Brian Graber is a Trumpet and Saxophone player based in New Orleans La. and was a member of a New Orleans group known as the “Runnin Pardners” led by bassist George Porter Jr. of the Meters. The Meters were recognized at the Grammy awards for lifetime achievement in 2018.
Brian Graber has been a part of the music scene of New Orleans La. for more than 30 years.
Brian Graber contributed to the following recordings:
Robbie Robertson: "Storyville"
Robbie Robertson "Go back to your woods" Music Video
Tori Amos "Boys from Pele' "
Tori Amos Talula "Tornado Mix" from the block buster movie.
Better than Ezra "How does your garden grow"
Better than Ezra "Greatest hits"
George Porter Jr. "Runnin Pardner"
George Porter Jr. "Funk This"
George Porter Jr. "Count on you"
George Porter Jr. "Things ain't what they used to be"
George Porter Jr. "Its Life"
Anders Osborne "Break the Chain"
The Lee Boys "Testify"
In addition to these he is credited on a number of local New Orleans musician's releases.
The following are some of the highlights that span Brian Graber's live performance career:
Stevie Wonder Smoothy King center
Kenny Rogers Saenger Theatre
Robby Robertson Tipitina's
Better than Ezra Multiple locations as well as a short tour playing at multiple house of blues venues as well as New Orleans Jazz and heritage festival.
Dr. John Smoothy King Center, Tipitinas
Alan Tousaint New Orleans convention center
John Cleary Tipitinas
Kirk Franklin Smoothy King Center
Yolanda Adams Smoothy King Center
Harry Connick Jr. The Howling Wolf
George Porter Jr. Several Nation wide tours and two European Tours. Tipitinas, Howling wolf, House of Blues and multiple other venues.
Earl King The Swamp room Chicago IL.
Art (Poppa Funk)Neville (Neville Brothers/Meters) Venue: Blues Estefette
Den Haag NL
George Porter Jr.
Better Than Ezra
John Mahoney Big Band
New World Funk Ensemble
Victory Big Band/Victory Six
David Jordan/ Louisiana Juice
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Tori Amos, Talula Twister the movie
Brian (Trumpet) with Robbie Robertson (The Band) Bruce Hornsby, George Porter Jr and the rest.
I am able to write and arrange detailed horn charts, orchestral or rhythm charts. Secondly I can spare you valuable session time by performing each part by ear and then layer harmonies, counter melodies, whatever you need I can create or if you have something in mind I will follow your direction. As for instruments I have recorded in studio sessions, they include Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Tenor, Alto and Soprano saxophones and valve Trombone.
Here we are playing a jazz selection for a special event at the Southern Yacht club of New Orleans.