Guitarist Brandon Coleman | Teen Jazz Artist

Guitarist and composer Brandon Coleman is based out of Cincinnati, OH and is one of the region’s most in-demand jazz musicians. He frequently tours and plays his own compositions with the Brandon Coleman Quartet, progressive electronic rock with his trio Zvezda, and avant-garde rock and roll with acclaimed Louisville band D’Arkestra. 2013 saw the release of his debut quartet album, Decisions, which received many favorable reviews. Critical Jazz said: “Brandon Coleman may well be one of the most unique guitar voices to emerge over the last decade…While his technical proficiency is beyond reproach, Coleman has an deceptively subtle artistic sense of harmonic movement that could be considered in the same style as that of a Bill Evans. ” 2014 saw Coleman join the Timberwolf Guitar Company Family, and he plans on recording a new album in 2015, with supporting tours in Japan and Brazil. He is going on tour with his Louisville-based bands D’Arkestra and Anomaly in the fall.

Guitarist Brandon Coleman

Located in Cincinnati, OH, USA

  • Guitarist
  • I have been playing about 14 years
  • Endorsements: Timberwolf Guitars, PHRED Instruments and Curt Mangan Strings.

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Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:

I endorse:
Timberwolf Guitars
Phred 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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Published on: August 28, 2014

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