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Date: 2016-12-04
Article Title: Schermerhorn Symphony Center Presents Brian McKnight: An Evening with Holidays & Hits
Article: R& B music sensation Brian McKnight will perform at Schermerhorn Symphony Center for a special evening singing holiday medleys and some of his hits on Wednesday, December 21. With his trademark falsetto and soaring vocal range, Brian McKnight is one of R&B's most influential artists, with 15 hit albums, numerous awards and starring appearances on stage and screen. This supremely talented multi-instrumentalist makes his first-ever appearance at the Schermerhorn for a night of holiday songs including hits like Back at One, One Last Cry, Anytime, The Way Love Goes and many more. An American R&B singer/songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. He is one of the very few leggiero tenors in the pop genre. McKnight is perhaps most recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range. McKnight's work has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations, though he has never won. He is second only to Snoop Dogg for the record of most Grammy nominations without a win. On September 23, 2016 McKnight released his first live CD, DVD, and BluRay collection entitled "An Evening With" in partnership with independent recording label The SoNo Recording Group through the Universal Music Group. The concert was recorded in Los Angeles at the historic Saban Theatre. The release includes fourteen songs performed live with his full band plus three newly written and recorded songs. The first single "Everything" reached the top twenty on the national Adult Contemporary charts in September 2016. The CD version of the concert debuted in Billboard Magazine R&B chart at number thirteen as a Hot Shot Debut. Also included is a duet with Gino Vannelli on the song "Brothers In The End". The Blu-ray and DVD version of the release premiered in Billboard Magazine. Music DVD chart at number nine. This exciting evening is one that you don’t want to miss. A portion of each ticket sold benefits The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). For more information on this upcoming event, visit or call (615) 687-6400.