Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Road presents Brian Culbertson The Trilogy Tour at the Palladium Theatre on Friday, November 3 at 8 pm. Over the course of crafting a 25-album catalog and architecting nearly 40 Billboard#1 singles as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Brian Culbertson has charted his own unique course in music. Label him jazz and he makes a funk record. Call him an R&B artist and he drops an acoustic jazz trio collection. Brand him pop and he creates a 32-minute New Age opus. And you’d be hard pressed to name another instrumentalist of his ilk who can mount an elaborately designed concert production that will keep him on the road for three consecutive months.
Culbertson burst onto the scene in 1994 with a chart-topping album that he recorded in his college apartment featuring keyboard-led contemporary jazz tracks. Long Night Out landed him a lengthy record deal and signaled that a star was born. Flash forward to present day, Culbertson composed thirty songs that populate the three albums in The Trilogy that describes the three-part arc of a long-term relationship: the hot and steamy “falling in love” phase, the rocky middle when perhaps they even break up for a bit, and the couple reunites to live “happily ever after” phase. The Trilogy Tour will feature a mix of songs from The Trilogy Albums, as well as the greatest hits from Brian Culbertson’s catalog.
“Hearing the three albums in a row provides the context. All the songs on Red (October 2021) were clearly about passion and love. Blue (January 2022) is melancholy and sad songs, breakup songs and ‘losing people’ songs. Once you get to part three, White (May 2022) is all about songs that have an uplifting feel to them. Stylistically, they all feel similar even though they are emotionally broad” said Culbertson.
Possessing style, panache and a savvy business mind capable of moving the needle in music and beyond, Culbertson founded and curates the annual Napa Valley and Chicago Jazz Getaways, which have attracted guests from all over the globe to experience his premier events.
Whether you’re listening to music from The Trilogy on record or live in concert, you’re hearing an eclectic, entertaining and engaging set from an artist at the peak of his power.
Tickets priced at $59.50 and $49.50 are available at The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall, by calling 727-791-7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall is open Tuesday through Thursday, from noon to 6 pm, Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, from noon to 6 pm. Tickets will also be available day of show at The Palladium Theater box office which opens three hours prior to show time. The Palladium Theater is located at 253 Fifth Ave., South in St. Petersburg.
Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road established in 1998,books and produces several off-site events including Friends of Music Member Appreciation Concerts, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, the PGA TOUR’S Valspar Championship concert at Innisbrook, the annual Chasco Fiesta at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey, concerts for the NFL®’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers®, NCAA® Women’s Basketball and the NHL®. Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road also books and produces events in other partner venues including The Palladium in downtown St. Petersburg, as well as the Tampa Theatre and Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa. Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road partnered with the City of Clearwater to present a wide variety of concerts at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater as well as created the Tampa Bay Rays Summer Concert Series, booking and producing more than 90 concerts from 2005 to 2015. In 2022, industry trade publication Pollstar named Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road #36 in the United States and #52 Concert Promoters in the world.
The historic Palladium Theater is home for jazz, blues, classical, Celtic, opera, theatre, dance, acoustic and more. Whether in the main stage Hough Hall with its world-class sound system or kicking back in the Side Door Cabaret, the Palladium is just a short walk from downtown St. Pete’s vibrant waterfront and is consistently ranked as one of Tampa Bay’s best, most intimate and affordable performing arts centers.
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