About

Brian is able to craft the perfect blend of music for pretty much any event, with small or large ensembles and DJ-ing options.  Over the years, Brian has had the privilege of working with the top professionals in the Wedding and Event Industry, and has worked with Gospel Choirs, String Quartets, Solo Performers, 8-piece Bands, Jazz Quartets, and more.  With Brian Hess, let him know your musical dreams for your event- and he can craft it into reality.

Brian is able to craft the perfect blend of music for pretty much any event, with small or large ensembles and DJ-ing options.  Over the past 8 years, Brian has had the privilege of working with the top professionals in the Wedding and Event Industry, working with Gospel Choirs, String Quartets, Solo Performers, 8-piece Bands, Jazz Quartets, and more.  With Brian Hess, just let him know your musical dreams for your event- and he will craft it into reality.

About Brian Hess 

Please tell me about your musical upbringing. At what age did you start playing music?
I started playing piano at age 7 and clarinet at age 10. I then picked up the saxophone in high school and went on to study music at Sonoma State University, where I indulged in classes ranging from Indian Classical Singing to Bach Choir, Jazz Improvisation to Javanese Gamelan, and Recording and Computer Music Production. I have always improvised with my music and enjoy the "mash-up" of different styles. For me, this keeps it fresh, while always remembering where the roots of where the music come from.

What types of music and what specific entertainment services do you provide?
I play saxophone, piano, clarinet, flute, and turntables. I play jazz, funk, soul, reggae, ska, latin, hip-hop, and so on… I provide everything from duo groups to full bands, and DJ with an eclectic taste. I am involved in every aspect of the music I represent. In other words, when you hire me for an event, that is who you get.

What five words would your colleagues use to best describe you?
Creative, Professional, Spontaneous, Energetic, and Driven

Brian Hess has performed all over the Tahoe/Truckee area, worked in public and private schools, taught private lessons, and continues to play an important musical role in his community.  Brian is well connected in the Tahoe area as well as the SF Bay Area and only chooses only top professional musicians to play with him.  

"I feel so honored to live in Tahoe and perform with the musicians I play with. I call them co-workers and bandmates, but also friends." -Brian Hess

 

 

Brian Hess and his wife Heather River