“This just in...literally! [McCarthy] touches those roads Joshua Redman travels on with a fresh footing. This band excels at building anticipation, Justin Kauflin on piano is one to watch, exciting.” - All About Jazz
McCarthy exhibits an evocative tenderness…a captivating and exciting record…
-Hrayr Attarian, AAJ
“Saxophonist Brian McCarthy takes a progressive
approach to straight-ahead jazz, demonstrating a
strong command of the jazz saxophone lineage.”
-John Barron, World Jazz Blog
Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Over 12 years teaching experience privately and within institutions. BM in Jazz Performance and MM in Composition and Arranging. Brian is the Director of the Saint Michael's College Jazz Orchestra, FlynnArts ensemble coach, and teaches regularly at UVM, Johnson State College, Hazen Union, and Harwood Union. Private lessons are available upon request for classical or jazz instrumental instruction, composition, arranging and theory lessons. Lesson rates are $40 per hour, $25 per 1/2 hour. Special group rates available for high school students, please have you band director contact for further information. Now accepting credit card payments for lessons through PayPal (PayPal account not required). Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Brian will be giving clinics at the upcoming VMEA (Vermont Music Educators Association) Conference in October. The clinics will be dealing with "Teaching improvisation" and "Saxophone Equipment." Check back for exact times and location.
Brian McCarthy is a Conn-Selmer and Selmer Paris Artist—Soprano Saxophone—
Horn - Selmer Super Action 80 Series II - Gold Lacquer,
Mouthpiece - Bari 68 - Hard Rubber, Selmer S80 C* - Hard Rubber—Alto Saxophone—Horn - Selmer 1957 Mark VI - Gold Lacquer, Mouthpiece - Vandoren V5-A35 - Hard Rubber, Vintage Selmer Soloist Short Shank D – Hard Rubber Selmer S80 C* - Hard Rubber—Tenor Saxophone—Horn - Selmer 1946 Balanced Action - Silver Plated, Mouthpiece - Doc Tenney Slant Signature Otto Link 7 - Hard Rubber, Selmer S80 C* - Hard Rubber—Baritone Sax—Horn - Selmer Super Action 80 Series II - Mouthpiece - Vandoren V16-B9 - Hard Rubber, Selmer S80 C* - Hard Rubber