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Judith Owen
featuring the legendary Leland Sklar
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Geoffrey Keezer with Gillian Margot
Festival of Arts 2016
(Set 1)

   On Demand Weekend

The Piano Guys
DisklavierTV debut!
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Billy Valentine
Festival of Arts 2016
(Set 1)

   On Demand Weekend

Brian Simpson
Festival of Arts 2016
(Set 1)

   On Demand Weekend

Finals - Orchestra Round
2018 Alaska International
Piano-e-Competition

Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Su Yeon Kim (South Korea), 3rd Prize
2018 Alaska International
Piano-e-Competition

   On Demand Weekend

Timur Mustakimov (Russia), 2nd Prize
2018 Alaska International
Piano-e-Competition

   On Demand Weekend

KaJeng Wong (Hong Kong), 1st Prize
2018 Alaska International
Piano-e-Competition

   On Demand Weekend

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Brian Simpson
Festival of Arts 2016
(Set 1)

  

Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Inspired keyboardist, composer, prolific studio musician, and producer, Brian Simpson is a master of all he purveys. His eloquent approach to playing, sophisticated harmonics sense, bluesy overtones, R&B flavor, and keen sense on how to craft a song that stands the test of time have made him the go-to man for many. Through the years Simpson has been revered for his unparalleled ability to compose unforgettable melodies and irresistible grooves.

Simpson’s breakthrough as a solo artist began in 2005 with the #1 radio hit “It’s All Good.” The title track of It’s All Good proved instantly and joyfully prophetic, as it hit #1 on the Radio & Records Smooth Jazz Airplay chart and remained in the Top 5 for four months. His follow-up single “Saturday Cool” went Top 15. He has toured with some of the greats of recent jazz history, including George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, George Howard, Billy Cobham, and Gerald Albright.

Brian has been the musical director for jazz saxophonist Dave Koz for close to 20 years, and for close to a decade the Musical Director of the ambitious and highly popular “The Smooth Jazz Cruise.” This performance was originally recorded on August 4, 2016, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.