Brian Seeger

excerpt from his website bio -

Dubbed “One of New Orleans’ best jazz guitarists,” by Gambit Weekly, Brian Seeger is on the forefront of the New Orleans music scene. His performance and recording credits include Aaron Neville, Charlie Hunter, Big John Patton, Chris Wood, Jason Marsalis, Davell Crawford, Jo Lawry, Bobby Previte, Rakalam Bob Moses, Stanton Moore, Johnny Vidacovich, Theresa Andersson, Delmark Records tenorman Ed Petersen, Zachary Richard, Rebecca Paris, and many others (click here for the big picture). His 1999 selection by New Orleans Magazine as one of their “Jazz All-Stars” (other honorees that year: Irving Mayfield, Davell Crawford and Ricky Sebastian) is a fitting summation of his stature in the local music community.

     Brian has been involved intimately with many of the city’s most creative jazz and funky projects, among them the Gentilly Groovemasters, the Hangtet, Quintology, Moore and More, SP+M, and lots more. Currently, he is a member of the Paul Wiltgen Group, a band comprised of an international brethren of creative powerhouses, the Martin Urbach Group, Cindy Scott’s Unnamed Band, and Bill Malchow’s Go Cup AllStars. Brian is featured on the Lakefront Digital recording “Finger To The Universe,” which is the free jazz collaboration between Jason Marsalis, Ed Petersen, and himself (Brian has been working with Ed for about 10 years and is the only Ed Petersen and the Test member to be fired twice). The CD consists of material from two recording sessions which were, for the most part, spontaneously improvised (Check out Interior View). He was a founding member of the New World Funk Ensemble, and appears extensively on their first disc. He was an integral part of Neslort, the almost legendary jazz/fusion brainchild of gifted trombonist Rick Trolsen, and appears on both of that group’s discs.

     Brian is comfortable off of the stage as well, garnering critical acclaim for his work as a record producer and composer. His production credits include The Paislies debut disc on Fresh Sound, Martin Urbach’s Free Will, Cindy Scott’s Let the Devil Take Tomorrow, Jirka Hala’s Make You Wanna Hala, Quintology’s eponymous debut, The Hot Club of New Orleans’ More, Chévere’s Baila Mi Ritmo, Olivier Bou’s Bou-Shah-O-Ray (listen to Kate’s Tipsy Tango, Adieu & Janine), a disc that features Nicholas Payton, Steve Masakowski, and Stanton Moore, and The Jesse Lewis Union, as well as demo CDs for a number of his friends and peers. His compositions appear on Theresa Andersson’s Vibes, both of Stanton Moore’s solo efforts, Quintology’s Blues by 5, Joe Krown’s Funk Yard, and on other recordings. He holds a Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and also holds a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the University of New Orleans....

Brian Seeger Organic Trio