Having been called a “wonderful composer” and “sophisticated player” as well as “one of the most unique guitar voices to emerge over the last decade”, Brandon Coleman is rapidly becoming the Midwest’s foremost jazz guitarist.
Based out of Cincinnati, OH, Coleman performs and composes music that is intricate, personal, and cinematic, inspired by his musical idols and his roots in the Appalachian mountains.
As a jazz musician, Coleman regularly performs with his own groups, The Brandon Coleman Quartet and Trio, Dayton saxophonist Randy Villars, Mike Wade's BOSEDE, and the NYC-based Sam Blakeslee Quintet, amongst countless other projects.
Coleman has performed at notable venues including – but not limited to – The Blue Wisp Jazz Club, Bop Stop, BluJazz+, Bar Next Door, 55 Bar, Club Bonafide, and Merriman’s Playhouse. His festival appearances include the Loja Jazz Festival (2012) in Loja, Ecuador, the 2014 CBGB Festival in NYC, and the 2014 and 2016 Columbus Jazz & Rib Fests. He has shared the stage with numerous jazz luminaries, including JD Allen, Noah Preminger, Bucky Pizzarelli and Bill Dobbins.
As a clinician, Coleman has performed masterclasses for universities throughout the Americas including, among others, UNAH-VS (San Pedro Sula, Honduras), UNAH (Tegucigalpa, Honduras), UDLA (Quito, Ecuador), Universidad de Loja (Loja, Ecuador), West Virginia State University, Morehead State University, University of Virginia, and Belmont University.
When he is not performing, Coleman produces, mixes, and teaches music out of his home studio.
Coleman endorses Timbertones picks, Curt Mangan Strings, and Levy's Leathers straps and bags.