Born: August 26, 1970 Primary Instrument: Drums
Brannen is an accomplished and highly versatile drummer, composer, producer and band leader. Born in Austin, Tx and beginning his musical journey at age 10 he was able to develop many musical skills via the large blend of sounds from the south.
Temple has performed and or recorded with such diverse artist as Robben Ford, Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson, Patrice Rushen, Chris Duarte, Charles Gayle, Sheena Easton, Jody Watley, Hannibal Lokumbe, Eric Johnson, Christian McBride, Stephen Bruton, Alejandro Escovedo, Leni Stern, Big John Patton, George Braith, Javier Vercher, Adam Levy and Buttermilk Jr., Chris Smither, Malford Milligan, Lizz Wright, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Etienne Charles to name a few.
Besides performing, Brannen Temple has produced 6 CDs on his own bands Hot Buttered Rhythm and BLAZE and is currently writing for and performing with his band Temple Industries. Brannen was on faculty at the University of Texas Butler School of Music in their Jazz Studies department as their Drum Specialist for over 8 years.