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Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly is an award-winning American composer, pianist, and recording artist producing contemporary instrumental and solo piano music. He has released three contemporary piano instrumental albums and published two sheet music songbooks.

Brian's latest release, Butterfly Rapture, is a collection of twelve solo piano neoclassical pieces with jazz, gospel, and Celtic influences. The album, Kelly's third studio album, was awarded Best Instrumental/Piano Album in the Akedemia Music Awards (February 2016), and was awarded three medals from the Global Music Awards: a Silver Medal for Album (June 2016), a Silver Medal for Composition/Composer of the title-track “Butterfly Rapture” (June 2016), and a Bronze Medal for Instrumental Performance Solo (March 2016). Butterfly Rapture was nominated 2015 “Contemporary and Modern” Album of the Year by SoloPiano.com and “Piano Escapade,” the opening track, was nominated for a 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) in the New Age/Ambient category. The album charted #4 on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart in January 2016.

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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
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”the swing and complexity of melodic jazz and the studio precision of Steely Dan... make a confident statement.”
- East Bay Express
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”Brian Kelly follows his brilliant debut release POOLS OF LIGHT with yet another outstanding, compelling collection of originals..

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Albums

Butterfly Rapture
Butterfly Rapture
Skylight Music
2015
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Afterplay
Afterplay
Skylight Music
2008
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Pools of Light
Pools of Light
Skylight Music
2005
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