2019 Premiere Series Retrospective

Kenny Banks Jr. made us Get Happy at the first Premiere Series of the 2019 American Pianists Awards, and we have been smiling nonstop since September 2018, as Billy Test, Keelan Dimick, Dave Meder and Emmet Cohen came through town!

With an eye toward Discovery Week and the finals of the competition, here is a five minute mashup of each Premiere Series concert at the Jazz Kitchen:



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