Jim Brickman rings in the Holiday Season with a mix of classic and nostalgic sounds on A Very Merry Christmas.
With four gold-certified albums, Jim Brickman has sold more than seven million records in his storied career. On this joyful record, Jim features the vocals of Carolina Gaitán on "A La Nanita Nana," AJ Raphael on "Counting Down To Christmas," and more moments sure to take you on a metaphorical sleigh ride through the perfect picturesque Christmas.
Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music.
Born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Brickman began his music training at the age of five. But young James wouldn’t conform to the rudimentary regulations of piano lessons. “He didn’t have the knack for it," his first teacher would say. That didn’t discourage the tenacious pianist from creating his own unique brand of musical storytelling. He is one of pop music’s most fascinating success stories. He jumped from a career as a jingle writer of famous tunes for advertising, to reviving the romantic standard of the popular song. His first album release was 1995’s No Words, and he’s gone on to sell eight million albums worldwide.
His star-studded vocal collaborations have crossed genres to feature luminaries like Martina McBride, Carly Simon, Lady A, Michael W. Smith, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Jane Krakowski, and a host of country, R&B, Broadway, pop, and jazz musicians. He’s written three best-selling books, starred in four TV concert specials, and is in the 20th season of hosting the popular syndicated radio show: The Jim Brickman Show.