Review of Jazz Performance
Brian Culbertson is an independent artist who held a jazz performance from his Colors of Love tour at the Birchmere Hall in Alexandria Virginia. He is a multitalented artist and can play various instruments. For the specific performance, he chose to play the piano. Other instrumentalists accompanied him including Chris Miskel, Joewaun Scott, and Tyrone Chase who handled the drums, bass, and guitar respectively. The vocalist Eddie Miller was on the keyboard while Marquel Jordan played the saxophone. Culbertson had dedicated the tour to his wife Michelle, and the songs focused on love. The show took a little bit more than two hours. In total, there were more than thirty performances from the artists, and some of them were solo pieces that he played on the piano. He incorporated videos from other artists as well, and there were comedy breaks in between. Culbertson had divided the show into three acts that he had titled silver, red, and blue.
Some of the performances for the night included “hookin up”, “something about love”, “another love”, “been around the world”, “Michelle’s theme”, “feelin it”, “it’s on tonight”, “all about you”, “through the years”, and “something about love”. There were many other performances during the night and music from other artists as well. Culbertson structured the songs to cover the three acts. Before each section, there was an introduction from the comedian of the night. This variation made the night enjoyable.
The show was remarkable, and every person in the room seemed to be enjoying the performance. The performance’s success was evidenced by their reaction to the music played. It is safe to say that the show was a lover’s affair. The display and the stage were set in a romantic mood. The purple lighting did much to enhance the atmosphere at the event. All the songs were meant to communicate the message of love. Other than the overall theme, which appealed to many people, the modern-day person would appreciate the visual displays that were discernible in the show.
It was clear that Culbertson had meant for the show to be entirely about love and, specifically, about his wife. Some of the videos were about her. However, others were of other artists that he had worked with previously. The type of music was modern as well, as there were many funk beats, which have become popular with young listeners. There were enormous video columns all around the stage, which meant that the audience did not struggle to see the images. Furthermore, the included images were colorful as well. As expected from the title of the tour and the music selected, the photos were full of romance, and they included many flickering candles and visual displays of heart shapes.
not disappoint on the music as well. The smooth jazz was to perfection, and the
most outstanding songs were the solo pieces he performed on the piano and that were
presented purposely for his wife. The audience appreciated the music, and they,
in turn, enhanced the experience. From the facial expression of the audience,
it would be accurate to note that many of them would pay an additional fee to
watch the performance. Not many artists would choose to play more than thirty
songs and give their audience something extra in the form of more acts on the
videos and comedy performances. It is clear that Culberston understands the
importance of being versatile as demonstrated in the show.
Jackson, Ronald. “Smooth Jazz Concert Review.” The Smooth Jazz Ride, 25 Apr. 2018, thesmoothjazzride.com/smooth-jazz-concert-reviews. Accessed 28 June 2018.