32-year-old Drummer/Percussionist Brian Menendez is fluent in a variety of settings from Jazz, Blues, Country, World, Classical and Pop. He has shared the stage with artists including Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Kenny Garrett, Bunky Green, Eddie Kirkland, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Mulgrew Miller, and Maria Schneider.
Brian is engaged in performances at clubs, festivals, and private functions throughout the United States with The Nouveaux Honkies. He also leads The Brian Menendez Trio and is involved in other various freelance work. Recording Credits include, Keith Javors “The Free Project” (ArtistShare) The Dali Lamas, “Ice Cream Man, and Smiling’ In a Row”, (Whirled Around Records). University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble One, “And The Melody Still Lingers On” (Sea Breeze Vista) DownBeat Blue Chip Award Winner in 2006.
Brian asked me for some smooth new looks to complement his musical style for his updated website and various promotional material…
Brian’s website is: http://www.brianmenendez.com were you can read more about him and listen to some smooth jazz tracks.