Brian Murphy enjoys a long and esteemed career in all facets of music as pianist/keyboardist/composer/arranger.
Brian has been associated as music director/accompanist with artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Ira Sullivan, Diana Krall, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Albert Collins, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Kevin Mahogany, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, David Liebman, Bob Berg, Eddie Daniels, Plas Johnson, Wycliffe Gordon, Jackie Paris, Dame Shirley Bassey, Lucie Arnaz, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jack Jones, Bernadette Peters, Julie Budd, Nigel Kennedy, Caroline Rocher, Donna ‘Blue’ MacDonald, The Diamonds, Hal Linden, Regis Philbin, Susan Lucci and many others.
Brian has created/supervised/recorded many Grammy Award Winning special arrangements for the King of Latin Music, Tito Puente (El Rey!), and was honorably noted, along with Tito, in the Salsa Guidebook by Rebeca Mauleon. Their arrangement of Straight No Chaser is cited as a reference for converting a non-clavé melody into clavé.
Brian has performed all over the world with artists of note for many distinguished guests including Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, Faye Dunaway, Esteé Lauder, Sir Edmund Hillary, Oscar Peterson, Bono (U2), Shirley Horn, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, the Dalai Lama and others.