Brian Scanlon

Silver Screen Saxophonist

Brian Scanlon is a saxophonist and woodwind doubler who has made his mark in recording studios, concert stages and nightclubs. Born in Queens, New York and raised in New Jersey, he started playing the saxophone at age eight. Career highlights include regular appearances on The Tonight Show  as a member of the NBC Orchestra, and soundtrack recordings that include Monster's Inc., A Bug's Life, Moulin Rouge and Analyze This. He has performed with Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King and the LA Philharmonic. At Pepperdine University, Scanlon directs the jazz ensemble and teaches saxophone. He studied saxophone with Ramon Ricker at prestigious Eastman School of Music where he earned both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music (1981 and 1983).

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