Friday, April 5 / 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Celebration
Santander Performing Arts Center / Reading
Tickets: $58 & $51 (Reserved Seating)
Brian Culbertson, always a fan favorite at Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer who crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B and funk, mining the urban sounds of his musically rich hometown of Chicago.
Starting at age of 8 on the piano, he quickly picked up several other instruments by age 12, including drums, trombone, trumpet, bass and euphonium.
Inspired by the great R&B/jazz/pop artists of the 1970s like Earth, Wind and Fire; Tower of Power; Chicago; David Sanborn and others, Culbertson started composing original music for his seventh-grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped — having self-produced 18 solo albums, most of which have topped the Billboard charts.
He is always striving to push the boundaries of the contemporary jazz scene.
Regardless of his success and numerous accomplishments, fans can rest assured that Culbertson always brings his very best – and brings the very best out of others – in all of his broad-ranging musical and creative endeavors.
Culbertson’s musical talents and his facility for technology are what make him one of the most highly respected producers in the business.