Music hours: 6:30 to 10:30
After recent performances at Vibrato with Seth MacFarlane, Maria Conchita, and Greg Arthur, saxophonist Brian Scanlon is in the spotlight with his group on Thursday, July 23rd. I hope you can join us, as we get you ready for the weekendwith some energeticand engaging jazz selections!
Brian can be heard soloing on the title track of the 2015 Grammy Award winning recording, “Life In The Bubble”, by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. He has held down the tenor sax chair in that band for over ten years. In addition, he performs impromptu small group shows with Seth MacFarlane, and also plays for Family Guy and American Dad on Fox.
You may have heard Brian at Vibrato or the 2016 Playboy Jazz Festival with Seth’s Big Band led by Joel McNeely, or the BBB and the funk band BERN (both led by drummer, Bernie Dresel), who perform regularly in the LA area. Most recently, Brian has worked on the upcoming films, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “ La La Land”.
Brian’s career highlights include touring with song and dance man, Ben Vereen and regular appearances on the Tonight Show, as a member of the NBC Orchestra. He also touredwith trumpeter, Doc Severinsen, Natalie Cole, Maureen McGovern, and Buddy Rich.
He can be heard on dozens of movie soundtracks such as The Simpson’s Movie, Sideways, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Analyze This. He has recorded with Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Bette Midler, and Rosemary Clooney. Other artistsof note that Scanlon has sharedthe stage with include Alicia Keys, Tony Bennett and Dizzy Gillespie, to name a few. Brian works with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, and Pasadena Pops, and has been a featured soloist with all of them.
Since 2002, Brian has taught saxophone and directedthe jazz ensemble at Pepperdine University. He is a Vandoren Artist and earneda Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music from Eastman School of Music.