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August 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $13 per guest.
COVID-19 Policies: As live music reopens across the country, we, along with other venues, are prioritizing the health and wellness of our guests and staff while closely monitoring all government guidelines and recommendations regarding the spread of infectious disease. We anticipate having limited venue capacity and requiring face coverings for all staff and guests for the foreseeable future. Additionally, tickets will only be available for parties of 2 or larger, due to social distancing restrictions.
Box Office: The Tin Pan charges lower fees for box office versus online sales. Our box office is open Mon-Fri 12PM-5PM. Please visit us during those hours or call 804-447-8189.
Keyboardist, Composer and Studio Musician Brian Simpson has had music at the core of his being since childhood.
After graduating from Northern Illinois University, Simpson relocated to Los Angeles where he quickly immersed himself in the local jazz scene. Late night jazz sessions found him playing alongside everyone from saxophonists Gerald Albright and Boney James to guitarist Norman Brown. He soon found himself taking a temporary leave of absence from the jazz scene, touring the world with R&B divas Teena Marie and Janet Jackson.
In 1990 Simpson received a call from George Duke and began a working friendship that led to a decade of touring and production work with the late jazz legend. “It was during my tenure with George that I began working with a wide variety of artists, from James Ingram and Anita Baker to Kirk Whalum and Gerald Albright. Regardless of the situation, I learned that ultimately making music should be fun” says Simpson.
The popularity of his music world wide has kept Mr. Simpson on a seemingly endless world tour which in 2019 included Japan, Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, and South Africa.
With writing credits on R&B & Adult Contemporary chart-topping albums and No. 1 Hits on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Airplay charts, it’s clear why Brian is the veteran Music Director of so many jazz events.
Brian signed with Shanachie Entertainment in 2010 and his latest CD release is entitled Unified (2020).