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With a true musician, it's often hard to see where the human ends and the instrument begins. Brian Rowe is the quintessential example of this. With the mind of a composer and the soul of an artist, he's the 21st century answer to the jazz and blues greats of the past.
As the youngest of three musically-inclined children, Brian benefited from growing up in a household saturated with tunes and grooves. By the time he was four years old, he had already taken up classical piano--playing in recitals at five--and a few years later he delved into classical and jazz trumpet. By the time he was eight years old, he was already being sought after by various orchestral and wind ensembles. As the years passed, Brian's hunger for musical exploration proved insatiable. He soon added the electric bass to his repertoire, both four-and five-strings, fretted- and non-, and years later, he began honing his skills on the upright bass. All the while, he still maintained his technique on the keys and horns.
As the diversity of his mastery continued to expand, he decided to begin composing and arranging. He was only 14. In order to further refine these skills, he enrolled in Ithaca College, majoring in education and music. While there, he began emulating the abilities of some of his influences: Stanley Clarke, Chuck Mangione, Marcus Miller, John Scofield and Herbie Hancock. After grooming his natural talents in college, he began touring with numerous bands across the Northeast U.S.
Regardless of the tool, Brian maintains the seamless blend between himself and his instrument. Although he's often sought after as a studio instrumentalist, he truly thrives in any musical role, including that of a stage performer in front of tens, hundreds, or thousands.