BRIAN CASSERLY (GUEST ARTIST)
ST. LOUIS, MO
Brian Casserly, who also goes by the name “Big B” plays trumpet, trombone and is also a vocalist. A professional musician since the age of 14, Brian has played for many greats in the music business, including Tony Bennett, Tex Beneke, Stan Kenton, Chuck Berry and even Tiny Tim. He has also played the prestigious Monterey Pops Festival for several years. An in-demand session musician, Brian has performed in many commercials, recordings and musicals in the U.S. and Canada and is the past musical director for the S.S. Admiral, a riverboat on the St. Louis riverfront. After touring the U.S. and Europe for several years with his own jazz band and a St. Louis based blues band, he decided to devote his musical talents entirely to traditional jazz, playing concerts and festivals as well as recording with several St. Louis bands.