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Brian Kelly

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 16, 1960    

Brian Kelly

CURRENT PROJECT: Brian Kelly is currently producing a contemporary jazz album of his own compositions featuring sax player Eric Crystal

(Boz Scaggs, Vijay Iyer...), trumpet player Mike Olmos (Etta James, Pete Escovedo...), and drummer David Rokeach (Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles). Stay tuned! =============================================...
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Awards

2009 - second place "Best Instrumental Jazz Album" (Afterplay) - Just Plain Folks Music Awards.

———————— 2009 - nominee "Best Instrumental Jazz Song" ("Celtic Fire", track #8 from Afterplay album) - Just Plain Folks Music Awards.

———————— 2005 nominee "Best New Artist" - NAR Lifestyle Music Awards.

———————— 1990 Winner of Keyboard Magazine's 5th Annual Reader's Soundpage Contest - Flexi Disc of winning composition, "Todd Pond", included in Feb. 1990 issue.

”Pianist Brian Kelly continues his exploration of modern and smooth jazz music with a brilliant performance on Afterplay, a session of soft flowing grooves and a New Age sound culminating in one of the more unique jazz albums around.” - eJazzNews.com ———————— ”the swing and complexity of melodic jazz and the studio precision of Steely Dan... make a confident statement.” - East Bay Express ———————— ”Brian Kelly follows his brilliant debut release POOLS OF LIGHT with yet another outstanding, compelling collection of originals... The musical integrity and lyrical sensitivity that Mr. Kelly brings to the table for his projects is clearly evident on this release. At a time when commercial Smooth Jazz too often heads in the direction of cliché, Brian Kelly’s AFTERPLAY is a refreshing example of how we can keep this music genre exciting and vibrant!” - SmoothJazz.com ———————— ”There is a sense of raw and unadulterated joy in the playing that escapes many artists. You'll definitely want to keep your ears on this gent. He'll be at the top of the charts before you know it ... Grand energy and style that gets a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me - very impressive!” - Improvijazzation ———————— ”A talent worth watching” - Keyboard Magazine ———————— “...POOLS OF LIGHT is a lush, sparkling journey into a beautiful world of elegant melodies and brilliant artistry. The music rises and falls in powerful, yet gentle, waves of emotion... a totally captivating collection of original compositions…” - SmoothJazz.com ———————— “Kelly's music has that wonderful dream-like quality that comes out of the mist and pulls you towards the light” - New Age Reporter ———————— “The CD has a wonderful flow and cohesiveness, creating an uplifting and relaxing musical experience... Very highly recommended” - Kathy Parsons

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