Guitarist Brandon Coleman
Located in Cincinnati, OH, USA
Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:
Curt Mangan Strings
Why did you begin studying music?
I started playing at 12 years old, but I got into jazz around the age of 15 when my love for Frank Zappa lead me down the rabbit hole of creative music. Since then, I was on a journey to learn as much as I could about the inner workings of music. I went to Morehead State University for undergraduate and the University of Louisville for my Master’s Degree.
What are you doing with music right now?
I am currently performing and touring as a bandleader for The Brandon Coleman Quartet, as well as a member of progressive 9-piece band D’Arkestra. I also teach students in my spare time and engrave charts for a publishing company.
Who are some of your influences?
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Paul Motian, Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, Gilad Hekselman, Jim Hall, Grant Green, Lennie Tristano
Who do you/have you studied with?
Glenn Ginn – Guitar
Craig Wagner – Guitar
Gilad Hekselman – Guitar
Bucky Pizzarelli – Guitar
Steve Snyder – Piano/Arranging
Chris Fitzgerald – Piano/Harmony
John LaBarbera – Composition/Arranging
What do you plan on doing with music in the future?
Keep on performing, writing, and making records!
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