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Brian Pareschi & The BP Express
March 3 | Set Times: 7:30 pm / 9:30 pm
Born and raised in Rochester, New York, New York based trumpeter/Composer/ Arranger Brian Pareschi has a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition and Arranging from Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from University of Rochester. He currently leads his own Jazz Orchestra, as well as the BP Express, an octet/nonet, performing original compositions and arrangements in venues in and around New York City. Their premiere recording was released in January 2015 to critical acclaim, and has risen as high as #21 on the national jazz charts. Brian is very active and in demand on the Jazz/Commercial music scene in New York, and can be heard on everything ranging from TV and film soundtracks to jazz and big band recordings, Broadway shows, and regularly performs in clubs all over NYC and the world. Brian has performed on the stages of many of the world’s finest jazz festivals and concert halls, including The North Sea Festival, Umbria, Pori, Montreaux, Alandia Jazz Festival, New York’s JVC Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, City Center, and Carnegie Hall. Brian has toured and performed worldwide with a broad variety of artists, including Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, Rufus Wainwright, Paul Anka and Bobby Caldwell. He has also performed and/or toured with the New York City Ballet, the French National Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Harlem Nutcracker and the Orchestras of Quincy Jones, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, the Lincoln Center and Afro Latin Jazz Orchestras, Dave Liebman, Louis Bellson, Bob Mintzer, David Berger, Dave Matthews, Ken Peplowski, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Max Weinberg, Bjorkestra and the Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras. Brian has appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Stephen Colbert, Good Morning America, Live With Kelly!, The Today Show, Late Night With David Letterman, and worked with a who’s who of pop and jazz notables, including Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Chaka Kahn, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Kurt Elling, Toots Thielsmann, Michel Legrand, Bobby Caldwell, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Frank Wess, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Jon Faddis, Kenny Wheeler, Sir Roland Hannah, Monty Alexander, Kenny Wheeler, Bobby Durham, John Hendricks, Chuck Israels, Bobby Watson, Michael Feinstein, Ann Hampton-Calloway, The O Jays, The Four Tops