Embarking on his 18th annual holiday tour, Jim Brickman, the best-selling solo pianist of our time, will once again wow audiences from coast to coast with On A Winter’s Night.
Celebrating the sounds of the season in a big way, Brickman will showcase new music, along with holiday favorites and the hits that made him the most charted (30) Billboard® Adult Contemporary artist, earning him two Grammy® nods and four gold albums. With featured musical guests, feelings of hope and joy are fused together with Brickman’s most beloved hits like “Valentine,” “If You Believe,” “The Gift,” “Angel Eyes,” and “Sending You A Little Christmas.”
“I love to perform live more than anything and I think the tone of my shows is such a familial and inviting type of experience that it’s really become a tradition for a lot of people, which I’m thankful for,” says Brickman. On A Winter’s Night kicked off the day after Thanksgiving at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown, Pa.
Closing 2014 on a high note with 20 years in the music business, Brickman is still at the top of his game. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Brickman began playing piano at the age of five, studying at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music where he was honored with a scholarship in his name in 2012. Brickman is the host of a weekly syndicated radio show, Your Weekend with Jim Brickman, airing on 80 plus stations across North America and authored two best-selling books, Simple Things and Love Notes. Brickman champions many charitable foundations including his cherished relationship with The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans and is a strong supporter of PBS, having filmed four TV specials for the network.
Music for soothing the aches of daily life and music for hanging the mistletoe – that’s the Jim Brickman way. The highest compliment you can pay this pop pianist is to tell him that his compositions became the soundtrack while delivering a baby, taking a bubble bath, enduring chemotherapy, lulling your little one to sleep, dancing with daddy at your wedding and falling in love again.
“This is more than just ‘I love that hit song,’” Brickman said. “It’s about the experience. I am interested in all the ways that people use the music more so than ever. I want the music to be a constant part of their lives.” In April 2015, Brickman continues exploring the ways we help to soothe ourselves and each other with his Soothe project, available on CD, book and beyond.
Brickman’s On A Winter’s Night will be at the Morris Performing Arts Center on Monday, Dec. 29. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50. For a full list of tour stops, visit www.jimbrickman.com.
For tickets or more information visit www.morriscenter.org or call (574) 235-9190 or (800) 537-6415. The Morris Performing Arts Center box office is located at 211 N. Michigan St., hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.