Brian Simpson

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Biography

Illinois, USA. Raised in Gurnee, north of Chicago, Simpson began playing piano at an early age, and owing to his father’s record collection was inclined towards jazz from the outset. Oscar Peterson was a notable influence, although he also listened to jazz guitarists such as Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass. Simpson studied at Columbia College and at Northern Illinois University where he played keyboards in various ensembles from small groups to big bands. With the university’s big band,... Read more

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smooth jazz
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