Born into a musically rich family in the beautiful city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Brian has been playing the piano since he was a toddler.
While completing a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of North Texas, Brian won two Down Beat Magazine awards as a soloist and band leader, and recorded four albums with the Grammy nominated band One O’clock Lab. Brian was a founding member of multi Grammy award winning Snarky Puppy. Brian also formed his own jazz-funk fusion group, Progger, and has released four critically acclaimed albums and built a following.
While serving as Progger’s music director, keyboardist, saxophonist, and primary composer, he also composes for television and film and appears on recordings by Okkervil River, Bill Laurance, Sly5thAve, and more. Brian has taught piano lessons since 2004.