About Brian Derek
Ft. Wayne, IN
Born and raised in Detroit. Finished H.S. in southeast OH. Attended Berklee Col. of Music in Boston. Played with jazz guitarist Mike Stern and the Brubeck Bros.(son's of Dave) while in Boston. Studied arranging,composition,orchestration and performance on the fretless Fender bass. Have lived and gigged in FL and Chicago and many points in between and have done every type of gig immaginable.
Recently shot a DVD with a quartet performing all original music of mine. I currently lead a quartet and trio and sideman full-time and teach fretless bass, jazz harmony/theory.
I have performed with Peter Erskine,Mike Stern,Pat Metheny,Joe Beck,Jay McShann,The 5th Dimension,Neil Sedaka,Stephen Stills etc.