Brian Culbertson

Keyboard| Friday at 9:30 pm

The talented composer, arranger, keyboardist, and trombonist Culbertson began his musical training at the age of eight with piano lessons, at nine he moved to drums, at ten trombone, and at 12 bass. Bored with classical recital pieces, he began composing in junior high. His dedication earned him six individual and five group Down Beat student awards in high school. After completing his studies at private DePaul University in Chicago, Brian went on to compose jingles for clients such as United Airlines, Oldsmobile, Sears and McDonald’s.

At age 20, he self-produced his debut album “Long Night Out”. In 2001, Brian released “Nice & Slow” (featuring special guest trumpeter Herb Alpert and singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore), which spent six weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart thanks to the #1 singles “Get It On” and “All About You”. On stage and in studio, Brian performed with stars such as Patti Austin, Will Downing, Chris Botti, Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz and Boney James. In total, he has released 12 albums and produced or performed on over 20 #1 records.

His actual album “XII” (2010) hits #2 of the Billboard Jazz Album charts.

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