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NEW! Jason Feddy: A Tribute to Joe Cocker (Set 2)
2018 Festival of Arts
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

NEW! Jason Feddy: A Tribute to Joe Cocker (Set 1)
2018 Festival of Arts
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Piano Extravaganza - Closing Concert
Newport Music Festival 2013

   On Demand Weekend

Mike Garson & Friends
Holiday Special
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Yule Log
Music by Robert Thies

   On Demand Weekend

Scenes of the Season

   On Demand Weekend

Starry Night: A Celebration of Christmas
with Chadwick Johnson

   On Demand Weekend

Scott Wilkie: Joy
The Christmas Concert

   On Demand Weekend

NEW! Steve Tyrell
2018 Festival of Arts
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Terry Steele: The Legacy of Luther Vandross
(Set 1)
2018 Festival of Arts
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Terry Steele: The Legacy of Luther Vandross
(Set 2)
2018 Festival of Arts
Performance of the Month

   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.
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.