JIM BRICKMAN: ON A WINTER'S NIGHT Plays Aronoff Center Today
Jim Brickman continues to wow audience members year after year with his intimate and beloved holiday tour. Performing live in one spectacular concert, Jim Brickman: ON A WINTER'S NIGHT will play the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall today, December 30th at 2:00 pm.
Ticket are on sale now at www.CincinnatiArts.org, 513-621-ARTS , and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Prices are $75.00, $45.00, $42.50, and $38.50 (additional ticketing fees may apply; prices subject to change). For Group sales (10 or more) please call 513-977-4157.
The best-selling piano artist and his special guests will delight audiences with classic and contemporary holiday music, fan favorites, and songs from Jim Brickman's latest CD, BELIEVE. Dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals, warmth, and humor make this an ideal winter season celebration.
Jim Brickman has revolutionized solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. With over seven million records sold, Jim's signature songwriting style, original music, and unique performances have also brought him six Gold and Platinum selling albums, 30 charted adult radio hits, Grammy nominations in 2003 & 2009, two SESAC "Songwriter of the Year" awards, a Canadian Country Music Award, and a Gospel Music Association Dove Award.
His best-known compositions include the chart-toppers "Valentine," "The Gift," "Love of My Life," "Simple Things," and "Peace." In January 2012, Jim commanded the top three spots on the Top 10 of Billboard's New Age chart for his albums LOVE, ROMANZA and ALL IS CALM. His albums feature collaborations with such noted vocalists as Martina McBride, Gerald Levert, Lady Antebellum, Matt Giraud, 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, Jim began playing piano at the age of five and studied music at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. He founded his own advertising music company in 1980, writing commercial jingles for such advertisers as McDonald's, Pontiac, and Kellogg's.
Brickman has been a strong supporter of PBS, starring in four TV concert specials: Beautiful World (2009), Jim Brickman Live from Disney's Magic Kingdom (2005), My Romance-An Evening with Jim Brickman (2000), and Love Songs and Lullabies (2002).
Other artistic endeavors include a popular weekly radio show, Your Weekend with Jim Brickman; two best-selling books, Simple Things and Love Notes; debuts at Carnegie Hall and the White House; and international touring from Spain to Thailand. His Jim Brickman Cruises have become an annual hot-ticket event.
Jim lends a hand to many charitable foundations for children, including Autism Speaks and UNICEF. A scholarship was recently established in his name at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Anne Cochran has had the good fortune to perform at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden, and her now-classic single "After All These Years" was a Top 5 hit. She has been known to deliver a stirring "Star-Spangled Banner" at the NCAA Women's Championship Basketball Final, perform at Hollywood's CAMIE Awards, and co-host a breast cancer research gala benefit with comedian Bob Newhart. Anne has happily shared the stage with Jim Brickman, Collin Raye, Donny Osmond, Dave Koz, Tracy Silverman, Jeff Timmons, Kristy Starling, Wayne Brady, Michael Bolton, and Linda Eder. To savor Anne's magic on CD, sample just-out Two of Hearts, a collection of beautifully-styled love song duets, performed with tenor Benjamin Utecht. Formore information, visit www.annecochran.com.
Luke McMaster has come full circle in the world of the music business. Formerly half of the acclaimed duo McMaster & James, Luke has experienced touring the world with acts like Chantal Kreviazuk, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera. Aside from touring, Luke's natural gift for songwriting led him to Toronto, New York, and L.A. to work with a wide variety of international talent including Rihanna and Nick Lachey. In 2011, Luke relaunched his performance career and quickly began touring again. This fall, Luke will release his new CD, ALL ROADS, a collection of brand new, original music featuring "Good Morning Beautiful." For more information, visit www.lukemcmaster.com.
Tracy Silverman has redefined the violin with his instantly-recognizable trademark sound. The Juilliard graduate's groundbreaking work with the six-string electric violin has forever transformed violin playing, much as Hendrix did with the electric guitar. Tracy appears on many of Jim Brickman's CD's and DVD's and has orchestrated Jim's music for full symphony. Tracy has appeared on numerous national TV and radio programs such as NPR's Performance Today and CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, and is a faculty member at Belmont University and at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music in Nashville, where he lives with his wife and 4 children.For more information, visit www.tracysilverman.com.
CAA Applauds its generous sponsors:
SEASON SPONSORS: AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, CADILLAC, LOCAL12 WKRC, FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner)
"CAA PRESENTS" SPONSORS: Arthur Murray Dance Studio - Cincinnati, Heidelberg Distributing, Coldwell Banker West Shell, Macy's, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., Ultimate Air Shuttle
SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS: CityBeat, Cincinnati Herald, Millennium Hotel Cincinnati, Furniture Fair
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