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 and in demand on 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 and the world. Brian has performed on the stages of many of the world's finest jazz festivals and concert halls, including The North Sea Festival, Umbria, Pori, Montreaux, Alandia Jazz Festival, New York's JVC Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, City Center, and Carnegie Hall. Brian has toured and performed worldwide with a broad variety of artists, including Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, Paul Anka, Bobby Caldwell, 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, Dave Liebman, Louis Bellson, Bob Mintzer, David Berger, Dave Matthews, Ken Peplowski, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Max Weinberg, and the Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras. Brian has appeared on David Letterman, and worked with a who's who of pop and jazz notables, including Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Chaka Kahn, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Kurt Elling, Toots Thielsmann, Michel Legrand, Bobby Caldwell, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Frank Wess, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Jon Faddis, Kenny Wheeler, Sir Roland Hannah, Bobby Durham, John Hendricks, Chuck Israels, Bobby Watson, Michael Feinstein, The O Jays, The Four Tops and The New York Voices.
More recently Brian has been heard on the 2014 Tony Awards, the 2013 Mark Twain Prize for Humor, and on Barbra Streisand's newest CD/DVD Back To Brooklyn, recorded live while on tour in the Fall of 2012. Brian can be heard with world renowned jazz and stage vocalist Marilyn Maye, and with the Dave Liebman Orchestra. He can also be heard on upcoming and recent CD releases by The Dave Liebman Orchestra, Dave Matthews and the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, Jazz vocalist Catherine Russell, vocalist Tom Wopat and John Schneider, jazz/blues artist Ron Sunshine and SNL comedian/vocalist Anna Gasteyer.
His first recording as a leader marks a welcome departure from his work and career as a top call sideman in New York. His octet/nonet, The BP Express, releases it's debut recording in January 2015, featuring a very talented array of prominent sidemen. The band is as he describes "an extrememly versatile ensemble that reaches out in new directions, while embracing the tradition of jazz. This is a mid-sized ensemble with the ability to maintain the intimacy of a small group, and yet also project the concerted, organized and often powerful sound of a larger ensemble." This marks the first of what will be many projects what will showcase both the range of his playing and the versatility and scope of his writing. Brian has a smaller group, a quintet, slated to perform and record as well, later this year.