Tito Puente's "Goza Mi Timbal", Concord Picante CCD4399, won a GRAMMY and AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE AWARD

Tito Puente's "Out of This World" won an AFIM AWARD

Tito Puente's "Mambo of the Times" won an AFIM AWARD

(Brian contributed extensively to these recordings)

Brian's arrangement of "Airegin" was chosen as the

single representation of Tito Puente's

13 year association with Concord Picante records.

Brian's arrangement of "Straight No Chaser" appears as a reference for converting a non-clave melody in the "Salsa Guidebook" by Rebeca Mauleon.

"CBC Radio" Production of "Black Music in Nova Scotia" won a GABRIEL AWARD

Canada Council "B" Grant for Studies with Doug Riley Canada Council Grant for Electronic Music Studies

Artist in Residence - Jazz East Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia Ambassador of the Arts - Dade Cultural Alliance


New World School of the Arts (Miami) 2008

- Instructed Advanced Jazz Ensemble

- (Brian was sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Jazz

Institute) Frost School of Music (University of Miami) Guest Lecturer 2008 Young Musicians Camp (University of Miami)

- Directed Honors Jazz Ensemble

- Taught applied keyboard studies. 2007, 2008, 2009

Telluride High School (Telluride Colorado) 2006

Albertson College (Boise, Idaho) 2005

Brian lives in Miami, Florida with his life partner,

( poet/photographer/composer/vocalist) Donna Blue MacDonald


Glenn Basham - Professor of Violin, University of Miami

Carolyn Davenport - Composer, Pianist (Miami)

Randall Dollahon - Professor of Guitar, University of Miami

Joe Donato - Saxophonist/Educator (Miami)