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LIVE! Second Round
Schubert Sonata - Day 2
2018 Alaska International
Piano-e-Competition

Pianists from around the world converge in Fairbanks to compete in the prestigious 2018 Alaska International Piano-e-Competition for more than $65,000 in prizes. Each of the 12 performers who advanced from the first round of competition will perform one of the seven available Schubert Sonatas in this second round: C Major, D840; A Minor, D845; D Major, D850; G Major, D894; C Minor, D958; A Major, D959 or B-flat Major, D960. This uncut, unedited performance will be broadcast LIVE from Davis Concert Hall in Fairbanks, AK.

Semi-final performances follow and will be broadcast LIVE:
Monday, May 28 – 2:00 PM PDT thru 11:00 PM PDT


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LIVE! Semi-Finals
Chamber Music Round
2018 Alaska International
Piano-e-Competition

Pianists from around the world converge in Fairbanks to compete in the prestigious 2018 Alaska International Piano-e-Competition for more than $65,000 in prizes. The field is narrowed to six performers, each of whom will perform a combination of solo repertoire plus one of the following Piano Trios in this semi-final round: Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1; Anton Arensky, Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32 or Felix Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49. This uncut, unedited performance will be broadcast LIVE from Davis Concert Hall in Fairbanks, AK.

Final performances follow and will be broadcast LIVE:
Wednesday, May 30 – 8:00 PM PDT thru 11:59 PM PDT


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LIVE! FINALS
Orchestra Round
2018 Alaska International
Piano-e-Competition

Pianists from around the world converge in Fairbanks to compete in the prestigious 2018 Alaska International Piano-e-Competition for more than $65,000 in prizes. In the finals, each of the final three performers will choose any piano concerto from standard repertoire. Their selections will be performed with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. This uncut, unedited performance will be broadcast LIVE from Davis Concert Hall in Fairbanks, AK.

Awards ceremony and gala concert performances follow and will be broadcast LIVE:
Thursday, May 31 – 8:00 PM PDT thru 11:59 PM PDT


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LIVE! Awards Ceremony
and Gala Concert
2018 Alaska International
Piano-e-Competition

What started with more than 53 performers representing 19 countries earlier this year now reaches its ultimate conclusion as the winners are announced, the awards are conferred, and you are treated to a gala concert with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra! This uncut, unedited performance will be broadcast LIVE from Davis Concert Hall in Fairbanks, AK.


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Judith Owen
featuring the legendary Leland Sklar

Join Judith Owen for an intimate performance featuring legendary bass player Leland Sklar and master percussionist Pedro Segundo. This pianist-singer-songwriter is known for her love of musical variety and melding it into a great stylistic gumbo all her own. Her latest release, Somebody’s Child, is the culmination of this mix: voice and piano front and center, songs that are vignettes of life crafted from the perspective that we are all “somebody’s child” – parental, as well as planetary. This performance was originally recorded live on August 29, 2017, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.


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Gerald Clayton Trio
from KC Jazz Club

On February 28, 2014, the Gerald Clayton Trio—featuring Yamaha Artist Gerald Clayton at the piano, Joe Saunders on bass, and Eric Harland on drums—played two sold-out sets at KC Jazz Club at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Clayton, son of bassist John Clayton and nephew of saxophonist Jeff Clayton, has a style that stands apart for its diversity. From swing to funk to hip hop, this GRAMMY-nominated pianist has forged a unique voice in today’s jazz world. This uncut, unedited performance was originally recorded on February 28, 2014, at KC Jazz Club at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.


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Geoffrey Keezer with Gillian Margot (Set 1)

With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. In this performance, he is joined by vocalist Gillian Margot, who feels equally at home in the musical worlds of jazz, R&B, and pop. This was originally recorded on August 6, 2016, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.


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Billy Valentine (Set 1)

Multitalented vocalist Billy Valentine’s varied career has taken him across the United States, throughout the many countries of Europe and even to the Middle East. Billy began his professional career as a solo artist opening for such luminaries as Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack in the 1970s. He also was the lead singer for the group Young Holt Unltd. Billy’s singing career quickly expanded into theatre and film. In 1977, he toured with the first national touring company of The Wiz as one of its main orchestra voices for over three years.

Billy has written numerous songs, collaborating with such greats as Will Jennings and co-writing three songs on the Neville Bros. Family Groove album. He also co-wrote the title track “My World” for the incomparable Ray Charles. His glorious singing voice was heard on the hit series Sons of Anarchy and Boston Legal, from the theme song right through to the end of each and every episode.

Currently, Billy can be found performing in local Los Angeles clubs, such as Vibrato in Bel Air and Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. This performance was originally recorded on August 17, 2016, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.


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Brian Simpson (Set 1)

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.


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

Pianists from around the world converged in Fairbanks to compete in the prestigious 2018 Alaska International Piano-e-Competition for more than $65,000 in prizes. In the finals, each of the final three performers chose a piano concerto from standard repertoire. Their selections were performed with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. This uncut, unedited performance was originally broadcast LIVE on May 30, 2018, from Davis Concert Hall in Fairbanks, AK.


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