A Note from Jim
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” -Dr. Suess
Next week your doorbell will ring and you’ll be faced with Trick or Treaters with their little pumpkin bags held out for candy. I’m sure you’ll be faced with the usual Super Heroes, Disney Princesses, ghosts, goblins, and zombies. But there will be that one kid dressed as something completely different. That one kid that just stands out in the crowd. Please give that kid an extra handful of candy…
What’s On Jim’s iPod
You aren’t going to believe what I’m listening to. I’ve seen this person in concert many times, she’s returning to Broadway this spring in Hello Dolly, and I’m about to interview her for my radio show. I’m talking about The Divine Miss M. Bette Midler is re-releasing her debut album from 1972. I was obsessed with it then, and I’m even more obsessed with it now. I’m sure you remember the hits “Do You Want to Dance,” “Chapel of Love,” “Friends” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” The new release has bonus tracks with out takes and never released songs. I can’t wait to hear it!
Go Behind the Scenes with Pledge Music
Jim Brickman teamed up with Pledge Music to offer you “behind the scenes” opportunity on his Comfort & Joy Holiday Tour.
A chance to go “behind the scenes” would be a great Christmas present for you or someone very special. You can attend Sound Check before the concert, hang out on the tour bus, have dinner backstage with Jim and his musical guests, or even watch the show from the wings.
Want more Christmas gift ideas? How about a Jim Brickman piano lesson via Skype, a chance to co-host Jim’s radio show or even have him record a special voicemail message. There’s even a Comfort & Joy album with bonus tracks only available through Pledge Music.
Purchase info coming soon!
Moose, bears, whales, bald eagles, glaciers, and of course Jim Brickman. They are all part of the fun and adventure on the Great Escape Cruise to Alaska. Reserve your cabin today and sail to Alaska with Jim Brickman and the nicest group of friends you’ll ever meet.
Ready to find out more?
Give us a call at 216-713-0770 to talk to a member of the Brickman Team
New Christmas Single
Christmas can never come too early in Jim Brickman’s world. His newest Christmas song “A Little Bit of Christmas” is about to hit the airwaves. It features Season 8 American Idol Winner Kris Allen on vocals.
The song will be available on iTunes for single purchase on Friday October 21. Beginning November 4th you can get it as a bonus download with the purchase of the CD Comfort & Joy on jimbrickman.com.
You can hear Kris Allen sing it LIVE on Jim’s holiday tour.
‘Tis the season to spread the word about the Comfort and Joy Holiday Tour!
When you join Jim’s Street Team you can hang flyers all around town. Think about the places you go to everyday. The grocery store, coffee shop, bakery, library, gym, school – even the break room where you work. Bring your own tape or push pins… and be sure to get permission to hang a flyer!
Once you’ve put out 6 flyers… send us a picture of 1 and a list of the places where they are hanging. As a thank you, we will send you a Street Team T-shirt! So include your T-shirt size and address.
(Limited supply – M, L, XL, XXL)
Jim’s Mail Bag
My name is Natasha. I live in UK but I am originally from Russia. I play the piano and compose a bit too but not as good as you- far from it. I studied 5 years in Russian Music School in a town where my family used to live.
I came to UK when I was 18. Since then my life has been in affliction.
Things that help me cope with my trials are: my commitment to God and my interest in music. I find immense comfort in these. And it’s not any kind of music that I enjoy listening to. Real music. Beautiful Music. Yes, it’s Jim Brickman’s piano music. It touches and heals my soul. Very therapeutic. I got introduced to your music last year only but I feel I cant part with it.
This is just my way to thank you for the music you create. I thank the Divine Author of this wonderful inspiration, too.
VIP CLUB SPOTLIGHT
Happy October Birthdays
Diane Albano, MA; Pat Anderson, MN
Michael Behringer, DE
James Boehm, IL; Valerie Bumpus, TN
Maureen Comer, MA; Eric Constant, SC
Cindy Cook, NC; Leslie Crail, CAKathleen Crippen, OH; Carrie Crowl,NV
Janie Dodrill, VA; Kathy Elbert, FL
Lisa Finch, WA; EJ Fisher, NJ
Lisa Fuhremann, MO
Maria G. Herrmann, ILAmy Gregg, OK; Eddie Huo, WAWayne Johns; David Kistle, FLKathy Kreissl, VA; Patrick Lambrix, MINoelle Manahl, CA; Helo Matzelle, WAShirley Maxey, OK; Tina Miller, WIJanet Mundell, WV; Daniel Musall, MNKarrol Nelson, NE; Jeff NicholBeverly Niehls, PA; Bruce Noblett, TXPatricia O’Brien, CT Deborah Parker, AZAnn Paulson; Kathryn Porter, ILDarby Schultz, OH; Jack Skubitz, MNClaire Snyder, PA; David Swann, NY
Pamela Vokl, MO; Rachael Wallace, KY
Angie Welter, IL; Cheryl Wesson, AL
Aaron Wiechart, OH
VIP of the Month
Heide Mayes, NY
Hello from Niagara Falls NY. I am a mental health counselor and have used Jim’s music and books in the classes I teach on wellness and healthy coping. My mother studied music in Germany during WW II. I grew up listening to her play the piano and always found it comforting.
Who or what introduced you to Jim’s music?
I first heard the Christmas version of Simple Things on our local radio station in 2008 and was hooked from there.
What does Jim’s music do for you?
I think Angel Eyes is my favorite song but Never Alone has helped me cope with grief. Jim’s music brought me through worry, parenting, mending relationships,
medical procedures, surgery and the death of my sister. It’s not just the music I find calming but also the inspirational messages of hope that he shares.
How have you shared Jim’s music?
As a VIP I have been able to introduce Jim and his music to many people especially my husband, son, daughters, sister, mother-in-law and close friends.
Have you ever been on the cruise or at a bash? If so, what do you enjoy most about it.
I attended Brickman Bash at Niagara-on-the-Lake. I really enjoyed making new friends and sharing stories of how Jim’s music had an impact on our lives. I especially liked the private concert at St. Mark’s church. I was moved by how the music emotionally touched everyone in the room.
What do you like best about being a VIP?
The best part of being a VIP is the many connections I have made with other VIP’s. They are a very special group of people.