Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star studded vocal collaborations.
Since the release of his debut album “No Words” in 1994, Jim Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him the best selling solo piano artist of our time. His signature style has also brought him two Grammy nods, four Gold albums, and 30 charted adult radio hits. Brickman received top honors with two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association.
Jim Brickman’s newest CD, Comfort and Joy celebrates the warm feelings of the holiday season with a collection of Christmas classics and brand new original songs. Featured performers include Anne Cochran, Tracy Silverman, Charlie Allen, Leslie Odom Jr., Sandi Patty, John Oates and the legendary Johnny Mathis.
Brickman’s best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine”, “The Gift”, “Love of My Life”, “Simple Things” and “Peace.” He has established a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists that include: Martina McBride, Gerald Levert, Lady Antebellum, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond, and Olivia Newton-John.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio Brickman began playing piano at the age of five and studied at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music where a scholarship has been established in his honor. He founded his own advertising music company in 1980.
Brickman has received worldwide acclaim as a performer. His concerts have been enjoyed internationally and in over 125 cities across the U.S, including shows at Carnegie Hall and the White House. He recently performed on his eighth Jim Brickman Cruise.
Jim Brickman hosts The Jim Brickman Show, a weekly radio show, heard in over 80 cities across North America. He has authored three best-sellers, Simple Things, Love Notes and his latest book Soothe – How To Find Calm Amidst Everyday Chaos.
A strong supporter of PBS, Brickman has taped five concert specials presented on the network, which include Celebration of the 70’s (2013) Beautiful World (2009), Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom—The Disney Songbook (2005), My Romance, An Evening with Jim Brickman (2000) and Love Songs and Lullabies (2002)