Gallery of Videos
Jazz Byrds music videos are an opportunity for John & Myrelle to express their creativity. These videos have been filmed at Barn Music Studio, where they work & live, which embodies the unique atmosphere of their sound. They strive to create videos that reflect the spirit of their music and to showcase the arrangements of their wide and varied repertoire. They have all been been filmed and produced themselves and are presented below. They invite you to watch and enjoy the creative expression of their music
Xmas - Jazz Byrds style
"We Three Kings"
Played on Alto Flute this video highlights our arrangement of this minor keyed melody. Carol composed by John Henry Hopkins
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
The Bass flute gives this traditional carol a cool vibe that suits the Jazz Byrds style
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
This classic carol written by Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie. Myrelle is playing it on her Guo Flute. This video stars "Wendy" their golden retriever
"All the Flutes"
The background music is an original melody written by Jazz Byrds - which is called "Jazz Byrd"
"Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin
We couldn't resist resurrecting this iconic song by Led Zeppelin. This song summed up a generation and still resonates even today. Enjoy and thanks for listening!
"Every Breath You Take" - The Police
It is a thrill to be able to play our arrangement of this song by Sting. Myrelle would listen to the Police's greatest hits album while taking her one hour TTC (public transportation) ride to high school. A great melody that works so well for flute and guitar.
"Satin Doll" - Duke Ellington
Filmed and produced in 2018 by one of Barn Music Studio's students, Dawson. Satin Doll is a classic Jazz Standard from the Great American Songbook
"Wave" - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Brazilian music seems to be tailor made for the flute! Here is our arrangement of Jobim's classic "Wave". Filmed & produced in 2018 by Barn Music Studio student, Dawson
"My Funny Valentine" - Rodgers & Hart
Jazz Byrds video series began with this video. This was the beginning of our dive into learning how to capture our music on film. Produced in Feb 2018 celebrating Valentine's. Another romantic classic.
"At Last" - Etta James
One of the most romantic songs of the last century, Jazz Byrds performs this in celebration of Valentine's 2023 - "At Last" written by Mark Gordon and Harry Warren, made famous by singer Etta James.
"Bernie's Tune" -Bernie Miller
Starring the Bass flute & Wendy, our golden retriever. A great music video in celebration of Autumn
"Tears in Heaven" - Eric Clapton
This heart wrenching song, is made with love & care, dedicated to all of us missing a loved one
"Norwegian Wood" - The Beatles
Jazz Byrds playing Norwegian Wood. The beginning of the video, John tells the story of how the Beatles came to write the Song "Norwegian Wood" aka "This Bird Has Flown"
J.S. Bach - Jazz Byrds style
"Sleepers Awake" -cantata BWV 140
Great Riffs can be gleaned from many sources. Filmed in celebration of JS Bach's 334th birthday (March 21 2019) We used one of Bach's riffs to create this arrangement of "Sleepers Awake" from Johann Sebastian Bach's Canata #140 BWV140
"Air on the G String" - orchestral suite no3
A casual night playing, so we thought we would quickly film it. Myrelle is playing a flute made from composite plastic called a "new voice" flute made by Guo. John is playing a Takamine 132 classical guitar. These instruments are perfect for playing together at home, to give a nice soft sound.
"Siciliano" - Sonata no2 for flute
We are playing an arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Siciliano" the 2nd mvt. of JS Bach's Eb flute sonata BWV 1031 - we changed key to suit the two instruments
"Arioso" - the Adagio, Cantata BWV 156
A great JS Bach melody, just made for flute & guitar. We filmed this in 2019, but released it in March 2020, in celebration of Bach's birthday