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Brian Mulholland

Brian Mulholland is a lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington. The courses he has taught include Jazz History, Music Business, Music Appreciation, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Mulholland was bassist for the late jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. Brian's debut album, Deco, was part of the Maynard Ferguson Presents Series, but it is now available at and showcases all-original, quirky songwriting for jazz quintet.

Mulholland undertook graduate studies from the world-renown faculty at the University of North Texas. In addition to lessons with well-respected bassist Lynn Seaton, he performed with the L5 Guitar Ensemble and in the 3 O'Clock Lab Band (Jay Saunders, dir.).

He became the Jazz Bass and Jazz Theory Teaching Fellow in 2004, teaching undergraduate and graduate jazz bass lessons. He also performed with Seaton and Jeff Eckels (Whatdyaknow) as part of the Lower Convergence Trio at the 2005 International Society of Bassists (ISB) Conference in Kalamazoo, MI. This group is slated to perform for the ISB at State College, PA, in 2009.

Beginning with the piano at age 3 while growing up in Anderson, South Carolina, Mulholland picked up the bass at age 10, and after only two months of practice he performed with the local high school jazz band.

Soon after learning extended tapping and thumbing techniques after listening to Victor Wooten, Mulholland met Wooten and was featured with the Flecktones on several occasions starting at age 12. He has gone on to share the stage with Aquarium Rescue Unit, Chip McNeill, and Denis DiBlasio, to name a few.

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Primary Instrument

Bass, electric

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Lecturer - University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
M.M. 2005 - University of North Texas
B.M. 2001 - University of South Carolina


Album Deco by Brian Mulholland


McKinley Records


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