Brian Clemens is a Southern California-based pianist, arranger, composer, educator, and bandleader. Brian enjoys a career as a versatile pianist covering anything from Latin Jazz, Great American Songbook, R&B, and country-western music. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Chapman University in Orange, CA, Brian continued his education with a Master's Degree in Music Performance (Jazz and Commercial Music) from Cal State Fullerton where he was a two time winner of the "Friends of Jazz" Scholarship Award.
Brian has played at internationally and at well-known Orange and Los Angeles County venues such as Herb Albert's Vibrato Jazz Grille, The Coach House, The Canyon Club, Cooks Chapel, Viper Room, The Drake and more and studied with world-class classical and jazz musicians such as the Grammy Award-winning pianist, Bill Cunliffe. Brian released his debut album "Beneath the Blue" in March of 2023 featuring original arrangements of jazz and pop standards along with original music.
WHAT TO EXPECT
If hired for an event, you can expect a solo or group performance personally customized to your event. If you are hosting a dinner party and are looking for mellow background music, I will make that happen! On the contrary, if you are looking to book a live band that could put on an entertaining concert and get people on the dance floor, you will get an entertaining, energetic, and heartfelt performance of just that and more!
Whether I am working your event as a solo pianist or within a group, I can guarantee that we will always arrive at your event with ample set-up and preparation time. Leading up to the event, I will be available to talk via text or call and would be happy to answer any questions you might have so the process is as easy and stress-free as possible without any ambiguity.