ABOUT THE TEACHER
Chris Brawley is a drummer, composer, bandleader and music educator currently residing in Los Angeles. Chris’s foundation in music began at the age of nine when he first learned to play guitar and bass.
Chris performs regularly in the Los Angeles area and has led jazz
groups with notable artists such as Bob Sheppard, Alex Hahn, and Jon Hatamiya. When Chris finds time to step away from music, he enjoys the great outdoors including hiking the tallest peaks in Southern California as well as gaining new inspiration from art exhibits and film.
University of Southern California
Doctor of Musical Arts
Master of Music
William Patterson University of New Jersey
Bachelor of Music in Drum Performance
Magna Cum Laude
Drum set - All Levels
Theory - All Levels
Recorded full length album, The Underscore, Bridges (now called By Sunlight), 2005
Recorded full length album, The Eyes of Tomorrow, Broken Iris, 2007
Live Radio Performance with jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller on "The Sequel" on 88.3 WBGO (2013)
Primary teaching assistant to master drummer, Dr. Peter Erskine, at USC from 2015-2019.