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BRIAN SIMPSON WITH THE GERALD VEASLEY BAND (T)

BRIAN SIMPSON WITH THE GERALD VEASLEY BAND (T)

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Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the ‘go-to’ man for everyone from Janet Jackson and Teena Marie to George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, for whom he has had the distinction of being musical director for the past 15 years. The chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit “The First Time” for Surface in the 1990s confesses, “Ultimately, my listeners inspire me to make my music.”

 

After graduating from Northern Illinois University, Simpson relocated to Los Angeles where he quickly immersed himself in the local jazz scene. Late night jazz sessions found him playing alongside everyone from saxophonists Everette Harp and Boney James to guitarist Norman Brown. The free-spirited musician soon found himself taking a temporary leave of absence from the jazz scene, touring the world with pop divas Teena Marie, Sheena Easton and Janet Jackson. His foray into the pop world didn’t end there; in January 1991 he co-wrote the #1 Pop hit “The First Time” by Surface, which conquered both the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts.

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SHOWTIMES

7:00pm & 9:00pm / $25

WHERE

600 North Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130

UPCOMING SHOWS

May 24

THE BAYLOR PROJECT - UNSCRIPTED (T)

May 25

THE BAYLOR PROJECT (T)

May 26

THE BAYLOR PROJECT (T)

May 30

KEIKO MATSUI (T)