Brian exclusively plays Mason & Hamlin pianos and Roland keyboards.  

Brian exclusively plays Mason & Hamlin pianos and Roland keyboards.

 

>AWARDS

2001 Keyboardist of the Year at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards

2004 All That Jazz Award at the ASYM Awards

2010 International Artist of the Year at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards

2011 Keyboardist of the Year at the American Smooth Jazz Awards

2011 Entertainer of the Year at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards

2011 Keyboardist of the Year at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards

2011 Male Artist of the Year at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards

2011 Song of the Year "That's Life" at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards

2011 Album of the Year (XII) at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards

2011 Collaboration of the Year (Earl Klugh) at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards

2012 Soul Train Award nomination for Best Jazz Artist

2012 NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Jazz Album (Dreams)

>BIOGRAPHY<

Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer who crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B, and funk and heralds from the musically rich city of Chicago. Starting at the early age of 8 on piano, he quickly picked up several other instruments by age 12 including drums, trombone, bass, & euphonium. Inspired by the great R&B/Jazz/Pop artists of the 70’s like EWF, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn, and others, Brian Culbertson started composing original music for his 7th grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped having self-produced 16 solo albums, most of which have topped the Billboard charts. Brian is always striving to push the boundaries of the contemporary jazz scene which is evident by his latest album, Funk! This new set is a throwback to the stanky P-Funk records from back in the day combining the throbbing bass lines, greasy horn lines, sing-a-long choruses and landing hard on the ‘One.’

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>SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

ARTIST:

Bob James

Richard Elliot

Steve Cole

Peter White

Rick Braun

Wayman Tisdale

Dave Koz

Steve Reid

Bob James

Norman Brown

Jeff Jarvis

Steve Cole

Michael Manson

Dave Koz & Friends

Michael Lington

Paul Jackson, Jr.

Richard Smith

Dave Koz

David Benoit

Steve Cole

Donny Osmond

Norman Brown

Michael Lington

Hubert Laws

LaShell Griffin

Luther Vandross Tribute

Peter White

Brian Bromberg

Jeff Golub

Warren Hill

Holly Robinson Peete

Richard Elliot

Rick Braun

Eric Darius

Michael Manson

Doc Powell

Dave Koz

Eric Marienthal

Dave Koz

Michael Lington

Dave Koz

Andrew Neu

Chuck Loeb

Avant

Dave Koz

Faith Evans

Dave Koz

Vivian Green

Michael Lington

Eric Marienthal

Dave Koz & Friends

Selina Albright

Marqueal Jordan

Rick Braun

DW3

Dave Koz

Cecil Ramirez

Adam Hawley

Michael Lington

Paul Jackson, Jr.

Chuck Loeb

ALBUM:

Playin' Hooky

Jumpin' Off

Stay Awhile

Perfect Moment

Full Stride

Decisions

The Dance

Passion In Paradise

Joy Ride

Celebration

Morning Drive

Between Us

The Bottom Line

Golden Slumbers

Everything Must Change

Still Small Voice

Soulidified

Saxophonic

Right Here, Right Now

NY LA

What I Meant To Say

West Coast Coolin' 

Stay With Me

Moondance

Free

Forever, For Always For...

Confidential

Choices

Temptation

PopJazz

Waiting For You All My Life

Metro Blue

Sessions, Vol. 1

Just Getting Started

Just Feelin' It

Doc Powell

Memories of A Winter's...

Just Around The Corner

At The Movies

Heat

Greatest Hits

Try Something Neu

Between 2 Worlds

The Letter

Hello Tomorrow

Something About Faith

Ultimate Christmas

The Green Room

Pure

It's Love

Summer Horns

Brighter

Catalyst

Can You Feel It

Vintage Truth

Collaborations: 25th

Party In The Back

Just The Beginning

Second Nature

Songs From Stoppin' Willie

Unspoken

ROLE:

Composer

Keyboards

Producer, Performer

Composer, Performer

Composer, Performer

Piano

Producer, Performer

Piano

Composer, Keyboards

Composer

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Trombone

Producer, Performer

Trombone

Producer, Performer

Composer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Keyboards

Producer, Performer

Guest Artist, Producer

Producer, Performer

Piano

Producer, Performer

Keyboards, B3 Organ

Piano, Producer

Composer, Performer

Composer, Trombone

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Piano

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Performer

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Trombone

Trombone Solo

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Keyboards

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Trombone Solo, Composer

Piano

Piano

Piano

Piano

Producer, Composer, Pno

Synth Solo

Piano

Trombone Solo

Composer

Piano

YEAR:

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>Performed + recorded with...

Stevie Wonder, Maurice White, Bootsy Collins, Prince, David Sanborn, Larry Graham, Michael McDonald, Chuck Brown, Natalie Cole, Musiq Soulchild, Gerald Albright, George Benson, Ledisi, Fourplay, Boney James, Avant, Marcus Miller, Tower of Power, Faith Evans, Earl Klugh, Chris Botti, James Ingram, Vivian Green, Al Jarreau, Stokley Williams, Bobby Caldwell, Will Downing, Eric Darius, Maysa, Steve Cole, Eric Benét, Take 6, Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Paul Jackson Jr., Patti Austin, Ray Parker Jr., Wayman Tisdale, Candy Dulfer, The Ohio Players, Peter White, Larry Carlton, Rick Braun, Clark Terry, Mindi Abair, David Benoit, Barry Manilow, Kirk Whalum, Sheldon Reynolds, Noel Gourdin, Norman Brown, Average White Band, Mike Phillips, Lalah Hathaway, Randy Crawford, Michael Lington, Keiko Matsui, Larry Dunn, The Perri Sisters, Brian McKnight, Herb Alpert, Jeff Lorber, Richard Elliot, Warren Hill, Brian Bromberg, Chuck Loeb, Oleta Adams, DW3, Bob James, Donny Osmond, Lee Ritenour, Jonathan Butler, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Rahsaan Patterson, Kenny Lattimore, Natalie "The Floacist" Stewart, Dave Koz, Sheila E., Jeff Golub, Howard Hewett, Marc Antoine, Paul Brown, Nathan East, Sinbad and more.


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