Brian Simpson is a British jazz keyboardist and composer. He was born on January 17, 1963, in Gillingham, Kent, England.
Simpson began his career as a session musician, playing keyboards on recordings by artists such as Janet Jackson, Teena Marie, and George Duke. He later went on to release his own solo albums, which blend smooth jazz, R&B, and funk influences.
Some of Simpson’s most popular albums include “Above the Clouds,” “South Beach,” and “Just What You Need.” He has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Boney James, Dave Koz, and Norman Brown.
Simpson’s music is known for its melodic sensibility and its ability to blend different styles and influences. He has been nominated for several awards, including a Soul Train Music Award and a Canadian Smooth Jazz Award.
In addition to his work as a musician, Simpson is also a radio host and producer. He hosts a weekly show on Jazz FM, a digital radio station in the UK, and has produced albums for other artists.
Simpson’s work has been widely praised for its accessibility and its ability to appeal to a broad range of listeners. His music has helped to popularize jazz and smooth jazz, and his influence on contemporary jazz is widely recognized.