Brian was born and currently resides in New York City. He began playing as a child and studied with many great percussionists including John Beck, Jimmy Cobb, Adam Nussbaum, and the late Vernel Fournier. Since 1995 Brian has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and Japan. Among the artists he has performed or recorded with are The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Junior Mance, Marlena Shaw, Dianne Schuur, and the late David ‘Fathead’ Newman. Currently Brian is a regular on the New York jazz scene, appearing frequently with pianist Anthony Wonsey and others. He most recently appeared at the Nokia Theatre in New York with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and is featured on the upcoming Naomi Shelton release on Daptone Records.