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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Nov. 19, 2008) – Reserve your seats now for an unforgettable evening of holiday music by one of the world’s master solo entertainers as UCM ’s Performing Arts Series presents “Jim Brickman’s Holiday Concert” Sunday, Dec. 7.
Tickets Available Now
Brickman will perform at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in UCM’s Hendricks Hall. Tickets for “Jim Brickman’s Holiday Concert” are available through the Performing Arts Series box office in Administration 100, or by calling the box office at 660-543-8888. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.ucmo.edu/pas.
Revolutionizing Adult Contemporary Music
Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of adult contemporary music with his pop-style solo piano. A native of Cleveland, he began playing piano at the age of five and studied music at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. He since has revolutionized the sound of adult contemporary music with his pop-style solo piano. He founded his own advertising music company in 1980, writing commercial jingles for such advertisers as McDonald’s, Pontiac and Kellogg’s.
More Adult Radio Hits Than Any Artist
Since the release of his debut album “No Words” in 1994, Brickman has had more charted adult radio hits than any artist. His signature style of performing and songwriting also has brought him six gold and platinum selling albums, consistent chart toppers on a variety of Billboard charts, a Grammy nod in 2003, the SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” award, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association.
Performing in Variety of Venues
Other artistic endeavors include a weekly radio show, Your Weekend, two best selling books, Simple Things and Love Notes, Jim Brickman’s Valentine Cruise and debuts at Carnegie Hall and the White House, as well as international touring from Spain to Thailand. Most recently, Brickman was thrilled to play the national anthem at a playoff game for his hometown Cleveland Indians.
TV audiences have seen Brickman perform on ABC’s Gala for the President at Ford’s Theatre, Good Morning America, Extra and Regis and Kelly. He served as special performing music correspondent for NBC’s Today and hosted A&E’s Winter Solstice on Ice. A strong supporter of public broadcasting, Jim has taped three concert specials for that network, including Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom—The Disney Songbook (2005), My Romance: An Evening With Jim Brickman (2000) and Love Songs and Lullabies (2002).
Learn More About It
UCM’s Performing Arts Series brings a variety of performances to campus each year, fulfilling a mission of providing entertainment, cultural and educational opportunities to the campus and community. Learn more about the Performing Arts Series, including upcoming performances, at www.ucmo.edu/pas.