JIM BRICKMAN

WEBSITE: http://www.jimbrickman.com/

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Jim Brickman (born November 20, 1961) is an American songwriter and pianist of pop and adult contemporary music, as well as a radio show host. Being named the most charted male adult contemporary artist to date,[1]Brickman has earned six Gold and Platinum albums. He is known for his solo piano compositions, pop-style instrumentals, and vocal collaborations with artists such as Lady Antebellum, Johnny Mathis, Michael W. Smith,Martina McBride, Megan Hilty, Donny Osmond, Delta Goodrem, Olivia Newton-John, and many others.[2] He has earned two Grammy nominations for his albums Peace (2003) for Best Instrumental, and Faith (2009) for Best New Age Album;[3] an SESAC "Songwriter of the Year" award; a Canadian Country Music Award for Best Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration; and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association.

Since 1997, he has hosted his own radio show called "Your Weekend with Jim Brickman", which is carried on radio stations throughout the United States.[4] Brickman has also released five PBS specials, and hosts an annual fan cruise. He is founder of Brickhouse Direct, a company that provides strategic marketing and e-commerce solutions for clients in a variety of industries.

Early years[edit]

Brickman was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio and attended Shaker Heights High School. He began playing piano at the age of five. Later he studied composition and performance at the Cleveland Institute of Musicwhile taking business classes at Case Western Reserve University.[5] In 1980, Brickman founded his own advertising music company called The Brickman Arrangement,[6] writing commercial jingles for many companies across the country such as McDonalds, Pontiac, City of Cleveland, Ohio Lottery, and Isuzu.[7]

Musical career[edit]

Brickman signed to Windham Hill Records in 1994 and released his first album, No Words featuring the song "Rocket to the Moon" which became his first solo instrumental to be ranked on the Billboard charts.[8] The songs "Angel Eyes" and "If You Believe" gained radio airplay from Brickman's second release, By Heart on the Windham Hill label in 1995. The following year, the CD's title track, "By Heart", became his first top 20 adult contemporary (AC) hit. In 1997, Brickman released the album Picture This, adding a vocal performance, "Valentine", sung by Martina McBride.[9] This song charted on both country and AC stations, with the album sellingplatinum.[10] By the end of the year, Brickman issued the first of many Christmas CDs, The Gift, with the title song featuring Collin Raye and Susan Ashton, topping three different charts; for this album, Brickman received a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association.[11] He later produced several other Christmas-themed albums, Peace (2003), Christmas Romance (2006), Homecoming (2007), and The Hymns and Carols of Christmas (2008);[12] and his two albums Grace (2005) and Faith (2008) concentrated on arrangements of well-known Christian music.[13]

During his career, Valentine went platinum, selling over one million records and four others have sold over 500,000 copies; By Heart (1995), Picture This (1997), The Gift (1997), and Destiny (1999), qualifying them as gold records in the United States.[14] In November 2005, three of Brickman's albums, The Disney Songbook (2004), Grace (2005) and Greatest Hits (2004), held the top three spots on Billboard's new age chart.[15] He also received a Grammy nomination in 2003, an SESAC "Songwriter of the Year" award, and aCanadian Country Music Award for "Best Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration".[16] The 2008 album Faith was nominated for the 2009 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.

Brickman composes a variety of music. Besides his piano compositions and love songs, he has also drafted arrangements of existing songs, and several of his albums feature arrangements of children's music. He has collaborated with artists from all genres with songs like "Love of My Life" with Michael W. Smith, "You" with Jane Krakowski, "Never Alone" with country group Lady Antebellum, "After All These Years" with Anne Cochran, and "Never Far Away" with Christian contemporary group Rush of Fools, among others.

Brickman's music is sometimes classified in the new-age genre, although the diversity of his music makes Brickman himself skeptical of this classification.[17]

In 2007, Brickman teamed up with Somerset Group Ltd., producing and distributing concept-based music to some of the country’s biggest retailers including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and Costco.

Radio show[edit]

Making its debut in January 1997, "Your Weekend with Jim Brickman" is a four-hour radio show that has been heard across the US featuring adult contemporary music blended with celebrity interviews, lifestyle features and entertainment reports.[18]

Distributed by Cumulus Media Networks, "Your Weekend with Jim Brickman" airs in more than 80 markets on stations like Milwaukee’s WLDB, Hartford’s WRCH, Honolulu’s KSSK, Cincinnati’s WRRM, and Salt Lake City’s KSFI. The show features experts includingShowbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer, HGTV’s Sabrina Soto, Dr. Drew Ramsey, and money expert Jean Chatzky.

TV specials[edit]

A strong supporter of PBS, Brickman has filmed and released the PBS specials My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman (2000),[19] Love Songs & Lullabies (2002), The Disney Songbook (2005),[20] and Beautiful World (2009).

In 2013, Brickman hosted 'Celebration of the '70s', a concert event featuring David Cassidy, Thelma Houston, Stephen Bishop, Rita Coolidge, David Pack (of Ambrosia), Yvonne Elliman, and Firefall, filmed live for XFinity On Demand for Comcast.

Other ventures[edit]

Since 2006, Brickman has hosted an annual fan cruise, being joined at sea with his fans for a week of activities and concerts.

In 2013, the first annual "Brickman Bash" kicked off in Nashville on July 18–21. Fans would spend a weekend with Brickman touring Franklin and Nashville, TN.

Partners[edit]

Since 2008, Brickman has partnered with American Greetings, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, Whole Foods, Yamaha, Celestial Seasonings, Audio-Technica, and Horatio Alger Association.

Media Appearances[edit]

Brickmam appeared on the September/October 2013 cover of Making Music Magazine to discuss his life and career.[21]

Brickhouse Direct[edit]

Brickman founded Brickhouse Direct (BHD) in 2003, a company that provides strategic marketing and e-commerce solutions for clients in a variety of industries. Brickhouse Direct has done work for a wide range of clients over the years including Universal Music,Concord Music Group, Carly Simon, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Sandi Patty, Casey Kasem, Dave Koz, Chris Sligh, Lenz Entertainment, Anita Renfroe and many others.[22]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year

Album

Chart Positions


RIAA



US

CAN Country


1994

No Words

1995

By Heart

187

Gold

1997

Picture This

30

Gold


The Gift

48

19

Gold

1998

Visions of Love

170

1999

Destiny

42

Gold

2000

My Romance

75

2001

Simple Things

54

2002

Love Songs and Lullabies

73


Valentine

2003

Peace

87

2004

Greatest Hits

134

2005

Grace

88


The Disney Songbook

142

2006

Escape

105


Christmas Romance

2007

Homecoming

96


Hope

2008

Valentine Reissue


Unspoken


Ultimate Love Songs


The Hymns and Carols of Christmas


Faith

2009

Beautiful World

89


Joy

185

2010

Home


Love

141

2011

All Is Calm: Peaceful Christmas Hymns

84


Romanza

2012

Believe


Piano Lullabies

2013

The Magic of Christmas

58


Love 2

"—" denotes releases that failed to chart, not released, or not certified






  • A "Valentine" was originally only released to Adult Contemporary, but because of Martina McBride's prominence in the country-and-western genre, it charted on the country charts as an album cut. It was remixed and released to country radio the following year. It also peaked at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • B "Sending You a Little Christmas" also peaked at No. 15 on Hot Christian Songs.
  • C "Escape" peaked at No. 17 on Hot Contemporary Jazz Songs.
  • D Peak position from Christmas version titled "Merry Christmas Beautiful."

Music videos[edit]

Year

Video

Director

1997

"Valentine" (with Martina McBride)[23]

Alan Glazen, Ron Goldfarb, Ted Zbozion


"Your Love" (with Michelle Wright)[24]

David Safian


"The Gift" (with Susan Ashton and Collin Raye)[25]

Norry Niven

2007

"Never Alone" (with Lady Antebellum)

Glenn Sweitzer


"Coming Home for Christmas" (with Richie McDonald)


2012

"Good Morning Beautiful" (with Luke McMaster)

George Tsioutsioulas





11/9/2014

Annapolis, MD

Rams Head on Stage

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11/28/2014

Allentown, PA

Miller Symphony Hall

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11/29/2014

Wilmington, DE

Grand Opera House

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11/30/2014

York, PA

Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center

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12/1/2014

Avon Park, FL

SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts

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VIDEO LINKS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G6wOuj0U-0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccw6u5BCCXU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ourF9l4ebNg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWyUYsdRwJk

Jim Brickman - "The Gift" with Anne Cochran and Tracy Silverman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQxWTvVbJYE

        DONNY OSMOND - The Gift

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBjlYSTK-ag

        DONNY OSMOND - LO?E OF M? LIFE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G61vZHvUcb8

    My Romance - An Evening with Jim Brickman: "Angel Eyes"

Find out why America is falling in love with romantic piano sensation Jim Brickman. With five best-selling albums in his repertoire, Brickman has won the hearts of millions of fans around the world, establishing himself as the first piano star in years to find enormous popular success with his number one songs "Valentin" and "The Gift," as well as his instrumental hits, "Angel Eyes" and "Partners In Crime."


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbFf7ssJQaA

Dave Koz and Jim Brickman - Partners in Crime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuolrdEeSL0

The Love I Found in you-Jim Brickman and Dave Koz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cltyYa-B1tE

Jim brickman live


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS9GH8XX3Ew

Jim Brickman feat. Wayne Brady - Beautiful


Links where to get music/piano sheets for Jim Brickman Songs:

http://sheetmusic.musicnotes.com/?featuretype=artist&featurename=Jim+Brickman

http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Brickman-Piano-Anthology-New/dp/076928289X

http://www.jimbrickman.com/

http://en.scorser.com/S/Sheet%2Bmusic/Jim%2BBrickman/-1/1.html

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/artists/jim-brickman-sheet-music/1901650

http://www.onlinesheetmusic.com/jim-brickman-a102.aspx

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Music Sheets:


ROCKET TO THE MOON - http://www.sheetmusic4you.net/phocadownload/userupload/21232f297a/JimBrickman-RocketToTheMoon.pdf


THE GIFT-

http://fortepiano.szm.com/notes/VALENTINE.pdf


ANGEL EYES

http://my-piano.info/PIANO/ANGELEYES.pdf



ALL I EVER WANTED

http://www.sheetmusicdownload.in/piano/sheets/277/Jim_Brickman_All_I_Ever_Wanted.html



LITTLE STAR

http://www.sheetmusicdownload.in/piano/sheets/14/Jim_Brickman_Little_Star.html


WINTER PIECE

http://www.sheetmusicdownload.in/piano/sheets/7/Jim_Brickman_Winter_Peace.html



BY HEART

http://www.sheetmusicdownload.in/piano/sheets/10/Jim_Brickman_By_Heart.html


NOTHING LEFT TO SAY

http://www.sheetmusicdownload.in/piano/sheets/6/Jim_Brickman_Nothing_Left_To_Say.html


CHRISTMAS THEMES

http://sheets-piano.ru/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Jim_Brickman_-_Christmas_Themes.pdf


VALENTINE

http://fortepiano.szm.com/notes/VALENTINE.pdf