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Brian Simpson

March 12th, 2015

Born:
Brian Simpson

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s






Brian Simpson

Biography

Keyboardist and composer Brian Simpson is a sought-after studio musician and musical director who has regularly crossed from jazz to pop and R&B. Raised in Gurnee, Illinois, Simpson grew up in a musical family and eventually earned his music degree from Northern Illinois University. After graduating, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he found work performing with such artists as Boney James, Norman Brown, and Everette Harp. This led to stints touring with a variety of pop artists, including Janet Jackson and Teena Marie. In 1991, Simpson garnered more attention after co-writing Surface's number one hit R&B single “The First Time.” As a studio musician, Simpson has worked with such artists as Stanley Clarke, Kirk Whalum, and George Duke. Since the late '90s, he has acted as musical director for saxophonist Dave Koz. Simpson has released several albums as a solo artist, including 1995's Closer Still and 2005's It's All Good. Two years later, Simpson delivered the album Above the Clouds. In 2013, Simpson released his fifth solo album, Just What You Need, featuring guest appearances by Gerald Albright, Marc Antoine, Elan Trotman, and Jonathan Butler.

Top Albums


1. Sky Watcher ..

2. Out of a Dre..

3. Just What Yo..

4. South Beach

5. Above the Cl..

6. Above the Cl..

7. It's All Goo..

8. It's All Goo..

9. Imagine This

10. Closer Still

11. Social Netwo..

12. Candy (feat…

13. Away In the ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Sky Watcher Out of a Dream 4:02 $1.29
2.

When I Say Your Name (feat. Dave Koz.. Out of a Dream 3:53 $1.29
3.

Her Eyes Out of a Dream 4:56 $1.29
4.

Out of a Dream (feat. Najee) Out of a Dream 4:00 $1.29
5.

Never Without You (feat. Peter White.. South Beach 4:52 $0.99
6.

Nightfall (feat. Maurice Brown) Out of a Dream 4:16 $1.29
7.

San Lorenzo (feat. Marc Antoine) Out of a Dream 4:47 $1.29
8.

Just One Wish (feat. Norman Brown) Out of a Dream 4:13 $1.29
9.

One of a Kind (feat. Grace Kelly) Out of a Dream 4:25 $1.29
10.

Emerald City Just What You Need 4:23 $1.29
11.

Just What You Need (feat. Elan Trotm.. Just What You Need 4:44 $1.29
12.

Summer's End South Beach 4:54 $0.99
13.

Sky Watcher Sky Watcher – Single 3:40 $1.29
14.

Rio Sway (feat. Maysa) Out of a Dream 3:52 $1.29
15.

Let's Get Away Out of a Dream 4:10 $1.29
16.

In the Rain (feat. Marc Antoine) Ultimate Collection of Sens.. 4:26 $1.29
17.

Soul Embrace Midnight Love: Sensuous Smo.. 3:58 $1.29
18.

You Gotta Be Just What You Need 3:45 $1.29
19.

Castaway Just What You Need 3:53 $1.29
20.

In the Rain (feat. Marc Antoine) Just What You Need 4:23 $1.29
21.

D'Groove (feat. Gerald Albright) Just What You Need 4:36 $1.29
22.

Girl from Ipanema (feat. Dave Koz) Just What You Need 4:42 $1.29
23.

Love Like This Just What You Need 4:11 $1.29
24.

Soul Embrace Just What You Need 3:57 $1.29
25.

Wherever You Go (feat. Jonathan Butl.. Just What You Need 4:37 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. The First Time


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