The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents the debut of R&B singer/multi-instrumentalist Brian McKnight – solo, for four nights and eight shows, March 14th-17th! Show times at 7:30p and 9:30p Thursday - Sunday.
Tickets may be purchased by phoning Jazz Alley at 206-441-9729 or contacting TicketMaster at 206-628-0888. Visit JazzAlley.com for more details.
Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 13 albums to date, 7 of them have gone platinum, with several going 2 and 3 times platinum, and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. 2011 saw the release of Brian's 14th album, entitled Just Me, along with a worldwide tour and live DVD.
McKnight has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, has toured successfully for over a decade, and has collaborated with many renowned performers, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson and Kenny G. His 1997 release, Anytime, sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy. In 1999, McKnight released Back at One, which sold over three million copies.
Along with several Grammy nominations, Brian McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year. He has hosted "Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight" on BETJ. In addition, "The Brian McKnight Morning Show" on KTWV, the Wave Smooth Jazz radio station, was a Top 5 rated show 2 years running. In 2009 Brian started hosting his own radio show "The Brian McKnight Show," which ran in over 60 markets and was syndicated through ABC Radio. Brian also hosted his own nationally syndicated TV show ,"The Brian McKnight Show."
Multi-disciplined Brian has also used his vast industry knowledge as a red carpet host for “Extra!” and in 2007, McKnight stepped into Broadway with a successful run as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Brian was also a contestant on the Donald Trump hit show "Celebrity Apprentice" and toured nationwide in the JeCaryous Johnson play "Cheaper to Keep Her" with Vivica A. Fox. www.bmcknight.com.