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Written by Melissa Kucirek   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 12:37

Jim Brickman’s A Christmas Celebration ( hits the road for the Holiday Season once again with an evening of dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals, and the warmth and humor that has made this concert a seasonal tradition for the past fifteen years. The five-time Platinum-selling pianist and songwriter, in addition to featuring favorite holiday music, will introduce fans to his upcoming album releases, All is Calm and Romanza.

Jim returns to Davenport, Iowa, on Monday, November 28, at the RiverCenter Adler Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating costs $67 (includes meet and greet), $47, $37 and $27. Applicable fees may apply. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9. Purchase tickets at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E 3rd Street), all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 800-745-3000 or online at

Once more this year, sold-out audiences will experience the romance and spirit of the holidays in an unforgettable evening of music, laughter and memories. Jim and his special guests, singers Anne Cochran and Benjamin Utecht, plus electric violinist Tracy Silverman, will blend fan favorites and seasonal classics with brand-new Brickman compositions.

“It's my favorite time of year,” Jim says, “and celebrating across the country with fans and friends makes it that much more special.”

To complement the tour this fall, Jim will release two Target exclusives: All is Calm, a CD that celebrates the warmth of the holiday season; and Romanza, a disc filled with romance and inspiration from Italy. Please check regularly for more information.

About Jim Brickman

Jim has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded guest vocals. Jim’s lineup of collaborators include such gifted singers as Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, Gerald Levert, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond, Olivia Newton-John, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Five American Idol Finalists.

Since the 1994 release of his debut album No Words, Jim Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him a marquis name among contemporary instrumental hit-makers. His signature style of playing and songwriting has also brought him six Gold- and Platinum-selling albums, the most charted Adult Contemporary hits of the decade (30), two Grammy nods (in 2003 and 2009), two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award (presented by the Gospel Music Association).

Jim is a strong supporter of Public Television, and has had four PBS concert specials: Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom —The Disney Songbook (2005), My Romance, An Evening with Jim Brickman (2000), Love Songs and Lullabies (2002) and Beautiful World (2009).

Other artistic endeavors include a weekly radio show, Your Weekend with Jim Brickman; two best selling books, Simple Things and Love Notes; performances at Carnegie Hall and at the White House; as well as standing-room-only concerts from Spain to Thailand. Jim supports several charitable foundations for children, including Autism Speaks, Camp Heartland, and UNICEF, and has a scholarship foundation in his name at his alma mater, The Cleveland Institute of Music.


About Benjamin Utecht

With a microphone in one hand and a Super Bowl ring on the other, Benjamin is making his touring debut with Jim Brickman in A Christmas Celebration. Since retiring from the National Football League in 2009, he has sung the National Anthem for both President Bush and at the Cincinnati Reds’ 2010 home opener. He’s had the honor of performing with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (conducted by the legendary Erich Kunzel), the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Sandi Patty (gospel music’s most-awarded female artist of all time). Look for Benjamin’s holiday album, Christmas Hope, which will be released in October, 2011.

About Anne Cochran

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 happily shared the stage with Jim Brickman, Collin Raye, Donny Osmond, Dave Koz, Tracy Silverman, Jeff Timmons, Kristy Starling, Mario Frangoulis, Michael Feinstein, Mike Eldred, Wayne Brady, Michael Bolton and Linda Eder.


About Tracy Silverman

Tracy Silverman has redefined the violin with his instantly recognizable trademark sound. Lauded by the BBC as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin,” 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 produced and performs on Jim Brickman’s hit CDs Simple Things, Love Songs and Lullabies, Escape and Homecoming, and appeared on all four of Jim’s popular TV specials.



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