Brian Culbertson

Brian Culbertson, born January 12, 1973, is a smooth jazz musician from Decatur, Illinois. He is also an instrumentalist. Brian Culbertson is the son of Jim Culbertson (jazz band director and trumpeter), and his instruments include the keyboard, trombone and drum set. Culbertson is heavily influenced by funk and much of his material is funk-based. However, he has enlisted the help of vocalists Trey Lorenz, Kenny Lattimore, and Kenny Lattimore in recent years to enhance his works. Culbertson has so far released eight albums. The Blue Moon label released the first three albums: Long Night Out (1994), After Hours (95), and Modern Life (1995). Three more albums were released on the Atlantic label after the move: Secrets (1997) and Somethin’ Bout Love (99), as well as the critically acclaimed Nice and Slow 2001. Culbertson released Come On Up (2003) on Warner Jazz. Then, he moved to GRP for the release of his latest project, It’s On Tonight (2006). Brian Culbertson is also a composer/arranger for many musicians in smooth jazz. Culbertson has been credited with the collaborations with Peter White, Richard Elliot, and Michael Lington, to name a few. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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