Brian Pareschi


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Brian Pareschi and The BP Express is the premier recording of trumpeter and composer/arranger Brian Pareschi's octet/nonet The BP ExpressThis mid-sized ensemble features a talented group of prominent New York-based jazz musicians and features the concerted, powerful, yet intimate sound and scope of the ensemble writing and playing. An eclectic mix of originals and standards embracing many styles and influences, this recording marks the starting point for this group.


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Brian Pareschi Music

Here is a catalog of many of my original pieces arranged for The BP Express and the Brian Pareschi Jazz Orchestra, and other instrumentations available for purchase. This library includes many originals and select arrangements for ensembles ranging from quintet up through nonet, as well as full big band. Also I am proud to make available some of my brass quintet music. For a complete catalog of compositions/arrangements/orchestrations, please contact me directly here

News

As we enter a new year, I am proud and pleased to announce the arrival of my first recording as a leader, Brian Pareschi and The BP Express. On many levels, this marks a milestone in my career as both a jazz musician and as a writer. This recording is now available on both my website, and in all major digital media stores, and tracks the development of my mid-sized jazz ensemble, The BP Express, over the past few years. This ensemble's work covers everything from straight ahead jazz, bop, brazilian, and composed material drawing from a wide range of influences. Much of the material written for this ensemble is very challenging. This is just the beginning for this group, and I look forward to the growth and development of it's unique voice. I have written and/or arranged everything on the CD.  

Reviews for Brian Pareschi and the BP Express are starting to come in! And we're getting a lot of airplay nationally, climbing the JAZZWEEK charts. 

"What is it about Rochester, NY and stellar Italian trumpet players?  A smoking, first call side man that’s finally stepping out in his own, this bigish band date has a distinctly New York flavor that puts you right on 52nd Street when killer sounds were pouring out of every club door.  Armed with undeniable chops, Pareschi delivers straight ahead jazz that cooks and is all fire with no smoke.  Great sounds for jazz ears looking for that new kick."
Chris Spector - Midwest Record -
 
"For his debut recording as leader, New York-based trumpeter / composer / arranger Brian Pareschi has assembled an octet, named it the BP Express and charged it with breathing life into seven of his original compositions and dazzling arrangements"......
"The music is eloquent and engaging"....
"Besides playing tasteful trumpet, Pareschi writes well, whether riffing on bop-linked themes or summoning the image of a fast-moving train, as on BP Express.....what sets the BP Express apart from many other groups its size are Pareschi's splendid charts, every one of which exudes an irresistible charm and is well worth hearing and appreciating more than once. In its initial trip from the station, Pareschi's BP Express is definitely on the right track."
Jack Bowers - All About Jazz - 
 
Brian Pareschi & The BP Express.
Does anyone out there remember the name Marty Paich? He was a West Coast pianist who assembled a ninepiece little big band and excelled at writing exclusively for his talented players. They also dabbled in established standards. Well, 3000 miles away in New York, trumpet player extraordinaire Brian Pareschi has latched onto that concept with his own octet/nonet. Most of the tunes are his original compositions, and like Paich did decades ago, Pareschi writes distinctive flowing melodies and turns over very generous solo space to his skilled colleagues. As for Pareschi himself, his tone can move from fiery to subtle and serene. But the common thread is his outstanding control and depth at any tempo. Incidentally, the standards here are “I Believe in You” and “I Cover the Waterfront.” They’re very different from each other, that’s for sure. But it’s nice to reacquaint with a couple of underdone, well-written tunes. All told, this is a very impressive CD which, in a just musical world, would sell a zillion copies! 
George Fendel- Jazz Society of Oregon-

Events

My new CD Brian Pareschi and The BP Express, presents a combination of originals and standards, and features an all-star lineup of jazz musicians, and is now available on all major digital media and through this website starting January 5, 2015. I have started to book performances with this group The BP Express at clubs in and around NYC. Check the events page for more information. 

I am really looking forward to this year on many levels. The broadway show I have been a part of for the last two years, Motown, will be coming to an end January 18 of this year. I'm looking forward to having more time to write for The BP Express, and perform with this group, and work more with my quintet, which is slated to record in the late fall. I also have a previous recording dating back to 2006, with The BP Express, that I am planning on releasing shortly. 

I am also excited to make available to you a catalog of my music in pdf form. Many of the charts for The BP Express are available here, as well as my original library for the Brian Pareschi Jazz Orchestra, and much more. There are small group charts of all instrumentations and brass quintet originals and arrangements.

I just recorded an interview with Joe Dimino for his Neon Jazz Interview series. The interview is featured on a well-received iTunes Podcast Channel and the Neon Jazz radio program running on the weekends out of Kansas City, MO.  


Famous Jazz Interviews with Joe Dimino
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Here's a link to an interiew I did recently with Joe Dimino, running a weekly jazz show on saturdays out of Kansas City, MO. The interview date is 1/16/15. Famous Jazz Interviews is a wonderful podcast that features emerging and established jazz musicians, their lives, stories, experiences, and what they are doing. Check it out!

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