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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Recording Artist
  • Country: United States
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In Brian Kilgore's diverse studio career he has played on over 400 albums, including Rock and Roll with Cold Play, Live, Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynne, Celeste Prince, Whitney Houston, Starship, Linda Rondstadt, Ricky Martin, Jody Watley, Robbie Nevil, the Goo Goo Dolls, Aerosmith, and Concrete Blonde, Afro-Cuban salsa with Clare Fischer and Francisco Aguabella, straight ahead jazz with Terry Trotter, Bill Watrous, Bill Cunliffe, and Bob Florence, jazz fusion with Kirk Whalum, Everette Harp, Dave Koz, Grant Geissman, and Warren Hill, and rap with NWA, P Diddy, and Dr. Dre. His numerous TV/film credits include Raiders of the Lost Ark 4, King Kong, Narnia, Beowulf, Wall-E, Hairspray, Semi-Pro, Pollock, A Bug's Life, Mighty Joe Young, A Perfect Storm, Spiderman II, The Bourne Supremacy, Troy, Van Helsing, I Robot, The Polar Express, Team America, Robots, The Legend of Zorro, Cars, The Longest Yard and over one hundred more.

He has also performed live with Barbra Streisand, Teena Marie, Elton John, Billy Joel, Chaka Khan, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and many more.

Brian received his Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Northridge, where he subsequently served on the faculty from 1992-1998. His ability to cover all aspects of percussion, from Afro-Cuban rhythms to orchestral percussion, to the extensive use of electronics and exotic sound effects, has made him a first-call player on the Los Angeles recording scene.

Movie Scores:
Transformers 3
Crazy Stupid Love
Mars Needs Moms
The Big Year
Hop
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2
Fast Five
Judy Moody and the Not So Bummer Summer
Too Big to Fail
Pirates of the Carribean 3
Looney Tunes
The Big Miracle
Happy Feet 2
Game Change
Alvin 3 Chipwrecked
Bourne Legacy
I hate You Dad
The Lorax
Battleship
Snow white and the Huntsmen
The Dictator
Ted
Ice Age 4
Tinkerbell Secret of the Wings
The Campaign
Gangster Squad
TV:
Family Guy
American Dad
Cleveland
Revenge
Liberace; Behind the Candelabra
Tonight Show w/ Rodrigo y Gabriela

CDs:
Daft Punk
Skrillex
Paul Taylor
Dream Street
Grant Geissman
Karen Souza
Chris Mann
Hap Palmer

Halo 4

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Live:
Deep Purple at LA Greek Theater
Brad Mehldau
Los Angeles Philharmonic-West Side Story live score to film world premiere
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Shrek, The Musical
Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl
Seth McFarlane
Kristen Chenowith

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