Brian Yasuhiro Seymour

Woodwind Artist and Composer

Education:

Bachelor of Music - Berklee College of Music - Jazz Performance

Bachelor of Music - Berklee College of Music - Contemporary Writing and Production

Minor - Berklee College of Music - Video Game Scoring

Studied Saxophone under Jay Mason, Jackie Beard, Dino Govoni, George Garzone, Walter Beasley

Studied Clarinet and Flute under Don Blasick

Studied Oboe under Barbara LaFitte

Studied violin and music theory at the Tchaikovsky School of Music in Walnut, CA

Performance Background:

2015-Showband Musician for Carnival Cruise Lines.

2014-2015 Pit Orchestra Musician in the Greater Boston Area.

2013-Recorded first demo EP, “Earth Fusion” with original tunes.

2012, 2013-Played numerous gigs in Tokyo and Chiba, Japan.

2011-2013-Played in Gypsy Funk Group “Evolfo Doofeht”, which won a Boston music Award in 2012.

2008-2010-played with local jazz/funk/rock group Eclectic Euphoria at many restaurants, hotels, senior centers, community events, and holiday parties.

2007-Played in Paris, France; Montreaux, Switzerland (Jazz Festival) and San Sebastian, Spain with Etiwanda High School Jazz Ensemble

1998-2008 Played violin from 6 years old to 16 years old.

2002-Started playing Saxophone (tenor, soprano, and alto) 

2007-Started playing Clarinet (Soprano and Bass)

2007-Started playing Flute 

2009-Started playing Oboe 

Composition Background

Present-Composes and arranges for chamber groups, full orchestra, wind ensemble, big band, small jazz groups, and pop groups

2014-Original composition "Mother Earth Suite" performed by Teros String Quartet at the 2014 Valdres Sommersymfoni in Valdres, Norway.

2014-Sound Design for Independent game "Robster"

2013-Composed and recorded original tunes for EP "Earth Fusion"

2013-Composed original music for 2013 Global Game Jam

2008-Arranged music for high school marching band, jazz band, and wind ensemble.

Honor Bands/Awards:

2005- San Bernardino county honor band (tenor sax)

2006- San Bernardino county honor band (tenor sax)

2007- Cal State San Bernardino honor band (tenor sax)

2008- Tribute to John Phillip Sousa honor band at Riverside College (clarinet)

2009- San Bernardino county honor band (clarinet)

2009- Tribute to Duke Ellington honor band at Riverside College (tenor sax)

2009- Barry Manilow Tribute Band (soprano, alto, and tenor saxes)

2010- San Bernardino county honor band (clarinet)

2009-2010-Assistant teacher for Etiwanda High School Jazz Ensemble II and Received Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and Director’s Award from Etiwanda High School