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 began his musical journey at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. He grew up just south of Chicago, IL, loving genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower of Power, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets, Sting and Chick Corea. So naturally gifted was Brian, his 7th grade piano recital consisted of all original tunes. Brian flourished in school bands throughout high school and moved downtown Chicago to continue his musical studies at DePaul University. In 1994, at age 20, Brian self-produced his debut album, Long Night Out. After that release, he then went on to compose jingles for clients such as United Airlines, Gatorade, Sears, Coors and McDonald's in the bustling city's highly competitive advertising community while still continuing to make records and tour.

Since then, Brian has released thirteen more albums, toured around the world, seen his name at the top of Billboard and radio charts, worked and performed with industry all-stars like Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Larry Graham, Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Musiq Soulchild, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown, and Bootsy Collins just to name a few, and received numerous awards including being nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award and a 2012 Soul Train Award.

Also in 2012, Brian founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway which is a 5-day festival of wine, food, art and music set in California's famous wine region. The inaugural event featured Sinbad, Oleta Adams, Kenny Lattimore, David Benoit, Eric Darius and many top wineries throughout Napa Valley including Silver Oak, Chimney Rock and others. After three successful years, the 4th annual is already on sale for June 10-14, 2015.

Regardless of his success, fans can be rest assured that with 14 albums and counting, Brian Culbertson always brings his very best – and brings the very best out of others – in all of his broad-ranging musical endeavors. Check out Brian's brand new project, a complete remake of his debut album, Another Long Night Out. 

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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

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 Night

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

ROLE:

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Composer, Performer

Composer, Performer

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Trombone

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Composer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Producer, Performer

Keyboards

Producer, Performer

Guest Artist, Producer

Producer, Performer

Piano

Producer, Performer

Keyboards, B3 Organ

Piano, Keyboards, 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

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Performed and recorded with...

David Sanborn, Larry Graham, Michael McDonald, Chuck Brown, Bootsy Collins, Musiq Soulchild, Gerald Albright, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Ledisi, Boney James, Avant, Marcus Miller, Tower of Power, Faith Evans, Earl Klugh, Dave Koz, 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, Mike Phillips, Prince, 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, Sheila E., Jeff Golub, Howard Hewett, Marc Antoine, Paul Brown, Nathan East, Natalie Cole, Greg Adams, Larry Braggs, Sinbad and more.


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