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Jacqueline Schwab's improvisational playing has been heard internationally on the soundtracks of many public television series, including ten by filmmaker Ken Burns, most notably the Grammy-award winning Civil War. Ken collaborates with Jacqueline midway through production, recording her free improvisations on American traditional music. He has drawn on her ability to create an emotional mood with few notes. She has described her spare, elegiac work with him as "making an omelet just with eggs."

She recently composed and performed the solo piano soundtrack for WETA's documentary Mary Cassatt: A Brush with Independence. In other series, such as The Irish in America and New York: A Documentary Film, she worked under the direction of Grammy-award-winning composer Brian Keane.

Jacqueline has also created solo piano soundtracks for two Master Card commercials, including one with a baseball scene.

Jacqueline has performed on the following soundtracks:

PBS Series by Ken Burns: The Civil War (Grammy Award, 1990), Empire of the Air, Baseball (Emmy Award, 1995), The West, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Frank Lloyd Wright and Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Horatio's Drive, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, World War II, The National Parks: America's Best Idea

New York: A Documentary Film, PBS series by Ric Burns
Ansel Adams, PBS documentary by Ric Burns
Mary Cassatt: A Brush with Independence, WETA high-definition TV, by Jackson Frost
Family Reunion, Master Card commercial
First Game, Master Card baseball commercial

Mount Rushmore, PBS series
The Irish in America: The Long Journey Home, PBS series by Tom Lennon
The Murder of the Century, PBS American Experience program by Carl Carlson
Mary Silliman's War, documentary by Stephen Schecter