Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the go-to’ man for everyone from Janet Jackson and Teena Marie to George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, for whom he has had the distinction of being musical director for the past 15 years. The chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit The First Time for Surface in the 1990s confesses, Ultimately, my listeners inspire me to make my music.
Known for his ability to sculpt timeless love songs, soulful party anthems and melodies that stay on your mind, Brian Simpson is truly a master at his craft. On his own, Simpson has released several Top 20 jazz albums, including 2010’s South Beach, 2015’s Out of a Dream and 2018’s Something About You. In 2020, he collaborated with guitarist Steve Oliver on Unified, and he returned in 2021 with All That Matters.