Pop piano superstar Jim Brickman and special guest Luke McMaster play River Run

Guelph, ON January 17, 2014 – Songwriter Jim Brickman is hailed as one of the most successful instrumental pop pianist of the last two decades. Throughout twenty year long career, Brickman — who describes himself as a songwriter that plays the piano — has shared his artistry with luminaries such as Carly Simon and Olivia Newton-John. He is set to play River Run Centre on Thursday, January 30 at 8 p.m. The concert is presented as part of the Macquarie Music series, and takes place in the Co-operators Hall.

Joining Brickman on stage will be special guest, Luke McMaster.  As one half of the duo McMaster & James, Luke enjoyed great success with hits like Thank You, Love Wins Everytime and I Understand. In 2002 the pair decided to dissolve the group and Luke went on to work as a songwriter and producer, writing for film and television, and working alongside hit-making acts like Nick Lachey and Rihanna, Luke has also played with Chantelle Kreviazuk – always a favourite at River Run. After being introduced to Brickman, by mutual friend Marc Jordan – another popular River Run performer, the two immediately felt a creative kinship, and collaborated on the song Good Morning Beautiful, which became the lead single on McMaster’s new album, All Roads.

As an artist Brickman literally owns the Adult Contemporary charts. He has amassed dozens of Top 40 singles, sold over 7 million albums, and has six Gold and Platinum albums to his credit. He is known for his collaborative approach to music, partnering with well-known vocalists such as Lady Antebellum, Johnny Mathis, Michael W. Smith, Martina McBride and Donny Osmond.

In addition to his songwriting, recording and performing, Brickman hosts a weekly syndicated radio program called Your Weekend with Jim Brickman, and he has also released several PBS music television specials. The Boston Herald described this prolific artist and entrepreneur as “a crowd pleaser,” saying that, “his rhapsodic melodies coupled with his considerable stage charm have made him a phenomenon.” –

Tickets are $38 for adults and $36 for students and seniors. $5 eyeGO tickets are available for high school students with valid ID. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. Tickets are available at the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000, or online at riverrun.ca

Ella Pauls | Manager of Cultural Development
Culture & Tourism| Community & Social Services
City of Guelph
T 519-822-1260 x 2589
E ella.pauls@guelph.ca