American Pianists Awards Gala Finals

Five finalists for the 2019 American Pianists Awards perform with Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and the Buselli–Wallarab Jazz Orchestra. The winner will receive the Cole Porter Fellowship--valued at over $100,000.

In the first half, each finalist performs a standard with Kurt Elling. In the second half, each finalist performs an original arrangement by Brent Wallarab of a standard with the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra. 

For premium seating on the main floor, dress circle and first mezzanine including valet parking and intermission hospitality, please contact the American Pianists Association at 317-940-9945 or apainfo@americanpianists.org.

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1st half: approximately 55 minutes Intermission 2nd half: approximately 55 minutes Video and Awards Presentation: 45 minutes Total duration approximately 175 minutes.

Jazz standards to be announced from the stage.

Kenny Banks Jr.

Piano

Emmet Cohen

Piano

Keelan Dimick

Piano

Dave Meder

Piano

Billy Test

Piano

Kurt Elling

Vocalist

Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Emcee

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