Brian Kelly

Oakland, CA United States

Brian Kelly - composer & pianist
Genres:New Age, Jazz - JazzPop/Light Jazz, Jazz - Bebop/Traditional, Specialty - Promo Music, World - Tribal
Bio: Brian Kelly is an award-winning, composer, pianist, and recording artist who has released two critically acclaimed contemporary piano instrumental albums and published two sheet music songbooks of his solo piano music. His debut album, Pools of Light, charted #1 for two months on modern instrumental radio. His second album, Afterplay, was awarded second place in the Jazz Album category of the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. He is winner of the Keyboard Magazine Soundpage Award for his original composition “Todd Pond”. Brian’s music has been featured in television (Travel Channel), film (NBA Entertainment), in-flight programming (United, JetBlue, Continental, Southwest...), and receives airplay from radio stations and satellite music networks around the world. Brian resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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"...the swing and complexity of melodic jazz and the studio precision of Steely Dan ..." – East Bay Express

“...POOLS OF LIGHT is a lush, sparkling journey into a beautiful world of elegant melodies and brilliant artistry. The music rises and falls in powerful, yet gentle, waves of emotion... a totally captivating collection of original compositions…” -

”A talent worth watching” - Keyboard Magazine

“Kelly's music has that wonderful dream-like quality that comes out of the mist and pulls you towards the light” - New Age Reporter

“The CD has a wonderful flow and cohesiveness, creating an uplifting and relaxing musical experience... Very highly recommended” - Kathy Parsons

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