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Brian Culbertson

Brian Culbertson

“I’m probably one of the first generation of musicians to grow up with the computer and MIDI technology,” says pianist Brian Culbertson, 28, who grew up in Illinois and now lives in Southern California. “I was able to be my whole band. I didn’t have to play on the piano, write out charts and go get my drummer friend and bass player.”

Culbertson’s musical talents as well as his easy way with technology is what makes him one of the most respected producers and session players in smooth jazz; he’s certainly one of its most popular solo artists. His new CD Nice & Slow (Atlantic), Culbertson’s sixth, follows his chart-topping Somethin’ Bout Love, which produced the singles “Do You Really Love Me?” and “Back in the Day.”

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