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Brian Derek
United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne
Brian Derek
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Brian Derek

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About Brian Derek


Bassist Brian Derek started gigging professionally in high school working
5 nights a week, 5 hours a night. On graduating from high school, Brian
moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music where he studied all
aspects of music, arranging, composition, orchestration and performance.
In his teens at Berklee, Brian began working with several faculty
ensembles. At this time, he also worked ... read more

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About Brian Derek


Bassist Brian Derek started gigging professionally in high school working
5 nights a week, 5 hours a night. On graduating from high school, Brian
moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music where he studied all
aspects of music, arranging, composition, orchestration and performance.
In his teens at Berklee, Brian began working with several faculty
ensembles. At this time, he also worked in the New England area with the
Brubeck Brothers and jazz guitarist Mike Stern. Brian has performed
throughout the east coast, Midwest as well as Florida. He has recorded
many record/cd projects as a leader and sideman in various musical styles.
Brian has won two awards from Billboard Magazine for composition. He has
also worked cruise ships, off-Broadway shows, concerts, nightclubs, and
radio shows. Brian earned respect in every jazz community he has lived:
Boston, New York, Florida, Chicago (Brian lived and worked there for 10
years) and Northeast Indiana. Some musicians Brian has worked are Stephen
Stills (Crosby, Stills and Nash), Joe Beck (Jazz Guitarist), Jay McShann
(Changed jazz history by hiring Charlie Parker for his first professional
gigs in New York City) Pat Metheny and Peter Erskine (Performed benefit
for Jaco Pastorius in 1987). He has also played concerts with the Fort
Wayne Philharmonic performing with Neil Sedaka, the Fifth Dimension and
the Platters.
Currently Brian is teaching private electric bass lessons,
jazz harmony/theory and improvisation, composing orchestral music and
performing and is the Big Band and Jazz Combo director at Trine University. He also has many cd's available on the internet and videos on
YouTube that have well over 100,000 plays. While jazz is at the heart of
whom Brian Derek is musically, he also performs Latin, Reggae, World
Fusion, Afro Pop, Funk and about any style of music.

Plays Today: 407

Total Plays: 901,534

Profile Views: 1,162,610

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Northern Lights composed by Brian Derek, fretless jazz bass. Performed live with Rick Brown, flute; Eric Clancy, piano and Doug Laughlin, drums.

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Hello music fans! Please check out my tunes! Something for everyone! Some are bass-driven originals all under the big Jazz umbrella! And thanks for listening!

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Hello!
All of this music is available on many sites. If interested, please go to one of the sites to purchase downloads. Amazon, Anghami, Apple Music, MediaNet, Deezer, Google Play/YouTube, iHeart Radio, ClaroMusica, iTunes, KK Box, Napster, Pandora, Saavn, Spotify, Tidal, Tik Tok.
Thank you!

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Brian Derek
3 years ago

This is just a note (C#) of appreciation to all of my listeners. Thank you! Music helps the world stay together. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

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