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Melissa Manchester
Special Encore Event
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

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True Willie
and the Boys
2019 Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Solomon Ge (USA), Fourth Prize
2019 International e-Piano
Junior Competition

   On Demand Weekend

NEW!
Russell Ferrante and
Bob Mintzer
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

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Téka
2019 Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Eric Guo (Canada), Third Prize
2019 International e-Piano
Junior Competition

   On Demand Weekend

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LP and the Vinyl
2019 Festival of Arts
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Yu Lei (China), Second Prize
2019 International e-Piano
Junior Competition

   On Demand Weekend

Marty Ashby with Sean Jones
A Holiday Celebration
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Starry Night: A Celebration of Christmas
with Chadwick Johnson
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Seasonal Stylings
with Tony DeSare
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Mike Garson & Friends
Holiday Special
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

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Brian Simpson
Special Encore Event
Performance of the Month

  

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 nearly 20 years, and almost a decade the Musical Director of the ambitious and highly popular Smooth Jazz Cruise.

This performance was originally recorded live 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 nearly 20 years, and almost a decade the Musical Director of the ambitious and highly popular Smooth Jazz Cruise.

This performance was originally recorded live on August 4, 2016, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.