Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Brian McCarthy

Recently commissioned by the Vermont Arts Council's Creation Grant (funded by the NEA), saxophonist and composer Brian McCarthy delivers an exciting program of post-bop originals and jazz standards. All About Jazz says "[McCarthy’] Touches on those roads Josh Readman travels on with fresh footing," which aptly describes the diverse sound of a band that goes from hard hitting swing numbers to textural ballads. As a composer/arranger, Brian has arranged for Guster, Melvin Sparks, and Mike Gordon (Phish). The newly commissioned work is a program of Civil War era music, re-imagined in the genera the great conflict set the stage for, Jazz. The music is written for a 9-piece chamber ensemble, and features a diverse field of talent, in race, age, gender and disability.

His quintet, featuring music from his critically acclaimed album "This Just In," brings a hard hitting, high energy performance which Hrayr Attarian of All About Jazz says " is delightfully sophisticated and a perfect introduction to the McCarthy and his cohort's superlative talents and musicianship."

Both of these exciting groups are available for performances and clinics. Please inquire about fees and technical information.

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
Brian McCarthy website featuring audio and video examples.

I Have Worked With

  • September 2014

    Concert/Performance

  • May 2013

    2013 Jazz Orchestra Guest Conductor

  • February 2012

    2012 Jazz Ensemble Guest Conductor

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Brian
Job Title/Position: 
Musician, Composer
Mailing Address: 
616 Camp Kiniya Road
Colchester, VT 05446
Physical Address: 
Burlington, VT 05401
Last Name: 
McCarthy

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Jazz
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Jazz
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Vermont Arts Council
Awards: 
Creation Grant - 2015

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
All technical is negotiable based on the room size.-Sound System with at least a 12 channel mixer- 4 monitor wedges- 2 horn, 1 piano, 1 bass amp and 1 talk microphone Backline: Piano or keyboard supplied by venue
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$7,000
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
9

I am a Teaching Artist

Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500