Saxophonist and Composer, Brian Girley, was born on April 2 1983 in Orlando Florida. While no one in his family played an instrument both his mother and father would sing in church and at weddings giving him his first musical exposure. Brian received both his Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of North Texas (UNT) where he studied saxophone under the direction of Jim Riggs and Eric Nestler. While at UNT he had a chance to study under Lynn Seaton, Fred Hamilton and Stefan Karlsson.
James Riggs-Brian Girley is a very talented jazz alto
saxophonist whose improvisations are reflective of Charlie
Parker and Cannonball Adderley. Brian is also a very talented
big band arranger/composer and big band leader. He
possesses outstanding big band conducting and rehearsal
George Garzone - This guy can really play some serious
Lynn Seaton- Brian Girley is a talented young player with a
strong sense of jazz history and the potential to make a
significant impact in the jazz world.
Sam Rivers-Brian Girley is a fine young saxophonist and he
is on my list!
Willing to teach