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"…Percussion master and musical polymath…"—Boston Phoenix

"…Brian's not just a great musician; he's also a first-rate composer."—Huffington Post

Hey Musicians:

Heard me on the recent Crushing Classical Podcast about pricing strategies for entrepreneurial musicians?

The podcast Crushing Classical is about redefining a thriving music career and is hosted by Tracy Friedlander. Recently, I came on the show to offer advice to professional jazz and classical musicians who lead their own groups, music businesses, and teaching studios on how to price their services with courage--so they can get paid what they are deserved and continue to invest in their creative missions. As part of that episode, I published a free written guide of some of the topics Tracy and I discussed. Grab it here:

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Concert Calendar

My various bands and ensembles...

Tue, 5/4/21 @ 7:30 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Wed, 5/5/21 @ 2:00 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Wed, 5/5/21 @ 7:30 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Thu, 5/6/21 @ 7:30 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Fri, 5/7/21 @ 8:00 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Sat, 5/8/21 @ 2:00 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Sat, 5/8/21 @ 8:00 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Sun, 5/9/21 @ 2:00 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Tue, 5/11/21 @ 7:30 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Wed, 5/12/21 @ 2:00 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Wed, 5/12/21 @ 7:30 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Thu, 5/13/21 @ 7:30 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Fri, 5/14/21 @ 8:00 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Sat, 5/15/21 @ 2:00 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Sat, 5/15/21 @ 8:00 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Sun, 5/16/21 @ 2:00 PM Playing percussion for "Mamma Mia" the……more Beverly, MA
Tue, 7/6/21 @ 7:30 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Wed, 7/7/21 @ 2:00 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Wed, 7/7/21 @ 7:30 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Thu, 7/8/21 @ 7:30 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Fri, 7/9/21 @ 8:00 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Sat, 7/10/21 @ 2:00 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Sat, 7/10/21 @ 8:00 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Sun, 7/11/21 @ 2:00 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Tue, 7/13/21 @ 7:30 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Wed, 7/14/21 @ 2:00 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Wed, 7/14/21 @ 7:30 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Thu, 7/15/21 @ 7:30 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Fri, 7/16/21 @ 8:00 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Sat, 7/17/21 @ 2:00 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Sat, 7/17/21 @ 8:00 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Sun, 7/18/21 @ 2:00 PM Percussion and drumset for Cinderella at NSMT……more Beverly, MA
Sat, 10/30/21 @ 6:00 PM Private wedding. net 1610 to me (1)……more North Adams, MA

Complete show calendar

About Brian

Brian O’Neill is a versatile multi-percussionist, drummer and composer based in Boston who has performed at The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall among others. A “percussion master and musical polymath” (Boston Phoenix), Brian performs regularly in a wide variety of musical contexts including jazz, classical, world music, and theatre. In addition to freelancing, he leads Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, which performs original global jazz and chamber music as well as the lost music of Esquivel (“deliciously entertaining”—Wall Street Journal). Brian also performs frequently with North Shore Music Theatre, Portland Symphony, Albany Symphony, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. He has also played percussion for internationally known artists including Kristin Chenoweth, Donna Summer, and the US tours of Motown the Musical and Anastasia. In 2020, he launched a new online music initiative in response to the Coronavirus called the Remotely Music Series. Follow Brian at crashandboom.com or on Twitter/Instagram (@orchestrotica).

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