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Ohio Native Jim Brickman Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of His Holiday Concert Tour with “Comfort & Joy” at the Southern December 21

Posted: October 1, 2016

Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman bring the songs and sounds of the season to Columbus with his 2016 holiday tour, Comfort & Joy. Hailed by the Boston Herald as a “crowd-pleaser,” Brickman celebrates his 20-year Christmas concert tradition with new music, holiday classics, and modern favorites. Revisit yuletide memories with Brickman hits such as “The Gift,” “Sending You a Little Christmas,” “Peace,” “Angel Eyes,” and “If You Believe.”

CAPA presents Jim Brickman: Comfort & Joy at the Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.) on Wednesday, December 21, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $33-$68 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

Brickman’s special guests for 2016 are an all-star lineup of fan favorites including 2008 “American Idol” winner Kris Allen who will join Brickman to premiere their brand new holiday duet “A Little Bit of Christmas.” Comfort & Joy will also feature singer Anne Cochran, Broadway vocalist John Trones, and electric violinist Tracy Silverman.

About Jim Brickman

Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with this pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations. His signature style has brought him two Grammy nods, four certified Gold albums, and 30 charted adult radio hits. Brickman received top honors with two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards, a Canadian Country Music Award, and Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association.

Brickman’s best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things,” and “Peace.” He has established a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists that include Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Lady Antebellum, Johnny Mathis, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond, and Olivia Newton-John.

A native of Cleveland, Brickman began playing piano at the age of five. He studied at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music, where a scholarship has been established in his honor, and founded his own advertising music company in 1980.

Brickman has received worldwide acclaim as a performer. His concerts have been enjoyed internationally and in more than 125 cities across the US including shows at Carnegie Hall and the White House.

Brickman is host of “The Jim Brickman Show,” a weekly radio show heard in more than 80 cities across North America. He has authored three best-selling books and is a strong supporter of PBS with five concert specials presented on the network.