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Brian Slawson
Brian Slawson
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: Independent Drummer and Percussionist
  • Country: United States

Since his scholarship studies at the Juilliard School, Grammy nominee Brian Slawson has appeared on NBC's Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight, The CBS Morning News and NPR's, 'All Things Considered.' He has produced seven solo CDs, four on the Sony/CBS label.

As a percussionist, Brian has shared the stage with classical luminaries Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland, recorded with pop icons from Marie Osmond to Stevie Ray Vaughan, and punctuated jokes for comedians Bill Maher, Don Rickles, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld. He has performed on hundreds of popular national TV and radio jingles including spots for American Express, Budweiser, Exxon/Mobil, NABISCO, Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Chrysler.

Brian is also the voice of "Gusto the Bulldog" in Warner Bros. 'Music Expressions' series. His entertainment company, Slawsongs, has created custom music for television, radio and feature films, with clients ranging from NASA to IBM, all while maintaining his duties as Principal Timpanist of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Brian's smash kids' CD, Boomertoons, is being developed for television.

Legendary vibraphonist Lionel Hampton described Brian Slawson as "one of the finest percussionists to come along in many years." Modern Drummer calls Brian "a visionary, be it performer, producer or composer."

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