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 an on-the-rise and in-demand performer in the world of creative guitar playing.
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.
Coleman regularly performs with his own groups, Fourth Kind and Brandon Coleman Trio, fusion powerhouse Spherical Agenda, renowned saxophonist Randy Villars, Sam Blakeslee Quintet and Large Ensembles, Grammy-Nominated Dan Pugach Nonet, and jam-rock band Miller.
Coleman has performed at notable venues including – but not limited to – Smalls, The Blue Wisp Jazz Club, Bop Stop, BluJazz+, Bar Next Door at La Lanterna, 55 Bar, Club Bonafide, The Jazz Estate, Cliff Bell's, Rudy's Jazz Room, Jimmy Can't Dance 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.
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.
Coleman endorses Comins Guitars, Curt Mangan Strings, and Levy's Leathers straps and bags.