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About Brian McCarthy
An accomplished performer and formidable composer and arranger, this saxophonist is emerging as a prominent example of the modern day instrumentalist. Seven Days called him …a staple of the New England jazz scene." Jazz trumpet marvel, Ray Vega, called him plainly, one of the most important jazz musicians to the Vermont scene," a sentiment echoed by mentor and saxophone guru Dr. David Demsey, coordinator of the renowned jazz program at William Paterson University, McCarthy's alma mater, who added, Brian showed when he was a student and my grad assistant here that he could hang with the best young players in the country, and he has gone on, as expected, to become a major force and fixture on the New England music scene, as a player and as a teacher." His accomplishments as a saxophonist were recognized in 2011 by the prestigious and legendary company Conn-Selmer and Selmer Paris, who saw fit to add McCarthy to their elite roster of endorsed artists...