Brian Culbertson

Brian Culbertson

Real Name:
Brian Culbertson
Born January 12, 1973, Brian is a smooth jazz musician and instrumentalist from Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of jazz band director and trumpeter Jim Culbertson, Brian's instruments include the keyboard and trombone.
Brian Culbertson began his quest in music at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12. He grew up loving genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, the Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets and Chick Corea. So passionate and naturally gifted was Brian that his 7th grade piano recital consisted of all original music. He flourished in high school bands with his father, Jim Culbertson, as the school's award-winning jazz band director, then went on to compose commercial jingles for clients such as United Airlines, Oldsmobile, Sears and McDonald's in Chicago 's competitive advertising community.
Heavily influenced by funk, much of Culbertson's material is funk-based instrumental, but in recent years has called upon vocalists such as Trey Lorenz and Kenny Lattimore to add to his pieces.
Brian Culbertson also works with many other musicians in the smooth jazz arena, often as a composer and arranger. Culbertson is currently credited with working with Dave Koz, Peter White, Richard Elliot, Jeff Lorber, Michael Lington and legendary A&M Records composer and producer, Herb Alpert to name but a few.

Brian Culbertson Discography


2-92507 Brian Culbertson Modern Life(CD, Album) Atlantic, Bluemoon Recordings 2-92507 US 1995 Sell This Version
2-92696 Brian Culbertson After Hours(CD, Album) Bluemoon Recordings 2-92696 US 1996 Sell This Version
92775-2 Brian Culbertson Secrets(CD, Album) Bluemoon Recordings, Atlantic 92775-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
83237-2 Brian Culbertson Somethin' Bout Love(HDCD, Album) Atlantic 83237-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
7567 83444-2 Brian Culbertson Nice & Slow (Album) Atlantic 7567 83444-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
48300-2 Brian Culbertson Come On Up(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 48300-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
B0004535-02 Brian Culbertson It's On Tonight (Album) GRP B0004535-02 US 2005 Sell This Version
B0007558-02 Brian Culbertson Soulful Christmas(CD, Album) GRP B0007558-02 US 2006 Sell This Version
B0010927-02 Brian Culbertson Bringing Back The Funk (Album) GRP B0010927-02 US 2008 Sell This Version
B0013232-00 Brian Culbertson Live From The Inside(CD, CD+) GRP B0013232-00 2009 Sell This Version
B0014460-02 Brian Culbertson XII (Album) GRP B0014460-02 US 2010 Sell This Version
370 242-2 Brian Culbertson Dreams (Album) Verve Records 370 242-2 Thailand 2012 Sell This Version
S-89908 Brian Culbertson Another Long Night Out (Album) Bcm Entertainment S-89908 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRCD 9064 Brian Culbertson Featuring Lori Perry Brian Culbertson Featuring Lori Perry - Get'n Over You(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 9064 US 1999 Sell This Version
PRCD 300665 Brian Culbertson All About You(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 300665 US 2001 Sell This Version
PRCD 300505 Brian Culbertson Get It On(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 300505 US 2001 Sell This Version
PRCD 300588 Brian Culbertson Featuring Sherree* And Trey Lorenz Brian Culbertson Featuring Sherree* And Trey Lorenz - Nice & Slow(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 300588 US 2001 Sell This Version
Promo Acetate Brian Culbertson Later Tonight (CDr, Single, Pro) Verver Music Group Promo Acetate US 2012 Sell This Version
none Brian Culbertson Breathe(File, MP3, Single) Not On Label none 2014


PRO-CDR-101090 Brian Culbertson Featuring Steve Cole Brian Culbertson Featuring Steve Cole - Say What?(CD, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CDR-101090 US 2003 Sell This Version

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