Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Performing Arts

Jim Brickman brings 'The Magic of Christmas' to Toledo

See also

Grammy nominee Jim Brickman performed yesterday at the Stranahan Theater as part of his Christmas tour.

His Sunday afternoon show drew an appreciative crowd. Toledo was only one stop on his “The Magic of Christmas” tour. Touring at Christmas time has become second nature for the 51 year old pianist. The Cleveland area native has now been part of eighteen holiday tours.

He was joined on stage by Anne Cochran, who demonstrated her vocal range. The singer has literally grown up with Brickman as the two have known each other since high school. Also on stage in yesterday’s show were electric violinist Tracy Silverman and guitarist Luke McMaster. The ensemble performed a number of holiday tunes.

The show was in support of Brickman's latest CD, “The Magic of Christmas.” This CD has fifteen seasonal tunes and contains a personal highlight for Brickman. The legendary Johnny Mathis performed the song “Sending You a Little Christmas,” a song that Brickman penned. About recording with Mathis, Brickman recently told Billboard magazine, “It was surreal, and definitely a ‘pinch me’ moment.” Megan Hilty and Sandi Patty also lend their vocal talents on the CD. Recording his own vocals for a song is another personal highlight on the CD. Brickman sings “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” but he feels more comfortable allowing others to sing while he plays the piano. Over his two decade long career, he has collaborated with many vocalists including Rebecca Lynn Howard and Martina McBride.

Brickman’s show caps a festive season of fine performances in Toledo including concerts by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, and The Oak Ridge Boys.

If you missed Brickman’s show Sunday, you can still hear him since he also has a nationally syndicated radio show. Here in Toledo, listeners may catch “Your Weekend with Jim Brickman” every Saturday. The show airs from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on WRVF, 101.5. You can also get a copy of “The Magic of Christmas” on Brickman’s website.

If you would like to keep current on upcoming Toledo events, concerts and other performing arts, subscribe to the author’s page. IT IS FREE AND EASY! Simply select the “subscribe” button near the author’s name. You will receive an email each time a new event is covered in an article.


Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Sports Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!