The Dalai Lama of Tibet 

Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York

Faye Dunaway

Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales

Prince Philip

Bono (U2)

"Windows 95"

Ms. Estee Lauder

Shirley Horn

Democratic National Convention

Congressional Black Caucus



-DuMaurier Jazz Festival, Toronto

-Jazz East Festival - Halifax, Nova Scotia

-Imatra Big Band Festival, Imatra, Finland

-San Marino Jazz Club, Tokyo

-Catania and Acireale, Sicily

-Jazz Across the Border, Berlin

-Festival Fringe, Edinburgh

-Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami

-Florida Jazz and Swing Club, Boca Raton


Peter Appleyard - University of Guelph, Ontario

Bob Berg - One Night Stan's, Hollywood, FL

Alan Bergman - Norman Jewison Estate, Caledon, Ontario

Ralph Bowen - Bourbon Street Jazz Club, Toronto

Teddy Charles - Audobon House, Key West

Albert Collins - Albert's Hall,Toronto

Dena DeRose - Colony Hotel, Palm Beach

Jodie Drake - Bellair Cafe, Yorkville

Harry "Sweets" Edison - East 85th Jazz Club, Toronto

Buddy DeFranco - Pensacola Jazz Festival, FL

Johnny Frigo, Cocoa Beach Jazz Festival, FL

Wycliffe Gordon/Longineau Parsons - JAMS, Palm Beach

Nicole Henry - Jamaica Inn-Ocho Rios, Virgin

Megastore, Times Square,  Soul Cafe ,N.Y.C.

Bob Herriot - Imperial Room-Royal York Hotel, Ontario Place, University of Toronto

Simone Kopmajer, Cocoa Beach Jazz Festival, FL

Wynton Marsalis - University of Miami

Rob McConnell - Pepe's Jazz Club - Halifax

Donna "Blue" MacDonald - MOCA, Luna Star Cafe,

Sunshine Jazz Organization, Miami,

The Bull - Key West

Captain Hornblower's/The Reach Resort/Blue Heaven/Green Parrot/Hog's Breath, Key West

The Melton Mustafa Big Band, Riviera Beach Jazz and Blues Festival, Amaturo Theatre, FL

Big Miller & Jodie Drake - Molson International Jazz Festival, Toronto

Othello Molineaux -Jazz Across the Border, Berlin, Hollywood Jazz Festival, FL

Gerry Niewood - East 85th Jazz Club,Toronto

Dana Paul - Jazziz Bistro, Hollywood, FL

Jackie Paris - Tuscany, Miami

Barry Ries - Captain Hornblower's, Flagler's,  Key West

Woody Shaw - Chik'n Deli, Toronto

Don "D.T." Thompson, Lorne Lofsky, Neil Swainson, Jerry Fuller - George's Spaghetti House,Toronto

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Bourbon Street, Toronto

Jimmy Witherspoon - Bermuda Onion Jazz Club, Toronto

                                 GUIDO BASSO                                  

        -Gemini Awards                                                  

         -Jazz East Festival, Halifax                                

   -Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto                           

  -St. Andrew's Jazz Concert Series, Toronto

         -Top of the Senator, Toronto                                

         -Toronto Arts Awards                                          

        -Tribute Concert to Oscar Peterson, Toronto    


-Imatra Big Band Festival, Finland

-DuMaurier Jazz Festival, Toronto

-Ottawa Jazz Festival    


-Captain Hornblower's, Key West

-Hollywood Jazz Festival, FL,

-JAMS, Palm Beach

-JVC Jazz Festival, Toronto,

-Miami Jazz Festival

-Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami

-One Night Stan's - Hollywood, FL

-Panama City Jazz Festival, FL

-Pensacola Jazz Festival, FL

-Pigeon Key Jazz Festival, FL


(As Arranger/Piano/Keys)

"Goza Mi Timbal", Concord Picante CCD4399,


"Out of This World",  Concord Picante CCD4448 AFIM AWARD

"Mambo of the Times", Concord Picante CCD4499 AFIM AWARD

"Master Timballero",   Concord Picante CCD4594

"Hot Timbales", Concord Picante 2132

"Concord 30th Anniversary Boxed Set" Concord CCD6-2182-2


Jazz Radio Canada, Brian Murphy Trio, , CBC (Original Music)

"Mantlepiece", Brian Murphy Sextet, CBC   (Original Music)

"America's Shining Sea", Dan Mobley featuring Willy & Lobo, (Arranger)

"Something That Nobody's Got" J.R. Moragues,  (Writer/Arranger)

"Live at Tuscany", Joe Donato with the Brian Murphy Trio, Fountainhead FS33531


"Billy Strayhorn Songbook", Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Phil Woods, Concord Jazz

"Songs From The Heart", Sylvia Bennett

"For Friends", Joe Donato, Fountainhead VR3352

"TNT" , Denis Parker, Neil Bishop, Claude Caines, Teddy McNeil

"Friends of Funkadero", (Arranger/Piano), Turk Mauro, Duffy Jackson, Don Miller, Randall Dollahon

"Live at the Luna Star Café", Donna 'Blue' MacDonald, (Arranger/Piano) Mack Emerman (Producer)

"What the World Needs Now is Love" Laura Theodore w.

Chuck Bergeron, Lee Schwartz, Teddy Mulet. Noah Brandmark and others, Bearcat Records



Jazz Radio Canada, Brian Murphy Trio, , CBC (Original Music)

"Mantlepiece", Brian Murphy Sextet, CBC   (Original Music)

"America's Shining Sea", Dan Mobley featuring Willy & Lobo, (Arranger)

"Something That Nobody's Got" J.R. Moragues,  (Writer/Arranger)

"Live at Tuscany", Joe Donato with the Brian Murphy Trio, Fountainhead FS33531


Shirley Bassey

Julie Budd

Eddie Daniels

Engelbert Humperdinck (M.D.)

Hal Linden

Regis Philbin & Susan Lucci

"Catskills on Broadway", Mal Z. Lawrence, Dick Capri, Massey Hall

"John Gray's Rock 'n  Roll", National Arts Centre, Ottawa,

"The Magic of the Musicals", Marti Webb, U.S./Canadian Tour,

"Don Messer's Jubilee",(M.D.) Canadian Tour

Freda Payne

"Red, Hot and Cole",(M.D.), Vivian Reed/Dance Theatre of Harlem

"Torch", Melody Cooper, Festival Fringe, Edinburgh


Ambassador of the Arts - Dade Cultural Alliance

Artist in Residence - Jazz East Festival, Halifax

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

by Rebeca Mauleon

Canada Council "B" Grant- Studies with Doug Riley

Canada Council Grant - Electronic Music Studies

      "CBC Radio" Production of "Black Music in Nova Scotia"

        with Charles "Bucky" Adams won an international


          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




Lecturer At Osher Life Long Learning Institute -  

The University Of Miami - 2012 to Present

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

         - and taught applied keyboard studies.  2007-2019

          Telluride High School (Telluride Colorado) 2006

          Albertson College (Boise, Idaho) 2005

          Barry University (Miami) 1997  

          Jazz East Festival (Halifax, Nova Scotia) 1992

          Ontario Big Band Festival (Toronto) 1986

          Dalhousie University (Halifax, N.S.) 1983     

          St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, N.S. 1981  

Private Teaching - 1981 to Present

         ©Brian Murphy 2024