Award-winning jazz composer & producer
"Brian's audacious debut has clearly been forged with creativity, innovation and grit." -Edward Blanco, ALL ABOUT JAZZ.
"Fantastic arrangements...superbly executed and recorded with total panache by a killer band." -Brent Keefe, DRUMMER MAGAZINE.
"First-rate writing, musicianship, and production." -Alan Ferber
"...marvelous musical cohesion, vitality, and creative leaps." -Dr. Terry O'Donnell
"The stories Brian tells through his complex (and yet, uncluttered) arrangements are both poignant and beautiful, powerful and delicate. The sheer scale of the material he is covering, with deep grooves, killer improvisations, all the while spinning an orchestra on a grand scale! Throughout, the music has a bounce to it, even when hitting such heights of emotion." -Madi Das
"An amazing writer." -Vinnie Colaiuta
"Brian's composing and arranging is out of this world, and in my book, it is already a GRAMMY winner." -Christian Jacob
“A very talented composer indeed.” -Keith Fiddmont
"Brian's writing is thrilling, the first original voice I've heard in a very long time." -Alan Steinberger
“Really wonderful writing”. -Josh Nelson
Los Angeles based composer/arranger/band leader Brian Eisenberg is the recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, the Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award, the ASCAP Plus Awards, the John Philip Sousa Award, and the Palomar Council Reflections Award. His music is published with the UNC Jazz Press, Imagine Music, and Hamar Percussion Publications. Brian graduated with distinction and Pi Kappa Lambda honors from SDSU where he studied composition with David Ward-Steinman (Aaron Copland, Darius Milhaud, Milton Babbit), and Rick Helzer (Clare Fischer). Brian is also a two-time winner and artist judge for the Independent Music Awards.
Brian's debut album "Sense of Gratitude" won the Independent Music Award for best jazz song, and was nominated for best jazz album and best funk/fusion/jam album. It was also nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award and is a best seller on CD Baby. Brian's second album, "Life Changes" is also a best seller on CD Baby, also won won the Independent Music Award for best jazz song, and was named one of the top big band records of 2017 by Fuji Records alongside Christian McBride, Vince Mendoza, and Sammy Nestico.
Brian directs the 17 piece Brian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra, a contemporary big band comprised of some of the finest musicians in the world, including Vinnie Colaiuta, Bob Sheppard, Christian Jacob, Andy Martin, and Brandon Fields. The group pushes the boundaries of jazz music through a combination of innovative writing and improvising while keeping a strong link to the past. Brian's compositions and arrangements are brought to life by musicians who are artists in their own right, bringing their complementary dynamic that helps create the modern paradigm of jazz composition.