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Jim Brickman

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Jim Brickman was born on November 20, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. This Jewish-American composer and pianist is known for his original solo piano compositions classified as new age music. He is also well known for his original love songs and performing them with the likes of Martina McBride, Michael W. Smith, and others. Jim Brickman enrolled in the Cleveland Institute of Music taking courses in composition and performance, while taking business classes at Case Western Reserve University. When he was 19, he was hired by Jim Henson to write tunes for Sesame Street. While still in college he was hired to write commercial jingles. This led him to compose music for such major outfits as the Gap, Isuzu, Sprint and Kellogg’s.

Jim Brickman signed with Windham Hill Records releasing his first album, No Words, in 1994. The single “Rocket To The Moon,” taken from his debut album, became the first solo instrumental song ever to be ranked on Billboard's charts. The following year he released By Heart. In 1997 he released Picture This and a collection of seasonal favorites titled The Gift. 1999 brought Jim Brickman’s Destiny. All those records became gold albums.

Since 1997, Brickman has hosted Your Weekend with Jim Brickman. Jim Brickman has also starred in PBS specials like “My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman” and “The Disney Songbook.” He has explored a wide variety of music like Christian music (with his album Grace in 2005), Christmas-themed (like the Gift in 1997 and Peace in 2003) and a children’s album (with his record Love Song and Lullabies released in 2002).

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