Brian Kelly - music - composer & pianistBRIAN KELLY is an award-winning composer, pianist, and recording artist producing contemporary instrumental and solo piano music.

Tomorrow’s Daydream, Brian’s 4th album release, is a suite of eleven original, neo-classical solo piano compositions, sparkling with elegance and joy. The album has been awarded two silver medals in the 2018 Global Music Awards: one for Album, and the other for Instrumental Performance Solo….Read More

TOMORROW'S DAYDREAM is excellent from the first note to the last

Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com

a splendid and exciting aural adventure...tunes that stir the heart

– Dick Metcalf, rotcodzzaj.com

definitely one of the few albums I would place on the top shelf!

– Vivek Kumar, 2indya.com

…BUTTERFLY RAPTURE is a many faceted jewel… with sparkling composition and a resonance that sticks with you long after the last song plays.

New Age Music Reviews

BUTTERFLY RAPTURE has an intoxicating energy… sure to inspire and delight!

MainlyPiano.com

...the swing and complexity of melodic jazz and the studio precision of Steely Dan...

East Bay Express

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2020 Solo Piano Concert Tour

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Award-winning pianist/composer Brian Kelly will be performing a solo piano concert tour this summer on the west coast of the USA (California, Oregon, and Washington). Brian will perform music from his acclaimed solo piano albums Butterfly Rapture and Tomorrow’s Daydream, as well as new compositions released this year. Each concert will be presented in tandem with another pianist/composer (TBA).

JUN 20 – Grass Valley, CA – House Concert
JUL 25 – Orange County, CA – Kim’s Pianos
JUL 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Pierre’s Fine Pianos
AUG 11 – Medford, OR – Artistic Piano Gallery
AUG 12 – Florence, OR – House Concert
AUG 13 – Portland, OR – Classic Pianos
AUG 15 – Kirkland, WA – Stage7Pianos

More dates TBA

Tickets will go on sale in April at: https://briankelly.eventbrite.com
Info at www.SoloPianoConcerts.com

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Trees in the Mist – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly – Trees in the Mist – solo pianoAward-winning composer/pianist Brian Kelly has released a new contemporary solo piano single entitled “Trees in the Mist.” This is one of a series of garden-themed solo piano singles that Brian has released in 2020. As of today (Friday, February 7, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) https://smarturl.it/trees-in-the-mist

“Trees in the Mist” is an expressive contemporary solo piano work that conveys qualities of nature inherent in the title: strength, motion, and fluidity. Please listen, share, and add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000003
UPC: 692381300406
ISWC: T-931.093.576-3
Duration: 3:37
Record Label: Skylight Music

Petals on the Path – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly – Petals on the Path - solo pianoAward-winning pianist/composer Brian Kelly has released a new contemporary solo piano single entitled “Petals on the Path.” This is one of a series of solo piano singles that Brian will release in 2020. As of today (Friday, January 24, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.)

“Petals on the Path” is a story of delicacy and drama told by solo piano. What was their journey? Did they fall gently? Did they flutter and swirl? Is their fragrance only a memory? Please listen, share, and add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!

Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000002
UPC: 692381300307
ISWC: T-930.061.556-9
Duration: 4:08
Record Label: Skylight Music

Into the Garden – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly – Into the Garden – solo pianoAward-winning pianist/composer Brian Kelly has released a new contemporary solo piano single entitled “Into the Garden.” This is the first in a series of solo piano singles that Brian will release in 2020. As of today (Friday, January 17, 2020), the track is available on all major music streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) https://smarturl.it/into-the-garden

Metaphorically speaking, “Into the Garden,” is the space within us that flourishes with beauty and vitality. It requires tending and nurturing. We long for it. We hear it beckon to us. Please listen, share, and add to your playlists. I appreciate your support!



Composed, performed, & produced by Brian Kelly
Mixed & Mastered by Gary Mankin
© 2020 Brian Stephen Kelly (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

ISRC: USSL62000001
UPC: 692381300208
ISWC: T-929.716.621-3
Duration: 3:48
Record Label: Skylight Music

Brian Kelly Wins Best Solo Piano Album Award in 2019 EPR Awards

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Brian Kelly wins Best Solo Piano Album Award in 2019 Enlightened Piano Radio AwardsComposer/pianist Brian Kelly has received the award for Best Solo Piano Album (for his album Tomorrow’s Daydream) in the 2019 Enlightened Piano Radio Awards. The awards concert and ceremony was held on September 19, 2019 at the Place des Arts (Cinquième Salle) in Montréal, Canada.

It was a joy playing my music at the Place des Arts, connecting with the other pianists, and sightseeing in Montréal. Winning the 2019 Best Solo Piano Album award was icing on this delicious cake! Thanks to Enlightened Piano Radio for making this event possible. I am grateful for the recognition.

Listen to Tomorrow’s Daydream on your favorite music streaming platform: https://smarturl.it/tomorrowsdaydreamcd

Composer Brian Kelly Receives Best Jazz Song Nomination in the 2019 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

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Brian Kelly - Best Jazz Song - 2019 Hollywood Music in Media AwardsComposer/pianist Brian Kelly has received a nomination for Best Jazz Song in the 2019 Hollywood Music in Media Awards for his contemporary jazz piece “From Nowhere (feat. Eric Crystal).” The awards event will be held on November 20, 2019 in Hollywood, CA.

This is the third nomination composer Brian Kelly has received from the Hollywood Music in Media Awards since 2016.

Alto sax player Eric Crystal has been an integral part of the Boz Scaggs touring band since 2002 and has performed or recorded with Michael McDonald, Huey Lewis, Toto, The Temptations, Four Tops, Kenny Loggins, Allen Toussaint, and many others.

Listen to From Nowhere (feat. Eric Crystal) on your favorite music streaming platform.

Composer Brian Kelly Awarded Silver Medal in the 2019 Global Music Awards

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Brian Kelly composer - Silver Medal - 2019 Global Music Awards - From Nowhere (feat. Eric Crystal)Composer Brian Kelly has been awarded a silver medal in the 2019 Global Music Awards for composition/composer of his single “From Nowhere (feat. Eric Crystal)”. Crystal has been an integral part of the Boz Scaggs touring band since 2002 and has performed or recorded with Michael McDonald, Huey Lewis, Toto, The Temptations, Four Tops, Kenny Loggins, Allen Toussaint, and many others.

This is the fourth silver medal awarded to composer Brian Kelly from the Global Music Awards since 2016.

Listen to From Nowhere (feat. Eric Crystal) on your favorite music streaming service.

Composer Brian Kelly Receives Three Awards in the 2019 Indie Music Channel Awards

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composer Brian KellyI am honored and grateful to have received three awards in the 2019 Indie Music Channel Awards for my contemporary jazz recording “From Nowhere”: Recording of the Year, Best Jazz Recording, and Best Instrumental Recording.

I share these awards with my brilliant collaborators: Eric Crystal (alto sax), Chris Tabarez (audio engineer), and Gary Mankin (mixing/mastering engineer).

The awards event was held at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on April 28, 2019

Composer Brian Kelly receives six nominations in the 2019 Indie Music Channel Awards

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Brian Kelly composer - 2019 Indie Music Channel Awards NomineeBrian Kelly, composer/pianist/producer, has received six nominations in the 2019 Indie Music Channel Awards for his Contemporary Jazz piece “From Nowhere”. The track, which features Eric Crystal on alto sax and Brian on piano, was composed and produced by Brian Kelly, engineered by Chris Tabarez, and mixed by Gary Mankin. “From Nowhere” will soon be released as a digital single on Spotify, etc.

The Indie Music Channel Awards will be held at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on April 28, 2019.

Composer Brian Kelly is a Finalist in the 2019 Enlightened Piano Radio Awards

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Brian Kelly - 2019 Enlightened Piano Radio Awards - Finalist - Best Solo Piano AlbumComposer & pianist Brian Kelly has been named a Finalist in the 2019 Enlightened Piano Radio Awards in the Best Solo Piano Album category for his album Tomorrow’s Daydream. He will perform music from his album at the awards concert/ceremony to be held at the Place Des Arts in Montreal, Quebec on September 19, 2019.

FINALISTS:

Album Of The Year

  1. Dan Kennedy
  2. Lisa Swerdlow
  3. Marc-André Pépin

Best Solo Piano

  1. Brian Kelly
  2. Marshall Barnhouse
  3. Milana Tchebotaryov-Zilnik

Best Piano With Instrumentation

  1. Brenda Warren
  2. Cathy McIntyre Oakes
  3. Donovan Johnson

Best New Artist

  1. KeithTim Anderson
  2. Tania Stavreva
  3. Vicente Avella

Best Holiday Album

  1. Pam Asberry
  2. Philip Wesley
  3. Ryan Marvel

Best Piano Jazz Album

  1.  Alan Storeygard
  2. Eric V. Bikales

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