Brian Swartz

"My Big Bell 789RL is simply the most versatile horn I've ever played. It's the perfect horn for every gig." ~ Brian Swartz


Jazz trumpeter Brian Swartz is a diverse musician with a wide range of influences. He has performed or recorded with Michael Bublé, Patti Labelle, The Dixie Chicks, Natalie Cole, Tom Harrell, Brad Mehldau, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Kim Richmond’s Concert Jazz Orchestra, Taylor Eigsti, Raya Yarbrough, The O’Jays, Bob Florence, Scott Healy’s Tentet, The Luckman Jazz Orchestra, Francisco Aguabella, Jose Rizo’s Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars and many more. He is also a founding member of the Los Angeles Jazz Collective, an organization whose mission is the promotion of original jazz in Los Angeles and abroad.

Brian Swartz has also recorded three CD’s of his own ensembles: "There’s Only Me" (Noir Records 2000), "Live at the Jazz Bakery" (Summit Records 2005) and "Three" (Summit Records 2006). As an arranger, he has had commissions from the Ron Jones Influence Orchestra, The Luckman Jazz Orchestra, John Beasley’s Monk’estra, and has been a staff arranger for the ABC TV show, "Duets".

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