B i o g r a p h y
Brian Markley is a South Jersey native who fell in love with music and performance at a very early age. The piano came first, quickly followed by the trumpet. Brian studied music classically for nearly 20 years. While in college, Brian learned how to play the guitar and found his emerging voice. Today, Brian has performed in 23 countries and more than a dozen US states.
Brian's passion for music shines during every performance. His ability to read and interact with audiences of all ages is quite remarkable. The energy he brings is contagious! Brian has quickly become one of SWFL's favorite artists.
Brian has a very unique approach to solo performance. He is able to swiftly transition from guitar solos to trumpet to percussion, and is absolutely FULL of musical surprises. Brian's extensive experience allows him to adapt his music to any setting. Often you may hear a Bossa version of a Radiohead song. Or, find yourself dancing to an old standard, served up with super-modern flavors. Either way, Brian's vocals are spot-on and his trumpet massages your soul.