Biography

Brian’s first musical interest came at the age of nine when he discovered his fathers 8-track tape of Steely Dan’s “Gaucho”, along with various rock and jazz classics. Coming from a lineage of classical musicians and a drummer father, Brian’s stirring creativity began to demand an outlet, so he asked his parents for a keyboard. He quickly took to exploring his musical elements and went on to learn the alto saxophone in his school’s band. With an early interest in jazz and improvisation, in the 10th grade he was given the award for “Best Soloist” at the Loyola Jazz Festival High School competition, and by the 12th grade was accepted into the magnet arts school P.C.C.A. in St. Petersburg, Florida where he received the Al Downing Foundation Jazz Scholarship upon graduation.

Originally from Alabama, Brian first moved to Miami, Florida to attend the University of Miami. While honing his saxophone skills, he was allowed the opportunity to perform alongside world renown musicians such as Joshua Redman, Jack Dejohnette, Dave Liebman and Kenny Werner.



Throughout the 2000′s, Brian toured with various Universal Music artists at venue’s including the Latin Grammy Awards, various MTV productions, The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA, as well as various other major venues and festivals. Brian has also performed with George Clinton, Lyrics Born, Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Jeremias, Javier Garcia, Jaheim, Boyz II Men, and many others.


Back in Miami, Brian was fully immersed in the local Latin, Jazz, Rock, and Hip-Hop music scene and has performed and recorded with many local-turned-national acts including: The Spam Allstars, Nicole Henry, Jesse Jackson, Suenalo, Locos Por Juana, Xperimento, Diogo Brown, Batuke Samba Funk, The Square Egg, Raw B Jae and the Liquid Funk, among others.