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Legendary Musician & Radio Personality Jim Brickman Appearance, Performance and Signing

Barnes & Noble Warwick is pleased to host legendary pianist, composer, producer and radio host Jim Brickman for a special appearance, performance, signing  and photo opportunity on Sunday, April 19th from 11am-1pm at 1350 Bald Hill Rd. Warwick. Brickman is currently on tour celebrating 20 years in music and the release of his book Soothe.

Jim Brickman has become the most commercially successful instrumental pop pianist of the last three decades. Four of his albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America - 1995's By Heart, 1997's Picture This and The Gift, and 1999's Destiny - for sales of more than 500,000 copies. Overall, he's sold more than 7 million albums.

He's amassed 27 Top 40 singles on the adult contemporary charts, including 14 Top 10 smashes. His collaboration with soaring country songstress Martina McBride, the beautiful paean to love titled "Valentine," scored at mainstream country radio in 1998, peaking at No. 9. Other Brickman staples include "Simple Things" with Rebecca Lynn Howard, "Peace" and "The Gift," both with Collin Raye and Susan Ashton, "Never Alone" with Lady Antebellum, and "Love of My Life" with Michael W. Smith. Most recently in 2013, Brickman's The Magic of Christmas featuring the 2003 remake of "Sending You A Little Christmas" with Johnny Mathis landed at #1 on Billboard New Age and took the #58 spot on Billboard Top 200.

Throughout his long career, Brickman has also shared his artistry with luminaries such as Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Richie McDonald of country vocal group Lonestar, smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz , Olivia Newton-John, and Canadian country singer Michelle Wright. Along the way he's been rewarded for his melodically sublime style with two Grammy Award nominations, a couple of SESAC "Songwriter of the Year" Awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association. He's also the author of two best-selling books, 2001's Simple Things and 2005's Love Notes, co-written with Cindy Pearlman.

Brickman is also the host of a syndicated radio show, Your Weekend With Jim Brickman, which is currently taped in New York after a 15-year production in Los Angeles, where Brickman lived from 1988 to 2010. Your Weekend With Jim Brickman premiered in 1997 and can now be heard on 80 radio stations across North America in cities such as Milwaukee, Hartford, Portland, Honolulu, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Providence, and Nashville. The show is recorded in advance, and is a four-hour casual lifestyle program that encompasses lots of music, superstar celebrity interviews, expert tips on health, travel, beauty, conversations about pop culture, current topics and more.

(release from Barnes & Noble Warwick)