Brian Conigliaro is a musician, guitar/harmonica player, vocalist, composer and voice-over artist. He is a stylist and performer steeped in the Jazz Blues tradition with diverse influences including Latin Jazz, Folk, Rock and acoustic guitar. Brian creates heartfelt, soulful sounds whether rendering an original piece or arranging and styling a classic. While offered a scholarship to Hofstra University to study theater, he instead pursued a music education at the Berklee College of Music. Brian would later study acting with the legendary Stella Adler.
Brian was raised in a family of performers. His father played trombone for Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Vaughn Monroe and many others during the big band era. Brian’s mother was a dancer who performed throughout the US, including at Radio City Music Hall.
Brian has created five original albums. His latest album, Wheels of Commotion contains original songs tracing his journey from New York to California and back again.
"A player and songwriter with a real smooth style." –Jackie Paris
"Brian Conigliaro is a timeless musician whose soul runs as deep as his passion for artistic expression."
–Kate Ashman, Kitchen Table Productions
Photo by Michael Towns
Brian has performed or recorded with such artists as Jackie Paris, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Daniel Ponce, Ignacio Berroa, Frank Gambale, Sue Raney, Ann Marie Moss, Barbara McNair, Eubie Blake, Gregory Hines, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzie Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Lesley Gore, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Bobby Day, Mary Wells, Patti Lupone, Bucky Pizzarelli, The Tokens, NY Soul Company, Mickey Dolenz, Al Wilson, Les Hooper, Housewives on Prozac, John Hall, The Uptown Horns, Al Viola, Alexis Cole, Kathy Segal Garcia, Tiny Tim, Two Guitars, The Drifters, Fretwork, Lissette and Snoop Dog, etc.
Brian has also played in Broadway shows including a Chorus Line, Jaques Brel is Alive & Well, The Eubie Blake Story, They’re Playing our Song, Rent and Avenue Q.
Brian and his life-long partner, Barbara McAndrews Connie co-produced The Hurry Up and Wait Show, which gave exposure to artists in the Los Angeles area. The show was filmed at Century Cable in Santa Monica and was based on his original song entitled Hurry Up and Wait. His devotion to the arts also led him to start his own radio show of the same name.