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Los Angeles based composer/arranger/band leader Brian Eisenberg is the recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, the Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award, the ASCAP Plus Awards, the John Philip Sousa Award, and the Palomar Council Reflections Award. His music is published with the UNC Jazz Press, Imagine Music, and Hamar Percussion Publications.

Brian has composed/arranged music for the Brian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra, tha San Diego Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps, the San Diego State University Drumline, cruise ship showbands, and several high school and middle school bands. He has been commissioned by Clarinetist Neil Anderson, The Bob Johnston Trombone Ensemble, The Joe Gentili Jazz All Stars, and the Vista High School Percussion Ensemble.

Brian graduated with Distinction and Pi Kappa Lambda Honors from San Diego State University, after studying composition with David Ward-Steinman (Aaron Copland, Darius Milhaud, Milton Babbitt, Nadia Boulanger) and Rick Helzer (Clare Fischer). In 2005, he was accepted into the BMI Jazz Composer's workshop “A” group in New York City, but was unable to attend due to previous commitments.

Brian directs the 17 piece Brian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra, a contemporary big band comprised of some of the finest musicians in the world. The group pushes the boundaries of jazz music through a combination of innovative writing and improvising while keeping a strong link to the past

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”An amazing writer.” -Vinnie Colaiuta “One of the most talented writers I’ve ever known”. -Scott Kyle ”[Brian's] composing and arranging is out of this world.” - Christian Jacob “A very talented composer indeed.” -Keith Fiddmont ”[Brian's] writing is thrilling, the first original voice I've heard in a very long time.” -Alan Steinberger “Really wonderful writing”. -Josh Nelson ”Wow……magnificent! Totally personal, engaging, and chock filled with surprises around every corner. Bravo!!!” -Larry Koonse ”First-rate writing, musicianship, and production.” -Alan Ferber ”This audacious debut has clearly been forged with creativity, innovation and grit.” -Edward Blanco ”Fantastic arrangements...superbly executed and recorded with total panache by a killer band.” -Brent Keefe ”The stories [Brian] tells through [his] complex (and yet, uncluttered) arrangements are both poignant and beautiful, powerful and delicate

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Album Life Changes by Brian Eisenberg

Life Changes

Self Produced
2017

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Album Sense of Gratitude by Brian Eisenberg

Sense of Gratitude

Self Produced
2015

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Something's Awry

Something's Awry

Brian Eisenberg
Sense of Gratitude

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