Monday, May 19th, 2014
Brian May is a 2003 graduate of North St. Francois County High School in Bonne Terre, Missouri. While studying with Matt Henry at UMSL, Brian was selected as the drummer for the Missouri All-Collegiate Jazz Ensemble. As a jazz performance major at SIUE, he studied with Miles Vandiver.
Brian has performed with Farshid Etniko, Clave Sol, Aaron Burlbaw, Cafe’ Danza, Clave Salseros, Samba Bom and the praise bands at Church on the Rock, Living Word Ministries and Celebration Church (Metairie, LA). While in Louisiana, Brian was an instructor at Crescent City School of Fine Arts.
He has recorded with Menache, The Primary Colors, Acoustik Element, Love City, Farshid Soltanshahi and Dwight Fitch.
Brian listens to contemporary jazz, gospel, soul and electronic music. He teaches pop, jazz, rock and latin styles.