VIC FIRTH ARTIST
BRIAN KILGORE

In Brian Kilgore's diverse studio career he has played on over 400 albums, including popular music with Cold Play, Live, Shelby Lynne, Celeste Prince, Whitney Houston, Starship, Linda Rondstadt, Ricky Martin, Jody Watley, Robbie Nevil, Aerosmith, and Concrete Blonde, Afro-Cuban salsa with Clare Fischer and Francisco Aguabella, straight ahead jazz with Terry Trotter, Bill Watrous, Bill Cunliffe, and Bob Florence, jazz fusion with Kirk Whalum, Everette Harp, Dave Koz, Grant Geissman, and Warren Hill, and rap with NWA and Dr. Dre. His numerous TV/film credits include Pollock, A Bug's Life, Mighty Joe Young, A Perfect Storm, The Hulk, Spiderman II, The Bourne Supremacy, Troy, Van Helsing, I Robot, The Polar Express, Team America, Robots, Skeleton Key, and dozens more.

He has also performed live with Barbra Streisand, Teena Marie, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and many more.

Brian received his Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Northridge in 1984, where he subsequently served on the faculty from 1992-1998. His ability to cover all aspects of percussion, from Afro-Cuban rhythms to orchestral percussion, to the extensive use of electronics and exotic sound effects, has made him a valuable player on the Los Angeles studio scene.

Check out some of Brian's Credits!
Movies: Night At the Museum, Charlotte’s Web, Blood Diamond, The Bridge to Terabithia, Fred Claus, Superman Returns, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Payback (Director’s cut DVD), Stripes, Little Man, You, Me and Dupree, Ice Age II short-Crazy for Nuts, The Martian Child, The Nativity Story, Next, Chicago 10

TV: Family Guy (weekly), American Dad (weekly), The Path to 9/11, One Life to Live, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Jingles: Staples, Land Rover, Coca Cola, Kashi, Visa, Mitsubishi (several percussion features-written by Stewart Copeland), Nissan, Pathfinder, Hewlett Packard, NBA, ESPN, Verizon, Mountain Dew (with Stewart Copeland), Target, Xbox, Microsoft, Crème Savers, Gatorade, NCAA

Live: Live Concert DVD with The Goo Goo Dolls, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with Santana, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with Kenny Loggins, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with Mariza, Jeff Beal’s score to the movie Pollack

Misc: Recorded intro to Faith Hill/ Tim McGraw live tour, Disney Theme Parks (recorded music for various live shows)

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT:

 Video Interview
  Check out our backstage interview with Brian!


Brian's using:
Alex Acuña Conquistador - clear (SAAC)
Alex Acuña's timbale sticks are designed to provide optimum response on timbales and cymbals. In hickory.
L = 16" | Dia. = .440"
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American Classic® eStick
A one of a kind stick designed specifically for today's electronic drums. Long taper also provides a great touch and sound on acoustic drums and cymbals.
L = 16 1/2" | Dia. = .563
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Ensemble Series Keyboard
Medium soft. Produces a warm‚ full-bodied sound with excellent clarity for the lower two-thirds register.
L = 15 3/4" | Latex thickness = 1/8"
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Signature Vibraphone - Gary Burton
Yarn wound heads and rattan handles accommodate Gary's requirements on vibraphone.
L = 15 1/2"
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