BRIAN was born in Cincinnati, Ohio into a family of professional musicians. While living in the Midwest, Brian’s diverse range of styles led him to performances with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Little Anthony and the Imperials, as well as Tony Award winner and Broadway star, Faith Prince. Brian has also shared the stage with such artists as Leroy “Sugar” Bonner from The Ohio Players, blues greats Sam Myers and Lonnie Mack, and television and movie star Woody Harrelson.
Brian’s growing interest in Latin music and culture brought him to the San Francisco Bay Area in early 1999. He quickly began working with Bay Area Icon Dr Loco (Dr Jose Cuellar) and “the father of chicano music” and National Medal of Arts recipient, Lalo Guerrero, prior to his passing. He has also performed with notable San Francisco musicians such as multi-instrumentalist John Calloway, guitarist Ray Obiedo, the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Independent Music Award winning artist Fely Tchaco, and East Coast Bachata artists Bautista and Frankely on their West Coast performances. He also lead his own Latin jazz ensemble since 2007.
In addition to his performance schedule, Brian maintains a private practice in drum set and percussion instruction and is a contributing writer for DRUM! Magazine.
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