Ten Grands



Ten Grands Seattle has raised over one million dollars for music education. Be part of the thrill! Join us for an unforgettable evening with award-winning pianists.

Ten Grands is a fundraiser benefiting music education programs throughout Washington State. Thank you for your support!


Dates and Tickets

  • 12 May (Sat) 2018 7:00PM


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Colleen Adent


Colleen Adent is a classically-trained, improvisationally-minded pianist. As one of the Pacific Northwest’s accomplished pianists, the uniqueness of Colleen’s artistry lies in her ability to improvise as well as perform as a classical musician.

Michael Allen Harrison


Michael Allen Harrison is known for his piano solo performances and recordings, his upbeat sound with his band, his work with inspiring vocalist Julianne Johnson, his skills producing and creating music for ballet, theater and film, his love for teaching, and his giving spirit.

Yelena Balabanova


Yelena Balabanova, a native of Moscow, Russia, is one of only 6 Steinway Classical Artists in our state. She is an acclaimed soloist and is widely recognized for her extensive repertoire, original interpretations, and innovative programs.

Tom Grant


Tom Grant is one of the original Smooth Jazz artists, considered one of the founders of that genre who's hit records on major labels from the 80's propelled him to national and international recognition.

JJ Guo


JJ is a second year Informatics major at the University of Washington. He performed in the Seattle and Portland Ten Grands from 2007–2015.

Kelsey Lee Keogh


This is Kelsey Lee Keogh’s second year with Ten Grands. She is a pianist in the greater Seattle area, and can be found regularly performing at SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle, Canlis and The Bellevue Collection.

Arthur Migliazza


Award winning Blues and Boogie Woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13. He is a member of the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and in his 25+ years of performing has been privileged to play on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the sold out Kings of Boogie Tour, the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, as well as on National Public Radio in the US.

Ariel Pocock


25-year-old Ariel Pocock has received international acclaim as an equally captivating jazz pianist, vocalist, and composer. Ariel's notable performances as a headline act include the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the 2014 Jazz Cruise, the Tokyo Jazz Festival, the Quebec City International Jazz Festival, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and many more.

Mac Potts


Mac Potts was born blind, with absolutely no vision, whatsoever. He began playing piano at about two.

Mark Salman


Mr. Salman’s performances have taken him to Europe, Asia, Canada and throughout the United States. He has performed in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, has been the subject of profiles in The New York Times and has been featured in numerous radio and television broadcasts in the U.S., Europe and in China.

Julianne Johnson Weiss


Overton Berry

Overton Berry began his musical career over fifty years ago at the age of 16 when he played USO shows at military bases on the west coast with the first Overton Berry Trio. Since those early beginnings the music has never stopped. He is described in the Pacific Northwest as “a living legend”, and his wealth of experience and generations of fans bear witness to this affectionate accolade.