Higher Ground

Todd Beaney & Yoshiko Maruyama

Fresh, interpretive stylings of both traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs, for violin and piano.

Todd Beaney is a pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher in the New York metropolitan area. He and violinist Yoshiko Maruyama play together regularly at Wilton Baptist Church (in Connecticut), and conceived this project out of a desire to share their very fresh, expressive approach to instrumental music for worship.

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Todd enjoys applying his jazz-influenced arranging skills to the canon of Christian hymns as well as to contemporary worship songs. Amid the variety of styles represented on this recording, there is something for everyone!

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