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Brian Kelly
Works at Skylight Music
Attended Hampshire College
Lives in Oakland, CA
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I always enjoy your creations, Steven. Nice solo section!
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You're invited to listen to my solo piano piece: Butterfly Rapture (music by Brian Kelly ©1997).
https://soundcloud.com/briankelly/butterfly-rapture-preview
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Butterfly Rapture (solo piano)
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Happy New Year, Brian!
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You're invited to listen to my solo piano piece: Playing by Heart (©1994 Brian Kelly). Download it – Share it – Enjoy!
https://soundcloud.com/briankelly/playing-by-heart-preview
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Two pieces from my suite for piano and chamber orchestra:
1. Adventures In Twilight
2. Candle Glow
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Brian Kelly Contemporary Jazz Project – 
Production of my next contemporary jazz album is moving ahead. I'm excited to continue recording sessions next month with sax player Eric Crystal (Boz Scaggs, Vijay Iyer...) and trumpet player Mike Olmos (Etta James, Pete Escovedo...). I've shared music from this project on my Sneak Preview page over the last several months. http://www.briankelly.com/music/sneak-preview/ Stay tuned!
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Private Event
Brian Kelly - Solo Piano Concert
Sat, November 23, 2013, 3:00 PM PST
Santa Cruz

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In 2013 my music was licensed for use in TV and video productions by: BBC Worldwide, Simon & Schuster, MTV/tr3s (for a reality show called "Quiero Mi Baby"), Fuji Pacific Music, Ecentric Arts, MeadWestvaco, and SGAE (Societat General d'Autors i Editors).
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That's awesome, Brian. Congratulations!
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You're invited to listen to my solo piano piece: Niko's Delight (music by Brian Kelly ©2002). Download it – Share it – Enjoy!
https://soundcloud.com/briankelly/nikos-delight-preview
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Niko's Delight (solo piano)
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Love it Brian!
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Here are some photos of my recent recording sessions with drummer David Rokeach for my contemporary jazz project.
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Private Event
Brian Kelly - Solo Piano Concert
Thu, December 26, 2013, 7:30 PM PST
San Francisco

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Composer / Pianist / Producer
Introduction
BRIAN KELLY is an award-winning, American composer, pianist, and recording artist who has released several critically acclaimed contemporary piano instrumental albums and published sheet music songbooks of his solo piano music.
 
Brian's most recent album, Afterplay, was awarded second place in the Best Instrumental Jazz Album category of the Just Plain Folks Music Awards and was awarded #2 Contemporary Jazz Album by Independent Music Awards. Afterplay ranked #3 on the NAR Top 100 Radio Chart for three months in a row (November 2008 thru January 2009) and was chosen as a "Best of 2008" pick by Audiosyncracy.

His debut album, Pools of Light, charted #1 on the ZMR world/ newage/ ambient international radio charts for two months in a row (June and July 2005) and garnered him a Best New Artist nomination in the 2005 New Age Reporter Lifestyle Music Awards. Brian was Keyboard Magazine's Annual Reader Tape Contest winner for the recording of his composition Todd Pond, which is included on the flexi-disc Soundpage in the February 1990 issue.
 
Brian's music has been featured in television (Travel Channel, BBC Worldwide, MTV), film & video (NBA Entertainment, Simon & Schuster), in-flight programming (United, JetBlue, Continental, Southwest), and receives airplay from radio stations and satellite music networks around the world (Music Choice, XM Radio, Pandora). His sheet music songbooks, published by Skylight Music, include: Tomorrow's Daydream Solo Piano Songbook and Pools of Light Solo Piano Songbook. Brian is a graduate of Hampshire College, a voting member of The Recording Academy, and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

His current projects include: a contemporary jazz album with saxophonist Eric Crystal (currently on tour with Boz Scaggs), a trio of solo piano albums and accompanying sheet music songbooks, and a suite for piano & orchestra. More information available at www.briankelly.com

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"...the swing and complexity of melodic jazz and the studio precision of Steely Dan ..." – East Bay Express

“...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 

”A talent worth watching” - Keyboard Magazine 

“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 
Bragging rights
Has run the Bay to Breakers for 10 consecutive years.
Education
  • Hampshire College
  • Palo Alto H.S.
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