Jazz Performance, U of Toronto
Brandon is an active performer, composer, arranger and educator on the Toronto music scene. Originally from Vancouver, he has over 11 years of playing experience and has been teaching since 2006. Brandon's teaching style is fun, thorough, and centers on learning both the important rudiments of music and guitar playing, and playing the music which inspires each and every student.
Brandon is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto's Jazz Performance Program, and has studied with Canada's Geoff Young, as well as New York's Ben Monder and Adam Rogers. In 2010 he received the Fraser MacPherson scholarship awarded to B.C's most promising young jazz instrumentalists, and in 2009 the Don Wright Scholarship fund for arranging at the University of Toronto. Brandon excels in the jazz and blues idioms, has performed extensively in musical theatre, and is also greatly influenced by classic rock, latin, funk and popular music.