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At an early age, Brian became enamored with music and soon after learned to play the guitar, saxophone and piano. Eventually his interest evolved even more as he began writing music and performing in various local bands. In high school he developed a fascination with computer technology and set his sights keenly upon a career in the audio industry as a way to combine his two interests. A strong musical foundation was then formed while attending New York University where he studied both music and recording technology.

Brian's career has allowed him to work with many of the world's finest artists, musicians and producers and develop a diverse list of clients. At last count, he has been involved with well over 300 major label recordings. He learned his craft by sitting behind some of the greatest "ears" in the business while working on staff at the legendary Avatar Studios (formerly Power Station) in New York City. Industry luminaries such as Al Schmitt, Elliot Scheiner, Bob Clearmountain, Neil Dorfsman, Andy Wallace, Mick Guzauski, Jason Corsaro, Rich Costey, Kevin Killen and Roy Hendrickson are just some of his engineering mentors. He has also worked beside jazz engineering giants James Farber, Joe Ferla and David Baker on countless projects. Add to that the experience of working with legendary producers Arif Mardin, Steve Lillywhite, David Kahne, Tommy LiPuma, Nile Rodgers, Matt Serletic, and you have a veritable who's who of modern music production. With engineering experience earned in world-class studios, Brian’s breadth of experience and unparalleled passion for great recordings puts artists in very capable hands.

Keeping close to the origins of his engineering lineage, Brian's work style retains a decidedly old school approach while also fully embracing all the new technology available. Cutting his teeth in the years before the digital revolution, he is equally at home with traditional analog studio techniques as with modern digital workstations. Brian has the versatility to work well in a wide range of technically demanding and musically challenging recording situations. His portfolio of work spans all genres, with a heavy emphasis on rock, blues, jazz and pop music.

In addition to his well-honed chops as an engineer and sometimes producer, Brian brings his expertise in digital editing. He is an in-demand Pro Tools engineer who has been called upon by countless artists and producers to help polish vocal and instrumental tracks while maintaining and respecting the integrity and musicality of the original performances.

In 2006, Brian had the honor of winning a TEC Award (Best Record Production/Album) for his engineering work on Donald Fagen's critically acclaimed solo album "Morph The Cat." He has won three Grammy awards for his work with Paul McCartney, Esperanza Spalding and the Maria Schneider Orchestra.

His community involvement includes being a member of both NARAS and the Audio Engineering Society. He is a past governor of the New York Recording Academy and is currently serving on the Producers and Engineers Wing committee for the New York chapter.

Brian’s client list includes artists and producers such as: Paul McCartney, Esperanza Spalding, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Roberta Flack, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Matisyahu, Linkin Park, Goldfrapp, Los Lonely Boys, Regina Spektor, Guster, Ralph MacDonald, Last Shadow Puppets, Elvis Costello, Bebel Gilberto, Howie Day, Madeleine Peyroux, Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, Steve Khan, Dave Holland, Kurt Elling, Anoushka Shankar / Karsh Kale, Steve Lillywhite, David Kahne, Danny Kortchmar, WPBS Channel 13, Canon USA, Verizon and many more.

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