Brickman kicks off Mendel Center Mainstage season

Published 8:19 am Monday, September 3, 2012

Piano sensation Jim Brickman leads the upcoming Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage season.

Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations, and he’s bringing his unique sound and showmanship to the Mendel Center at 8 p.m. Sept. 29.

Since the release of his debut album, “No Words,” in 1994, Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him the best-selling solo piano artist of his time. Brickman’s latest releases include “Romanza,” a collection of Italian-inspired original love songs, andAll is Calm,” peaceful traditional carols celebrating the Christmas season.

Brickman’s best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things,” and “Peace.” He has established a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists: Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, and Olivia Newton-John.

Tickets for Jim Brickman at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage are available by calling (269) 927-1221 or visiting