Born and raised in Rochester, New York, New York based trumpeter/Composer/Arranger Brian
Pareschi has a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition and Arranging from Manhattan School of
Music, and a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from University of Rochester.
Brian is very active in the Jazz/Commercial music scene in New York, and can be heard on
everything ranging from TV and film soundtracks to jazz and big band recordings, Broadway
shows, and regularly performs in clubs all over NYC. Brian has performed on the stages of
many of the world's finest jazz festivals, including The North Sea Festival, Umbria, Pori,
Montreaux, and New York's JVC Jazz Festival. Brian has toured and performed worldwide with
a broad variety of artists, including Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, the New
York City Ballet, the French National Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Harlem
Nutcracker and the Orchestras of Quincy Jones, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, the Lincoln
Center and Afro Latin Jazz Orchestras, Louis Bellson, Bob Mintzer, David Berger, Ken
Peplowski, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Max Weinberg, and the Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras.
Brian has appeared on David Letterman, and worked with a pop and jazz artists Aretha
Franklin, Nancy Wilson, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Chaka Kahn, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Kurt Elling,
Toots Thielsmann, Michel Legrand, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Frank Wess,
Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Jon Faddis, Kenny Wheeler, Sir Roland Hannah, Bobby
Durham, John Hendricks, Bobby Caldwell, Chuck Israels, Bobby Watson, Michael Feinstein, The
O Jays, and The New York Voices.
More recently Brian has been heard on the 2013 Tony Awards, also with world renowned jazz
and stage vocalist Marilyn Maye, and with the Dave Liebman Orchestra. He can also be heard
on upcoming CD releases by jazz vocalist Catherine Russell and jazz/blues artist Ron
Sunshine and SNL comedian/vocalist Anna Gasteyer.
Brian has been commissioned and written for the US Marines' The President's Own, Bruce
Springsteen and the Max Weinberg Big Band. Some of his film and television credits include
the hit TV show SMASH, The Great Debaters, Evening, The Informant, and The Secret Life of
Walter Mitty, as well as recordings for Tori Amos, David Berger, Andy Farber, and Funkasaurus
Rex. Brian is currently in the Broadway Orchestra for Motown the Musical and the original
Blues and Rock band Desperate Measures. Brian has recorded for a broad variety commercial
recordings for television and radio, and can be heard on the upcoming season of Top Chef.
He also is frequently asked to teach at Colleges and Universities in and around New York City,
including The Juilliard School, Rutgers University, Hunter College and SUNY Purchase.
Brian currently leads his own Jazz Orchestra, as well as BP Express, an octet, performing
original compositions and arrangements in venues in and around New York City. Their
premiere recording is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2014.