Brian Nova combines a rare mixture of melodic jazz guitar and eloquent vocals. He is one of the few jazz artists in the world who has both studied and toured with the two titans of jazz guitar - Herb Ellis and Joe Pass.

Friday, September 8th, 2017 4:30 PM PDT

What a Fall Line-up!

It has been a busy summer and and crazy busy fall for Brian and the Trio.  Brian and the Trio just hosted the 1st inaugural Lakedale Jazz festival on San Juan Island, with proceeds going to the music programs on San Juan Island!  It was a big success!
Now he heads into September with SAM's Art of Jazz series, shows in Sonoma, Sebastopol, San Francisco, NYC, LA, San Simeon, Budapest, Vienna, Munich and many more.  Brian is part of the re-creation of Ella's 100th B-day Celebration from the Apollo that he performed in last year.  In 2017, the show was re-created at the Aspen Jazz Festival last June, and now they will perform at The Ford Theater in LA on the 24th of September.
More shows to come in November and December so keep tuning in!
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 8:15 PM PST

2017 is off and running!

Brian is back on tour!  Just back from the Havana Jazz Festival, Brian is just finishing up his new album project featuring Tom Scott, Shelly Berg, Laurence Hobgood, Terry Miller, Larry Dunlap, Andy Fraga Jr. with music by Dillon O'Brian, Livingston Taylor and Nashville legend Gary Nicholson among others.
 
Brian will be in Tennessee, his native Hawaii in Kona, Palm Springs, LA, San Francisco, Havana and many other places this season.  Check out the schedule page.
 
Brian will also be hosting his Jam Session on Sundays at The Triple Door Musicquarium starting the 12th of March!
Thursday, September 1st, 2016 4:06 PM PDT

What a Fall Lineup!

Brian is back on tour, has 2 new CD's in production and some cool gigs!
 
Just back from Havana, Brian has been busy in the studio recording 2 new album projects featuring Tom Scott, Shelly Berg, Laurence Hobgood, Terry Miller, Larry Dunlap, Andy Fraga Jr. with music by Dillon O'Brian, Livingston Taylor and Nashville legend Gary Nicholson among others.
 
Brian also is on tour and performing all over the US and Europe and will be featured at the Apollo Theater for Ella Fitzgerald's 100th Birthday Celebration and ending the year with the Havana Jazz Festival in December.
 
When he is town, Brian is hosting his Pro Jazz Jam in Seattle every Monday night at The Triple Door... make sure you check it out!
 
Keep checking back for more info on the new CD releases!
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 11:47 PM PST

Spring can hang you up the most!

Brian and the band are headed into Spring with some great shows and tours lined up.  Check out the calendar section.  Also, Brian is at work on 3 new CD projects to be released by the end of the year!  Keep the faith!
Saturday, October 17th, 2015 4:58 PM PDT

Havana Nights, Blues, Jazz and the Holidays

Brian and the Trio are headed to Cuba for some wonderful shows in October, as well as performing one last time at the historical Hwy 99 Blues Club before they close their doors at the end of the year.  Brian has two recording projects in the pipeline as well!
Check out the calendar for more performance dates!
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 10:02 AM PST

2015 is on the move!

2015 is off to a great start as Brian's road and tour schedule is traveling to places like Cuba, Amsterdam, Germany, and here in the states in Seattle, St Helena, Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Palm Springs!
 
Brian also has 2 new recording projects in the works... stay tuned!
Saturday, September 6th, 2014 3:20 PM PDT

Fall Forward!

Brian is swingin' into Fall with shows in Sonoma, Indianapolis, Seattle, Palm Desert, Venice and even Dubrovnik!  Check out the Calendar section to catch one of Brian's shows! 
Friday, May 30th, 2014 12:44 PM PDT

Summer has Arrived!

Summer is here and so are a bunch of great shows!  Brian will be in San Francisco, Seattle, Sonoma, Palm Springs, Europe - (Venice, Dubrovnik, and 5 other cites) Ojai, Ellensburg and more being booked now.
Brian is also working on his next CD and a new on-line Jazz Immersion Program that should be 'live' by Fall 2014.  Stay tuned! 
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 12:25 PM PDT

Spring is here!

Spring is here and Brian's schedule is as busy as a bee.  Brian has every Wednesday night at his favorite Palm Spring's club, Woody's!  Brian also plays the second Tuesday of the month at Backstreet Bistro and the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at AJ's on the Green with Mikole Kaar.  Brian is getting ready to record a live record at Woody's later this month so stay tuned for the dates!
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 2:29 PM PDT

Fall Tours!

Brian is busy on the road this fall... On September 13th, Brian returns to Sonoma to perform for the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society, then on September 15th, he will be headlining the Indy Jazz Fest at The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis.  Then September 21st, Brian will be performing at the Ojai/Libbey Bowl Wine & Jazz Festival along with Tom Scott, Roger Kellaway, Billy Valentine and others.  In October, Brian heads to Sapporo Japan, and Cabo San Lucas to perform as well. Check it all out in the calendar section! 
Sunday, August 4th, 2013 12:16 PM PDT

Summer 2013 Baby!

Brian has been on the road this summer and recently completed a great tour of the Northwest with his Trio including The Ellensburg 'Jazz in The Valley' Festival as well as his All Star Big Band Tribute to Frank, Ray and Nat at The Triple Door featuring such NW greats as Jay Thomas, Alexi Nicolaev, Tom Marriott, Greg Lyons, Dan Marcus and John Goforth to name a few! He heads to Indianapolis to headline at The Indy Jazz Fest in September and heads to Japan in October... Check out the Calendar section for more info. Brian has been performing this summer with such artists as Tom Scott, Lawrence Hobgood, Mark O'Connor, Shelly Berg, Gregg Field and Ken Peplowski.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 1:07 PM PST

Grammy Win!

Arturo Sandoval's 'Dear Diz' won the 2013 Grammy® for Best Jazz Large Ensemble, and Brian is part of that Ensemble, along with Gregg Field, Joey DeFrancesco, Shelly Berg, Gary Burton,  Chuck Berghoffer and many more.  Brian's first Grammy® win.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 11:53 PM PST

Latest News...

Brian's music is now being used by Bose® to sell their Wave Radios on the QVC network.   Check out Bose's QVC programs hosted by James Coehlo!
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 1:30 PM PST

Fun Stuff for the New Year! 2013

It's an exciting new year already, Brian and the Trio start a new weekly session in Palm Springs at Woody's every Wednesday night.  Check out the Calendar section for more info.
 
Brian is on Arturo Sandoval's latest CD which has won 3 Latin Grammys® in 2012 and is nominated for a Grammy for best Jazz Big Band!
 
Brian is also working on Steve Miller's new Jazz Project and has recorded some cuts with French Rock Icon Michel Polnareff.
 
He has also started on his new Jazz CD as well as a Hawaiian Music CD.
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 2:09 PM PDT

Summer 2012 Baby!

It's been a great spring heading into fall!  Brian is on Arturo Sandoval's newest release on Concord Records -  'Dear Diz', as well as is finishing up work on Steve Miller's upcoming Jazz Album.  Brian has also been working on his own material for a DVD shoot in Seattle in September at The Triple Door.  He is also on Japanese recording legend Seiko Matsuda's new CD release this year on Concord Records.  
 
Brian is also busy working on his next CD project, a collection of solo pieces as a homage to his mentor and friend, Joe Pass.  He is heading to Sicily to perform in the 2nd annual Joe Pass Jazz Festival this August.  Check out the the schedule section for more dates and info! 
 
Brian is also working producing the new CD for Jazz Vocalist Missoni Lanza.  A collection of great standards being sung by the wonderful Miss Lanza.
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 9:07 PM PST

2012 is Here!

We welcome the new year with tours in Florida, California, and Washington this season.  Check out the Calendar section to see where Brian is playing!
Thursday, August 4th, 2011 11:02 AM PDT

Summer with Brian Nova

Well it's been a very busy summer with Brian, he's been performing up and down the coast with such artists as Kurt Elling, Tom Scott, Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin, Mark O'Connor, Daniel De Los Reyes, Jim De Julio and many others.
 
Brian has also been in the studio laying down tracks on Arturo Sandoval's upcoming record as well as Japanese superstar Seiko Matsuda's new album.  
 
Brian is heading to Sicily on the 20th of August to help inaugurate a street named in Joe Pass' honor and perform there for the event.  
Friday, April 1st, 2011 8:26 AM PDT

Spring is in full Swing!

It's been a great spring for Brian, as he performed with Richie Cole, Jim DeJulio and Paul Kreibich at The Culver Club on Friday March 25th, and just recorded on Arturo Sandoval's new recording project with Gregg Field, Shelly Berg, Check Berghofer and Joey DeFrancesco on March 30th!
Lot's of dates coming up so be sure to check the Calendar!
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 12:12 PM PST

Happy New Year!

Well the New Year is here and things are swingin' here into a new year!  Some January Highlights are - Brian will be with Bass great Jim DiJulio at Catalina's Jazz Club in Hollywood on January 25th, and Brian will also be co-fronting the Stover Big Band with a tribute to Sinatra on January 9th in Indian Wells.  You can catch Brian performing Solo every Wednesday night at Cafe' Des Beaux Arts on El Paseo in Palm Desert.  In February, you can catch Brian and Jim Di Julio at The Merc in Temecula on the 10th and many more dates... please check out the Calendar section.  Hope to see you lots in 2011!
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 2:40 PM PST

Happy Holidays

The Holidays are here and Brian is on the road to Seattle, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Sun Valley and even Shreveport LA for NYE!  Check the calendar guide to see when he is in your neck of the woods!
Saturday, August 7th, 2010 11:31 AM PDT

Summer is Here

Summer is here and Brian is on tour all over the west coast. Brian will be performing in Los Angeles, Temecula, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco, Sonoma, Seattle and Palm Desert over the next few months so make sure you check out the Calendar section. Brian is also gearing up for tour dates in the Fall and his annual tour in Japan in November. More info to follow.
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 12:05 PM PST

What's Goin On?

Brian is heading to So Cal to perform in Palm Desert at Cafe' Des Beaux Arts every Wednesday night and The Backstreet Bistro on Sunday nights. Brian is also performing in LA so make sure to check the Calendar section for dates and performances near you.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 5:26 PM PST

Mele Kalikimaka e' Hau'oli Maka Hiki Hou

Hope your Holiday Season is shaping up to be merry & bright!  I will be up in Seattle for the day after X-mas Jazz at The North City Wine Bistro!  C'mon down and have some Holiday cheer with us. Then down to Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco and Palm Springs in January to thaw out!  Check out my schedule on the calendar link.  Merry, Merry.
Saturday, October 31st, 2009 2:11 AM PDT

What's Goin On?

Brian will be in the So Cal area performing at Spazios in Sherman Oaks on the 10th of November and in Palm Desert on the 11th and 12th of November.  Check out the Calendar section for more info!
Monday, October 26th, 2009 7:13 PM PDT

What's Gon On?

Brian will be at The Plaza Bistro on Friday, October 30th in Downtown Sonoma with Terry Miller on Bass and Andy Eberhard on Drums.
Monday, October 12th, 2009 10:32 AM PDT

What's Goin On?

This week I'll be in San Francisco performing at the St Francis Yacht Club on Wednesday evening from 6-7pm with some great cats including Phil Claypool, Nolan Gaser, Terry Miller and Andy Eberhard. Don't want to miss this one.. check the calendar for more info.
Friday, October 9th, 2009 10:55 AM PDT

What's Goin On?

Hey Y'all, I am back in the Bay Area with a fun gig on Saturday the 10th with Bass Legend Stu Hamm at Big Augie's Beach Shack in Stinson Beach and a very kool House Concert on Sunday in Sonoma. Check out the calendar section for more info.
Saturday, September 26th, 2009 1:06 PM PDT

What's Goin On?

Brian is in the Bay Area with several fun gigs including the Schellville Grill on October 2nd with Andrew Emer and Bill Moody, and two dates with bass legend Stu Hamm in Stinson Beach on October 3rd & 10th. Then a great Sonoma House Concert on October 11th. Check out the calendar section for more info!
Sunday, September 6th, 2009 8:50 PM PDT

What's Goin On?

Brian is back in the Bay Area with a FUN gig at The Schellville Grill Friday Night September 11th with new Sonoma resident Andrew Emer on Bass. Should be a great time.
Thursday, August 20th, 2009 8:43 PM PDT

Brian Nova in the Bay Area

Brian will be in the Bay area performing on Friday the 21st of August at Servino's in Tiburon, and on the 25th at Cafe' Divine in North Beach. Then Brian will be heading to the Northwest to perform at The North City Wine Bistro the 29th of August.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 12:15 PM PDT

Brian Nova on tour in the Northwest

Brian is touring the Northwest culminating with his Orchestra performing at The Auction of Washington Wines at Chateau Ste. Michelle on Saturday, August 15th. Brian will be performing Friday, August 14th at The Southport Jazz Cafe' in Renton with his Trio featuring Steve Yusen on Drums and Bob Mathews on Bass. With special guest Stephanie Porter singing with the Trio. Show starts at 7:00pm.