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Brian Czach

“Brian is an act on his own,” says Las Vegas’ Claire Voyant. Drummer, percussionist, music director, educator, clinician, arranger, and composer, Brian Czach (pronounced “Zak”) has been wowing audiences with his exceptional musicianship all around the world. As a “tremendously talented young drummer” (Las Vegas Sun), Brian has made a splash in Las Vegas as drummer for such shows as Mannheim Steamroller, Pin Up, VINYL, It’s All About the Music, and Body & Soul, as well as his creative fusion jazz group, BFD. As Las Vegas Review Journal says, “With Czach as Musical Director... good jazz taste prevails”.

Born into a musical family of three generations in suburban upstate New York, Brian was already a gifted drummer even at an early age. At age 9, he started taking private drum lessons and at age 11, Brian started playing professionally with the family band on weekends.

Brian attended the Ithaca College School of Music, where he got his performance degree studying with world-renowned percussionist/marimba player Gordon Stout and jazz drum set with John Riley, Steve Houghten, Danny D’Imperio, Rich Thompson, & Steve Brown. Thereafter, Brian performed on cruise ships backing up a variety of headliner acts and production shows.

In November 2001, Brian made the move to New York City where he gained invaluable musical experience. Subsequently, Brian reunited with a gifted friend from high school, Tony DeSare, and recorded the albums “Want You”, “Last First Kiss”, and “Radio Show” for Telarc Records at the famed Avatar Studio (the old Power Station) in New York City. Performing with this ensemble (which included jazz legend guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli), Brian enjoyed success playing in venues such as Birdland, The Oak Room, Feinstein’s, NBC Rainbow Room, and Café Carlyle in New York City. Brian also traveled to Asia several times to perform including Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, The Blue Note in Tokyo, and Adelaide in Australia. In addition, Brian began performing with headliner singer and multi- instrumentalist Domenick Allen (Foreigner) with which he toured and performed as his Musical Director and drummer for 10 years.

Most recently, Brian just finished a full year of playing a 5 nights/week show on the Las Vegas Strip called Pin Up where he created the drum book and battled a female tap dancer on the stage and the drums, for which he received multiple accolades in the Las Vegas media outlets. ...”most memorable moment of the night” - (Mike Weatherford, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Apr. 26, 2013)

Since moving with his wife to Las Vegas in December 2007, Brian has shared the stage with Clint Holmes, Ronnie Foster, Terry Fator, Travis Cloer, among many others, and has subbed on the shows Jersey Boys, Rat Pack is Back, MJ Live, and The Australian Bee Gees Show. Brian was also a member of Jimmy Castor & The Bunch and played his last show with him before he passed. When Mannheim Steamroller came to Las Vegas, Brian got the call to play drum set in the six week 7 nights/week engagement at the Palazzo Hotel/Casino. As Music Director, Brian arranged and charted all of the music for Rick Faugno’s (Jersey Boys) critically acclaimed “Body & Soul” show at the Las Vegas Hilton and the Palms Casino. More recently, Brian is once again sought by Tony DeSare to be his Conductor/Music Director when he performs as an opening act for Don Rickles. Brian’s jazz trio also received accolades from the San Diego County News while holding an 8 month residency at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. “The Mandarin Oriental (Las Vegas) hit a homerun when it booked the Brian Czach Trio to perform” -(2011). In 2013, Brian co-founded the jazz fusion trio BFD, with Fred Schreuders (guitar/vox) and David Inamine (bass). The powerhouse trio focuses on their original songs as vehicles for self and group expression. Brian has also been recording with the Mike Frost Band featuring jazz pianist Donald Vega (Resonance Records) and Lauren Meccia on sax and vocals. Currently, Brian is gigging as an independent artist and is available for hire.

When not performing or being a devoted husband and father, Brian likes to spend his free time in his home studio where he is becoming in demand as a session player, writing, arranging, and teaching drum lessons privately and online.

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