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Jon Kimura Parker, Paying Homage to Billy Joel

Jon Kimura Parker, Paying Homage to Billy Joel

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Hear Jon Kimura Parker play 'Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.'

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It's not every day you hear a Billy Joel composition on Performance Today.

Jon Kimura Parker confides that at a 20th high school reunion, "everybody ended up requesting that I play the same piece of music."

That would be "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," which Parker chose for an encore at Piano Festival Northwest in Eugene, Ore.

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