Hailing from Illinois, keyboardist Brian Simpson has been living in Los Angeles since having graduated from Northern Illionois University. He always knew music would play center stage in his life. Brian creates unforgettable melodies and irresistible grooves. His soulful approach to music, his eloquent approach to playing, sophisticated harmonics sense, bluesy overtones, R&B flavor and keen sense of how to craft a song that stands the test of time have made him first call for many big names, including George Duke, Larry Carlton, Billy Cobham, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, and Dave Koz, whose musical director he had been for close to 20 years; another 10 years he had been musical director of “The Smooth Jazz Cruise”. He has always been a working jazz musician, even when he found himself touring the world with pop divas Teena Marie, Sheena Easton and Janet Jackson. In 1991, he co-wrote the #1 Pop hit “The First Time” by Surface, which conquered both the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts. His breakthrough as a solo artist began in 2005 with the #1 radio hit “It’s All Good.”

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