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Pianist has the keys to season’s sound

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“The thing about being an instrumentalist at Christmas is that you can play so many songs that really don’t lend themselves to being covered,’’ says Jim Brickman of his holiday music. “The thing about being an instrumentalist at Christmas is that you can play so many songs that really don’t lend themselves to being covered,’’ says Jim Brickman of his holiday music. (Aaron Crisler)
By Sarah Rodman
Globe Staff / November 20, 2011

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To pianist Jim Brickman Christmas music naturally works with the tone of the melodies that he writes and his gentle interpretive style. It is a style that has consistently sent the 50-year-old Cleveland native to the top of the new age and adult contemporary charts since his 1994 debut. On Dec. 4, he comes to the Wilbur Theatre to ring in the season with singer Benjamin Utecht and Anne Cochran, and violinist Tracy Silverman.

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JIM BRICKMAN: A Christmas Celebration with Benjamin Utecht, Anne Cochran, and Tracy Silverman

At: the Wilbur Theatre, Dec. 4, 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $25-$60. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com