Kansas pianist, composer and arranger Tod Demuth's music reflects much of America’s finest, most revered music from the 20s, 30s, and 40s. His music is featured in short films by Cinemadog Productions, the Vancouver Film School, Tuscarora Films and Always Hopeful Ministries, promotion spots for LA Theatre Works, and in video games with Oberon Media. Tod has played in Jazz combos, Top 40, Big Bands, Country Bands, and show bands, and formally studied piano and composition -- all leading to an inspiring and fun series of piano tracks perfect for all media.
Tod Demuth's piano music beautifully reflects the importance of American music history. His meticulous and inspiring renditions bring an historic authenticity to Film and TV dramatizations depicting earlier eras in American Music, including Ragtime, Jazz, Folk and uplifting Spiritual compositions.
From Delta Blues and Dixieland Jazz influences of Professor Longhair, Marcia Ball and Doctor John to the ragtime and honky tonk of Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, Max Morath, Joanne Castle and Big Tiny Little, Tod's music presents an energetic vintage sound of solo piano work as it used to be. His tracks celebrate the 1920s, '30s, and '40s, which can add an historic authenticity to Film and TV dramatizations from these earlier eras in American Music.
Tod's work also includes meditative solo piano music like the work of George Winston, Jim Brickman and Yanni, with contemporary arrangements of hymns and folk songs show the emotional side of the piano much in the way of Chopin, Schubert and other Romantic composers. You'll also find a few classical tracks of harpsichord, organ and piano -- if it's keyboards you need, Tod has you covered!
Traditional burlesque barrelhouse style piano tune with flirty intro, building to a full out ending. Flirtatious yet reserved, old-fashioned, touching & endearing music. Old time Honky Tonk music for innocent family fare, or also great for 40s and 50s Burlesque, Vaudeville or tasteful striptease. Instrumental, Jazz, Ragtime
An easy going Dixieland piano renders a picture of contentment as if laying back in the shade of a big sycamore tree along the sunny riverbank, your shoes kicked off as you watch what there is to see along the river. Instrumental, Jazz, Dixieland
Clever, saucy, and with a swagger, piano and drums present this children's tune in a minor key with a 1930's Jazz flair; like the big, black ugly "gangster boss" spider of the old black and white cartoon days. Instrumental, Jazz, Cabaret
Sauntering swing piano, with easy going drums to create a cool cat jazz stroll that puts a smile on your face with an "everything's good and going my way" feeling. Works well for end credits, sitcom, public relations media, documentary, family productions, music bed for radio, tv or video games. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Stride
An old fashioned romp and scurry on piano in the style of the Keystone Kops, with a bright quick intro that builds to a big ending. Fun, campy, and great for 1920's and 1930's slapstick, silent film from Hollywood's Golden Era of movies. Rousing music for Speakeasys, saloons or bar scenes. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Stride
A docile dixieland rendition of New Orleans favorite with stride piano and drums. Beautiful, filled with hope and praise. Lovely traditional rendition that makes this song sing with warmth and memories for a bygone era when life was simpler and friendlier. Great American music from 20s, 30s and 40s. Instrumental, Jazz, Dixieland
Light, bright piano solo of Joplin's first hit song; a driving toe-tapper great for commercials and light hearted family friendly media projects. Spry fun wholesome, families and kids. Hot fast and playful. Rhythmic happy joyful, toe tapping, dancing, old timey, delightful & exciting piano playing. Instrumental, Jazz, Ragtime, Scott Joplin
New Orleans style blues with solo piano. From the early 1900s this has been recorded over 250 times, by Count Basie, Louie Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Benny Goodman... "He was her man, but he was doing her wrong!" Story: Frankie shot Johnny dead "rooty-toot-toot" when she caught him with Nellie Bly. Instrumental, Jazz, Folk Jazz
Upbeat Swing Style boogie piano, high energy with a sense of "cool," in the style of Fats Domino. Superb 1950's rock and roll piano, think Dick Clark's Bandstand and Pink Cadillac. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Stride
With the sounds of the Great Gatsby, of gangster and flappers, rum runners and G men, this track is right out of the era of prohibition. Rousing music for Speakeasys, saloons or bar scenes, gangster shootouts and heists. Piano and drums capture the character of the time. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Stride
Sauntering piano plays an easy going melody in the spirit of a summer evening picnic. Important American music from earlier decades in America, 1920s, 1930s. Fun, flirty, jazzy, with good beats. Down-home, sweet, wholesome, and uplifting tune. Quite frisky, too! Instrumental, Jazz, Cabaret
A bright rendering of the chorus from Tishomingo blues by Spencer Williams. Also recognized as opening tune for Prairie Home Companion. Bright and happy circa 1920, will turn your sepia tone media to full color. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Stride
Almost as if straight from one of Al Capone's speakeasys, this classic jazz standard with drums, piano and a smoking hot running bass. Smooth with a dash of Dixieland this track is fun, fast and wild. Great music from the golden era of American music for historical media. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Ensembles
With a boogie woogie bass, yet smooth swing of Glenn Miller, piano and drums put a twist on the Fats Domino-sound for a swinging version of this old American Folk tune. Jam session feel, makes great jitterbug track for dance teams or high energy media presentations. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Ensembles
Jazz Trio swings this American spiritual tune, nice for children's project, with an upbeat swaggering feel. Fun loving rendition with a sense of "cool." Excellent music bed or background, advertising, cartoon or children's media. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Ensembles
A hearty and energetic river boat era tune, with show stopping solo piano and good dynamic changes through sections. Wonderful track for documentary or historical works. Put the spirit of Mark Twain in your media project with this tune. Instrumental, Jazz, Dixieland
A classic rendering nostalgic golden oldie with a smattering of swing in the middle with piano and drums. Excellent choice for a message of a return to the good old days - tradition and better times. Festive infusion of fun from the golden era of hot music! Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Stride
Fast Jazzy Swing piano with snappy drums lay the background to the stereotypical babysitter vs baby battle. A touch of the Looney Tunes of yesteryear makes great chase music or background for lighthearted funny family media. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Ensembles
Jazzy honky tonk piano with drums makes for a variety of music from Keystone Cops' chases to the antics of the Little Rascals. From the Roarin' 20s to the Dirty 30s, the simple duo keeps the sound simple and straight forward as the times they represent. Great pack to have on hand! Instrumental, Jazz, Cabaret
19 full tracks of rolicking fun old time piano music; from blues to ragtime, from simple segue to show stopping tunes. Great for period styled work, cartoons, comedy, documentary, silent film or slapstick media projects. Instrumental, Jazz, Cabaret
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