Brian Culbertson, founder and artistic director of the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, began his musical journey at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10 then bass at 12.
Loving genre-crossing jazz-pop artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Tower of Power, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets and Chick Corea.
NAPA VALLEY JAZZ GETAWAY
So naturally gifted was Brian, his 7th grade piano recital consisted of all original tunes.
Brian flourished in high school bands where he won several Downbeat® Magazine student awards before moving to downtown Chicago to complete his musical studies at DePaul University.
He then went on to compose jingles for clients such as United Airlines, Gatorade, Sears and McDonald’s in the bustling city’s highly competitive advertising community throughout the 90’s.
In 1994, at age 20, Brian self-produced his debut album, Long Night Out. Since then, Brian has released fourteen more albums, toured around the world, seen his name at the top of Billboard and radio charts, worked and performed with industry all-stars.
Stars like Maurice White, Larry Graham, Ray Parker Jr., Musiq Soulchild, Ledisi, Chuck Brown and “Bootsy” Collins to name a few.
Regardless of his success, fans can rest assured that with 15 albums and counting, Brian Culbertson always brings his very best – and brings the very best out of others – in all of his broad-ranging musical endeavors.
Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
Presented by Lexus is a 5-day luxury wine and jazz festival set in the heart of California’s famous wine country.
Previous performers at the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway are Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Boney James, Peter White, Mindi Abair, Spyro Gyra, Eric Darius, The Family Stone, Fred Wesley, Kenny Lattimore, Maysa, Chuck Loeb, Raul Midón, Eric Marienthal, Marqueal Jordan, DW3, Cecil Ramirez, DJ’s The World Famous Rick and Russ Show feat.
We’re excited to kick off the countdown to Napa Valley Jazz Getaway. In addition, you’ll try some of Napa’s most iconic wines and many hidden gems as well.
The 2017 Platinum Package INCLUDES:
Choice Seats to ALL 4 Main Concert Events, Concert Shuttle Bus Service, Welcome Dinner & Jam Session,
Private “Platinum” Party, “Wine Downs,” After Parties, PLATINUM ACCESS CARD & Much More!