A review of my new songbook has been posted on MainlyPiano.com by Kathy Parsons: “. . . a sparkling collection of Brian Kelly’s own transcriptions of the eleven original piano solos from his forthcoming CD release, Tomorrow’s Daydream. . . The book itself is really beautiful, with full-color glossy covers (front and back), spiral binding, 80-pound paper, and clear and clean notation. The spacing is roomy and easy to read, and some of the pieces include Brian’s suggested fingerings. The music is fun to play, but it is definitely not for beginners. . . intermediate and advanced players will find plenty to love while getting lost in this music and making it theirs. Recommended!”
Afterplay, the latest album by Brian Kelly, has been nominated for “Best Instrumental Jazz Album 2009” in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. “Celtic Fire” (track #8 on the album) has been nominated for “Best Instrumental Jazz Song 2009”.
Brian Kelly – Solo Piano Sheet Music
“Brian Kelly follows his brilliant debut release POOLS OF LIGHT with yet another outstanding, compelling collection of originals… The musical integrity and lyrical sensitivity that Mr. Kelly brings to the table for his projects is clearly evident on this release…”
Afterplay, the new CD by composer and pianist Brian Kelly, continued to hold the #3 position on the NAR Top 100 Radio Chart in December 2008.
Brian Kelly is currently composing and rehearsing music for a solo piano album of original compositions, with the goal of ultimately releasing a solo piano album and publishing a companion solo piano songbook.
Brian Kelly’s piano playing is featured in 7 tracks of the debut CD by Alexander Orchestra, Opus Everlasting. Violinist Alex Sneicki has created some memorably melodic and richly-textured music. The style could be described as Classical Crossover / World-Music.
Viviana Guzman will play flute on the next Brian Kelly CD release. Viviana has performed as soloist with orchestras in Russia, Chile, Vermont, New York, Wisconsin, California, Texas, and Montana, in such halls as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, and other prominent stages with such artists as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo…
“Open Sky” (the first track from the Pools of Light CD by Brian Kelly) is featured on the New Age CD Sampler released by Oasis CD Manufacturing on track #12, Disc 1. The double-disc promotional CD will be sent to college and community radio stations throughout the U.S. in December 2005.
The Brian Kelly / Pools of Light CD is now in the stores at Sembawang Music Centres in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. It includes two bonus tracks: “April Sky” and “Tracing Rainbows”. The album has been retitled “Expect A Miracle” and the artwork has been slightly modified.
Brian Kelly’s Pools of Light CD is #1 on the instrumental music radio chart! After one month of promotion to radio stations around the world, my CD, Pools of Light, entered the New Age Reporter (NAR) charts at the #1 position for June 2005.