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Brian O'flaherty

Artist's Biography

Bachelor of Music(Composition)-(Oliver Ditson Award for Composition–1976)---Roosevelt Univ. (Chicago-1979) Graduate work---Northern Illinois Univ. (1979-80)


Private trumpet since 1975
Graduate teaching asst. to Ron Modell (N.I.U.-1979-80)
Clinics in high schools and colleges nationwide (1981-)
Eastman School of Music summer band camp (1985)
Woody Herman Alumni Orch.–jazz orch. in residence–UNF (1996)



Louis Bellson, Woody Herman, Don Sebesky, Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer,
Kim Richmond (L.A.)

Various television and radio jingles

Tony Awards orchestra 2002-2006

Various movie soundtracks including Missing in Action, Invasion U.S.A., For the Boys,
Chicago, and The Producers

Numerous Broadway shows including 42nd Street, Peg, Tap Dance Kid, Starlight Express, Les Miserables (L.A.), Guys and Dolls, Titanic, Wild Party, The Color Purple, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Crybaby

Worked in various bands at Walt Disney World from 1992-1997

Performed at Tanglewood under John Williams

Arrangements published by UNC Jazz Press

Currently free lancing all over Florida and teaching

Artist's Influences
Too numerous to mention---basically every great jazz or classical artist. The more eclectic your tastes are, the more you can hear and that rubs off on your playing

Appearances / Venues

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1981 Best of Woody Herman & His Big Band: The Concord Year Woody Herman Trumpet, Flugelhorn
1981 Birthday Concert Jaco Pastorius Trumpet
1981 Live at Concord Jazz Festival (1981) Woody Herman Trumpet, Flugelhorn
1981 Live in Chicago [1994] Woody Herman Flugelhorn
1982 London Gig Louis Bellson Big Band Trumpet
1982 World Class Woody Herman & His Big Band Trumpet, Flugelhorn
1984 Moving Lines Don Sebesky Trumpet, Flugelhorn
1986 Louis Bellson & His Jazz Orchestra Louis Bellson Trumpet
1987 East Side Suite Louis Bellson & His Jazz Orchestra Trumpet, Trumpet (Muted)
1987 Hot Louis Bellson Trumpet
1992 Am I Not Your Girl? Sinad O'Connor Trumpet, Flugelhorn
1992 Fired Up The Lew Anderson Big Band Trumpet, Flugelhorn
1992 Guys and Dolls [1992 Broadway Revival Cast] 1992 Broadway Revival Cast Trumpet
1993 What Matters Most Tom Postilio Trumpet, Flugelhorn
1995 Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge Trumpet
1997 Titanic: A New Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording Trumpet
1998 Follies: The Complete Recording [1998 Cast Recording] 1998 Cast Recording Trumpet
1998 I Remember Bill: Tribute to Bill Evans Don Sebesky Trumpet, Flugelhorn
1998 Way Back to Paradise Audra McDonald Trumpet
1999 All I Ask of You Barbara Cook Trumpet
1999 Joyful Noise: A Tribute to Duke Ellington Don Sebesky Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Performer
1999 Sings Vernon Duke Dawn Upshaw Trumpet
2000 Any Swing Goes Don Shelden/Marion Evans Trumpet
2000 How Glory Goes Audra McDonald Trumpet
2000 Incontournables Jaco Pastorius Trumpet
2000 Marie Christine Original Broadway Cast Trumpet
2000 Saturday Night [Original New York Cast Recording] Original New York Cast Recording Trumpet
2000 Wild Party [La Chiusa] [Broadway] Original Broadway Cast Recording Trumpet
2001 Contact [Original Cast Recording] Original Cast Recording Trumpet
2001 Seussical: The Musical Original Broadway Cast Trumpet
2001 To a Lady Tom Talbert Jazz Orchestra Trumpet
2002 Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers and Hammerstein Bernadette Peters Trumpet
2002 Chicago: Music From the Miramax Motion Picture Original Soundtrack Trumpet
2002 From East to West The Woody Herman Big Band Trumpet, Flugelhorn
2002 Happy Songs Audra McDonald Trumpet
2002 Thoroughly Modern Millie Original Broadway Cast Trumpet
2002 Where Do I Go From You? Philip A. Chaffin Trumpet
2003 Chicago [CD & DVD] Original Soundtrack Trumpet
2003 Concord Records 30th Anniversary Various Artists Trumpet
2003 Punk Jazz: The Jaco Pastorius Anthology Jaco Pastorius Trumpet
2004 Fine and Dandy Various Artists Trumpet
2004 Live in Chicago Woody Herman & His Orchestra Trumpet, Flugelhorn
2005 Warm Spring Night Philip Chaffin Trumpet, Orchestra
2005 Wearing Someone Else's Clothes Jason Robert Brown Trumpet
2006 Color Purple [Original Broadway Cast] Original Broadway Cast Trumpet
2007 Fast Track Jack Cortner & the New York Big Band Trumpet
2007 Ultimate Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius Trumpet

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