An accomplished performer and formidable composer/arranger, this young saxophonist is emerging as a prominent example of the modern day instrumentalist. Over the years, Brian has shared the stage with Clark Terry, Paquito D'Rivera, Mulgrew Miller and Joe Locke. As an arranger, he has generated sheet music for bands such as Guster, Mike Gordon, Melvin Sparks and Trey Anastasio. Seven Days called him plainly "…a staple of the New England jazz scene." His 2013 release, This Just In, gained him acclaim from TV, radio and newspaper, culminating in a sold-out show at FlynnSpace, Burlington’s premier jazz club in The Flynn Center for Performing Arts. As a sideman, McCarthy can also be found performing regularly with Ray Vega's Quintet and Burlington’s longtime funk establishment, The Grippo Funk Band. He is a jazz faculty member at St. Michael’s College, the University of Vermont and Johnson State College.