webber

Dave orchestrates Andrew Lloyd Webber

Gospel choirs, dancers, a horn section and a wild infusion of Hammond B3 Organ raise the roof on this brand new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR GOSPEL. Dave’s orchestrations are brought to life by a live ten piece Gospel Band performing new interpretations of A.L.Webber’s music, all created by Louis St.Louis (Smokey Joe’s [...]


Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out”

Billy Joel's "Movin' Out"

Dave’s recording production was put to the test in the newest production of Billy Joel’s MOVIN’ OUT. The Broadway Musical that features Billy Joel’s music is now playing in Atlantic City at Harrah’s Casino and includes audio elements custom produced by Dave. Many thanks to the fine New York musicians who worked with Dave in [...]