The 2010 holiday season will bring 5x platinum-selling pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman (www.jimbrickman.com) to cities across North America for his 15th anniversary holiday tour.
Jim Brickman's 15th Anniversary Holiday Concert is an evening of dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals plus the warmth and humor that has made this concert a tradition not to be missed. Along with Jim's favorite holiday music, he will treat fans to music from his fall 2010 album release Home.
Thousands of audience members return year after year to experience the spirit of the holiday in an unforgettable evening of music, laughter and memories. Kicking off the tour Thanksgiving weekend, Jim and his special guests promise the concerts will showcase some brand-new music blended with fan favorites. "It's my favorite time of year and celebrating across the country with audiences makes it that much more special."
To compliment the tour this fall, Jim will release Home, a Target exclusive CD suited for the warmth of the holiday season.
Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star studded vocal collaborations. Jim's lineup of collaborations with many gifted musical artists include: Martina McBride, Gerald Levert, Lady Antebellum, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Pam Tillis, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond and Olivia Newton-John.
Since the release of his debut album "No Words" in 1994, Jim Brickman's romantic piano sound has defined him as a marquis 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 (28), 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.
A strong supporter of PBS, Jim has taped four concert specials for that network, which include Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom-The Disney Songbook (2005), My Romance, An Evening with Jim Brickman (2000) and Love Songs and Lullabies (2002).
Brickman's latest concert special for PBS is 2009's Beautiful World, inspired by his many travels, memorable experiences and worldwide musical influences. It's theme of friendship and healing includes the quintessential Jim Brickman sound.
Other artistic endeavors include a 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, as well as international touring from Spain to Thailand. Jim lends a hand to several charitable foundations for children including Autism Speaks, UNICEF, and Camp Heartland
For performance tickets and information, call the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at www.luhrscenter.com. A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more.
About the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
The mission of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is to support and enhance the University's role in academic and cultural enrichment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Luhrs Center's 1,500-seat state-of-the-art Grove Theatre is where programs to educate, enlighten and entertain are presented. Benefits of the Center to the region include expanding opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway companies, musical groups, symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. In addition, it adds options for professional training programs, youth programs and senior citizen programs; attracts regional and national business conferences, professional meetings and planning sessions; and additional visitors to the area which will result in a positive impact on the local and regional economy.