Associate Professor, part-time
Percussion ; Co-chair, Brazilian Jazz Studies Department
B.M. in Percussion and Ethnomusicology, Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Acclaimed international performer/clinician, and recording artist adept at both Brazilian and Afro-Cuban percussion among others. Lecturer at UC Davis teaching Samba Bateria, and teaches performance labs for the Music of Brazil lecture at UC Berkeley. Brian has performed and/or recorded with Mike Marshall, Jovino Santos Neto, Spok, Clarice Assad, Paulo Sergio Santos, Danilo Brito, Dudu Maia, Chico Pinheiro, Alessandro Penezzi, Jorge Alabe, Almir Côrtes, João Paulo Amaral and Rogerio Souza. Brian is the co-founder and artistic director of the Berkeley Festival of Choro and the founder and director of Samba Seattle, and AfroCuban Folkloric Collective in Seattle. Clinician at Oberlin, Cantareira College (São Paulo) and University of Campinas, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Stanford University, Southern Oregon University, University of Washington, Indiana University, Queens College and others.