Brian Chahley is a young, eager jazz trumpeter Born in Toronto, but currently living in New York City attending the New School. He worked last year on the administration team for the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific, while performing for a third year with the all-star ensemble, as well as the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. Influenced by Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Brown, he took up the trumpet at age 12. Since then, Brian has studied with Chase Sanborn, Stanley Rosenzweig, Freddie Hubbard, Louis Fasman, Nicholas Payton and Don Johnson. Brian's accomplishments include being the first Canadian ever selected to play in the Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensembles in Los Angeles and being the only person in the history of the band to sit in the “jazz chair” twice in a row. Brian has performed with such jazz notables as Benny Golson, Greg Tardy, Christian McBride, Freddie Hubbard, Nicholas Payton, Frank Morgan, Jerry Bergonzi, Clark Terry, Kurt Elling, Gerald Wilson, Geoff Keezer, Mulgrew Miller, and Roy Hargrove.
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