"I'm so grateful your Gershwin show was the opening of our Concert Series. The accolades and standing ovations our audience gave you were the icing on the cake!"
- Executive Director, Citrus Hills, Hernando, FL
"What a terrific evening last night! Bravo! We loved it all! The Gershwins would have stood up and cheered!"
- C Robert Jones, Professor of Music, Mars Hill College, NC
Brian utilizes a number of world-class musicians and vocalists in this production - including vocalist Liz Aiello from North Carolina and vocalist Michelle Pruyn from Brandon, Florida. Additionally, Brian features drums, bass, a multi-woodwind artist and an additional vocalist/actor in this exciting 6-piece show.
This bold, entertaining show will make you smile - while filling your evening with brilliant pianistic expressions, lush vocal harmonies, engaging dialogue and a multiplicity of unexpected surprises. From an elegant Embraceable You, to a soaring Summertime, a driving Stairway To Paradise to Brian's "Gershwin meets Elvis Routine" - highlighted by his unforgettable rendition of The Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin With A Twist! is an exhilarating musical journey - with every song a New Adventure.
This exciting and innovative production honors the music of George and Ira Gershwin, while playfully stretching the limits of your imagination. Starring pianist & vocalist extraordinaire Brian Gurl, a fabulous female vocalist and a dynamic 6-piece band, this show honors a mosaic of Gershwin hits performed in traditional Gershwinesque styles - including Ragtime, Jazz, beautiful melodies and catchy Broadway hits - then takes Gershwin "back to the future" into the world of Reggae, Doo Wop, R&B, Rock 'n' Roll and yes, even Rap - featuring some fabulously creative and humorous arrangements.
Gershwin With A Twist!
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"I have heard many 'Rhapsody In Blues' played by many fine pianists over the years but never with more flair, more sensitivity, more emotion and such fire!"
- Orville Splitt, Englewood Performing Arts, FL