"I recently heard your music playing in a gift shop, and I just had to buy one of your CDs! Being a pianist myself, I find your music very inspiring and motivating! When I actually sat down and listened to your CD, I was blown away, and I can honestly say that it's one of the most beautiful sounds I've heard. Thanks for sharing your musical gifts! ~ Carley, Howard Lake, MN"



A Message from Jim

Thanks very much for visiting PianoFavorites.com. Welcome!

If you're a fan of relaxing solo piano music, you've come to the right place. I hope you'll take a minute to look - and listen - around the site.

Whether you're interested in Christmas music, Broadway show tunes, movie melodies, love songs or inspirational music, we've developed this site to make it as simple as possible to find exactly what you're looking for. In addition to CDs, downloads and free song clips, you'll also find more information about me, details about upcoming performances, how to join my fan club, and retail locations in your area that carry my music.

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you'll check back often, and please don't hesitate to drop me a note anytime at jim@pianofavorites.com.

Latest News



This February, you're invited to a cozy Valentine-themed concert featuring delectable desserts, bubbly champagne, limited seating, and a chance to get up close and personal with the artist. This is live music like you've never experienced before. You'll be treated to a full-length concert of Jim McDonough's most requested songs played on his own personal Steinway within arms reach. A perfect Valentine experience to share with your family, friends, or that special someone.

These events are just around the corner, and seating is limited to 50 guests. Don't miss sharing this memorable experience with those you love - make plans today!

For more information, click here.


Announcing the latest CD from International Steinway Artist Jim McDonough, entitled Holiday Grande, a taste of Jim’s spectacular live holiday shows of the same name.

This exciting release is filled with re-mastered recordings of holiday favorites, and in addition to Jim McDonough’s signature style of solo piano music, this special album also features holiday favorites with full orchestrations and Jim McDonough’s vocals.

“I’ve had so much fun producing my live Christmas shows over the years, and many people have asked for a recording of some of that music,” says Jim. “I’m so thrilled to offer this taste of my Holiday Grande production show on CD, and hope it furthers your celebration of the season!”

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Legendary piano maker, Steinway & Sons, names Jim McDonough to its worldwide artist roster. From classical pianists like Lang Lang, to jazz stars like Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr., to pop icons like Billy Joel, to "immortals" like Irving Berlin and Cole Porter; as a Steinway Artist, McDonough joins an exclusive international list of the most accomplished and discriminating performing artists.