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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.

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Featured recording “Afterplay”

Latest Release

Afterplay

Skylight Music (2008)

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”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...

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