Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations.
With over 7 million records sold, Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him the best selling solo piano artist of our time. His signature songwriting style, original music, and unique performances have also brought him six Gold and Platinum selling albums, 30 charted adult radio hits, Grammy nominations in 2003 & 2009, two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Gospel Music Association Dove Award.
His best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.” January 2012 saw Jim hold the top three spots on the Top 10 of Billboard’s New Age chart for his albums Love, Romanza and All is Calm.
Brickman has been a strong supporter of PBS, starring in four TV concert specials: Beautiful World (2009), Jim Brickman Live from Disney’s Magic Kingdom (2005), My Romance—An Evening with Jim Brickman (2000) and Love Songs and Lullabies (2002).
A native of Cleveland, Brickman began playing piano at the age of five and studied music at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. He founded his own advertising music company in 1980, writing commercial jingles for such advertisers as McDonald’s, Pontiac and Kellogg’s.
Other artistic endeavors include a popular weekly radio show, Your Weekend with Jim Brickman; two best-selling books, Simple Things and Love Notes; debuts at Carnegie Hall and the White House; and international touring from Spain to Thailand. His Jim Brickman Cruise have become an annual hot-ticket event. He’s teamed up with American Greetings, lending original music to create some of their best-selling eCards with over 1.7 millions sent to date. Brickman lends a hand to many charitable foundations for children, including Autism Speaks and UNICEF. A scholarship was recently established in his name at the Cleveland Institute of Music.