Brian started playing saxophone at age eight, growing up in a musical family heavily influenced by his father, an accomplished jazz drummer.
He is a magna cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, with a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance.
Since moving to Seattle in 1988, he is known as a preeminent Northwest saxophone player, instantly recognizable for his gorgeous tone, rhythmic precision and natural musical sense. Brian is the consummate professional, extremely versatile in all styles of music – straight ahead, Cuban or Brazilian jazz or free improvisation.
Brian has performed and recorded with
Lee Oskar (War)
Michael Schrieve (Santana)
Brian has taught saxophone, clarinet and flute at Pacific Music since June, 1992.