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Judith Owen
featuring the legendary Leland Sklar
Performance of the Month

Join singer-songwriter and pianist Judith Owen for an intimate performance featuring legendary bassist Leland Sklar and master percussionist Pedro Segundo.

The songstress is known for her love of musical variety and melding it into a great stylistic gumbo all her own. Her 2016 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. The Sunday Times UK chose it as one of the best records of that year.

Her live performances, whether as a headliner or as the handpicked opening act for Bryan Ferry’s recent tours of Europe and North America, have been wowing listeners and gaining fans like fellow artist Jackson Browne, who said of Owen’s onstage prowess: “It’s a masterclass on how a show should be done.”

This performance was originally recorded live on August 29, 2017, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.


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Geoffrey Keezer with Gillian Margot
Festival of Arts

With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, multiple GRAMMY-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. A native of Eau Claire, WI, Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18, and touring in the company of Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Art Farmer, Benny Golson and Barbara Hendricks in his 20s. More recently he has toured with Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, David Sanborn, Chris Botti, Sting, Joe Locke and Christian McBride; produced and arranged three GRAMMY-nominated recordings with vocalist Denise Donatelli, and released a series of albums drawing influences from Hawaiian, Okinawan and Afro-Peruvian folk traditions. His 2009 album Áurea was nominated for a Best Latin Jazz Album GRAMMY award. Geoffrey’s 2013 solo piano release Heart of the Piano, seeks to redefine solo jazz piano as a personal and interactive showcase of melody, energy and groove, while his 2018 album On My Way to You is a stunning new set of music featuring his working trio with the addition of guest vocalist Gillian Margot.

Geoffrey’s compositions have been commissioned by the Mainly Mozart Festival, Art of Elán ensemble, Saint Joseph Ballet, Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra and Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. His music can be heard in the films What Happens in Vegas and Inhale, and in numerous TV shows.

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 performance was originally recorded on August 6, 2016, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.


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

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. Each of the final three performers chose a piano concerto from standard repertoire and performed with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.

This program features Timur Mustakimov (Russia) performing Beethoven’s “Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, (Emperor)”; Su Yeon Kim (South Korea) performing Rachmininoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme By Paganini, Op. 43”; and KaJeng Wong (Hong Kong) performing Beethoven’s “Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37.”

Following the individual performances, witness the rebroadcast of the competition's awards ceremony.

These performances were originally recorded and broadcast live on May 30, 2018, from Davis Concert Hall in Fairbanks, AK.


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Jane Lynch
See Jane Sing
Performance of the Month

Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Jane Lynch's See Jane Sing, a musical comedy cabaret show, first delighted audiences at the 2016 Festival of Arts Celebrity Benefit Event, which Lynch also hosted. Joining her on stage are special guests Kate Flannery of The Office and Tim Davis, Glee’s former vocal arranger.

Accompanied by a five-piece band, Jane Lynch shows off her musical chops and comedic wit and charm. Her live performance takes audiences on a musical journey through a world of songs from Broadway to cabaret with new takes on If Wishes Were Rainbows, Mr. Monotony, Far From the Home I Love, an epic take on Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, and a medley of songs that made her cry as a child, including Puff the Magic Dragon.

This performance was originally recorded live on August 5, 2017, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.


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