Mesa Arts Center Presents Pianists David Benoit and Brian Culbertson, 3/10


Mesa Arts Center presents David Benoit & Brian Culbertson: piano2piano on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Two profile keyboardists in contemporary jazz will be joining together to perform some of their greatest hits as well as original compositions the pair has collaborated on. They will be playing dueling acoustic pianos.

David Benoit is a five-time Grammy Award nominee with credits as a pianist, composer, and producer. He also serves as the director for the Asian American Symphony Orchestra. Benoit has recorded 32 releases, including a tribute to his influence, Bill Evans, as well as a Charles Schultz memorial album entitled Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years. In 2010, Benoit was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by The American Smooth Jazz Awards.

BRIAN CULBERTSON has 12 records under his belt. His latest release, XII, features performances by Brian McKnight, Avant, Faith Evans, and many more. In total, Culbertson has performed on over twenty #1 records, and is one of the most highly regarded contemporary jazz pianists of this time. Brian has also regularly been an opening act for Barry Manilow's shows outside of Las Vegas since 2007.

Mesa Arts Center

Ikeda Theater

One East Main Street

Mesa, AZ 85201

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Mesa Arts Center Box Office at 480-644-6500 or visit

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