Jim Brickman

Biography

Jim Brickman, whose distinctive piano personifies pure romance, celebrates his tenth anniversary as one of Windham Hill's best selling recording artists.

Since bursting onto the music scene – from commercial jingles to the recording industry, the competitive arena of radio airplay to the concert stage, Jim has appeared to be an overnight success. He was a smash in every musical endeavor he attempted. With ten albums to his name since his solo recording debut No Words in 1994, Jim Brickman's recording career has been filled with awards and success. He earned a 2003 Grammy nomination for the holiday CD Peace, was twice named performance rights organization SESAC Songwriter of the Year, received a Canadian Country Music Award for "Best Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration," and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association for his holiday hit The Gift. Jim has also earned four Gold records, one Platinum, and a huge following of intensely loyal fans during his 10-year career. His newest album Grace debuted at #1 on the Billboard New Age chart and #2 on the Billboard Christian Chart upon its release on April 19, 2005. Later this year, Jim returns to the recording studio for his first musical foray into the rich Disney repertoire, tentatively titled Imagine: Jim Brickman Plays the Music of Disney.

His reputation is further enhanced by best selling concert DVDs, his own weekly syndicated radio show Your Weekend with Jim Brickman, and his best selling books of essays co-authored with Cindy Pearlman, Simple Things and Love Notes: 101 Lessons from the Heart. Jim has captivated audiences with his popular live concerts in more that 125 US cities each year and sold out performances abroad. A strong supporter of public television, Jim starred in two critically acclaimed PBS television specials and is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Jim had the honor of performing at The Gala For the President at Ford Theatre hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, and hosting the A&E Winter Solstice on Ice.

Brickman cherishes the collaborative process and feels fortunate to have worked with some truly gifted people. His signature hit "Valentine," performed with Martina McBride, "The Gift" with Collin Raye and Susan Ashton, "Simple Things" with Rebecca Lynn Howard, and "Sending You A Little Christmas" sung by Kristy Starling, have all topped the charts for Brickman. Most recently he paired with Michael Bolton for the chart climbing hit "Hear Me" which is featured on his recently released Grace album. Among other memorable performance are his two television specials My Romance; An Evening with Jim Brickman featuring Olivia Newton-John, Donny Osmond, and Dave Koz, and Love Songs and Lullabies with guest stars Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski and All-4-One. Of course, touring with friends Anne Cochran and Tracy Silverman remains a favorite.

Beyond his more than 100 concerts per year in the U.S., Jim's popularity is as far reaching as The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Japan, England and Germany with sold-out concerts in each of those countries. In the 10-year span of his successful career, Jim Brickman has struck a chord with listeners, blending the timeless beauty of classical influences with the lively energy of contemporary pop. With songs that touch the heart and soul, Jim Brickman merits an enduring place with fans around the world.

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