Born and raised in Rochester, New York, New York based trumpeter/Composer/Arranger Brian Pareschi has a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition and Arranging from Manhattan School I of Music, and a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from University of Rochester.
Brian is very active in the Jazz/Commercial music scene in New York, and can be heard on everything ranging from TV and film soundtracks to jazz and big band recordings, Broadway shows, and regularly performs in clubs all over NYC. Brian has performed on the stages of many of the world's finest jazz festivals, including The North Sea Festival, Umbria, Pori, Montreaux, and New York's JVC Jazz Festival. Brian has toured and performed worldwide with a broad variety of artists, including Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, the New York City Ballet, the French National Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Harlem Nutcracker and the Orchestras of Quincy Jones, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, the Lincoln Center and Afro Latin Jazz Orchestras, Louis Bellson, Bob Mintzer, David Berger, Ken Peplowski, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Max Weinberg, and the Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras. Brian has appeared on David Letterman, and worked with a pop and jazz artists Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Chaka Kahn, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Kurt Elling, Toots Thielsmann, Michel Legrand, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Frank Wess, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Jon Faddis, Kenny Wheeler, Sir Roland Hannah, Bobby Durham, John Hendricks, Bobby Caldwell, Chuck Israels, Bobby Watson, Michael Feinstein, The O Jays, and The New York Voices.
More recently Brian has been heard on the 2015Tony Awards, the 2013 Mark Twain Prize for Humor from the Kennedy Center, with world renowned jazz and stage vocalist Marilyn Maye, and with the Dave Liebman Orchestra. He can also be heard on current CD releases by jazz vocalist Catherine Russell, world renowned singer/actor Tom Wopat, the Dave Liebman Jazz Orchestra, jazz/blues artist Ron Sunshine and SNL comedian/vocalist Anna Gasteyer.
Brian has been commissioned and written for the US Marines' The President's Own, Bruce Springsteen and the Max Weinberg Big Band. Some of his film and television credits include the hit TV show SMASH, The Great Debaters, Evening, The Informant, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, as well as recordings for Tori Amos, Tom Wopat, David Berger, Andy Farber, and Funkasaurus Rex. Brian is currently in the Broadway Orchestra for Motown the Musical and the original Blues and Rock band Desperate Measures. Brian has recorded for a broad variety commercial recordings for television and radio, and can be heard on the upcoming season of Top Chef and many TV commercials including American Express(with Tina Fey). He also is frequently asked to teach at Colleges and Universities in and around New York City, including The Juilliard School, Rutgers University, Hunter College and SUNY Purchase.
Brian currently leads his own Jazz Orchestra, as well as The BP Express, an octet/nonet, performing original compositions and arrangements in venues in and around New York City. Their premiere recording was released in January 2015 to rave reviews and reached as high as #21 on the JazzWeek charts.