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BRIAN TARQUIN


MULTI EMMY AWARD WINNING GUITARIST/COMPOSER

Multi Emmy Award winning Brian Tarquin is an established top rate composer/guitarist. He has won 3 Emmy's for “Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series” and has been nominated for an Emmy 6 times. In 2016, Tarquin’s release Guitars For Wounded Warriors was nominated for Best Album by the Independent Music Awards, which showcases Tarquin’s guitar prowess along side such world-class shredders as, Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Gun n Roses), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth) and Chuck Loeb (FourPlay). In 2006 SESAC honored him with the Network Television Performance Award. Tarquin has graced the Top Billboard Charts with such commercial releases as: This is Acid Jazz, Vol. 2, Sweet Emotions, and Bossa Brava: Caliente on Instinct Records, followed by several solo jazz albums, which charted Top 10 at Smooth Jazz Radio. Brian has appeared on 36 releases, selling over 140,000 records in his career.

In 2017 Tarquin composed, produced and performed on Orlando In Heaven, a special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for the Pulse victims in Orlando. The album showcases Tarquin's guitar prowess on every song along side such world-class players as guitar icon Larry Coryell, vocalist Phil Naro (Talas, Julian Lennon), Grammy jazz guitarist Mike Stern, fretless bass extraordinaire Tony Franklin (Jimmy Page), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Will Ray (The Hellecasters), jazz keyboardist Bobby Baldwin & Grammy nominee Denny Jiosa. The album features exclusively released tracks inspired by victims of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Partial Proceeds donated to Catholic Charities of Central Florida. They provide case management and supportive services for victims and family members of the Pulse shooting in Orlando.

Brian has an extensive analog/digital studio called Jungle Room Studios in Florida featuring a classic 1980’s Trident 24 British recording console, Otari MTR 90 2-inch tape machine, Otari RADAR II digital multi-track recorder, Pro Tools, Logic, Final Cut, Sony 5003 2 track 1/2" mix down and many pieces of classic outboard gear like the Neve Compressor 33609, Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Buss Processor, Neve 1074, Chandler ltd Germanium Compressor, Purple Audio MC-77 Limiter and host of other gear including an array of microphones, guitars, amplifiers and plug-ins. Jungle Room Studios has been featured in Mix Magazine, Pro Audio News, Electronic Musician and EQ magazines. In his studio Brian has recorded/produced such guitar greats as Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Billy Sheehan, Steve Morse, Leslie West, Frank Gambale and bass virtuosos Randy Coven & Tony Franklin.

In 2006, Tarquin opened his own boutique record label called BHP MUSIC/GUITAR TRAX, specializing in instrumental guitar music. The label releases the Guitar Master Series featuring guitar legends: Jeff Beck, BB King, Santana, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, Zakk Wylde, Stanley Clarke, Billy Sheehan to name a few. The releases, which were composed, compiled and produced by Tarquin, received rave reviews from Guitar Player, Guitar World and Vintage Guitar Magazines. Tarquin also produced and engineered bassist Randy Coven’s last record, Nu Groove featuring Leslie West in 2010. And if that’s not enough Tarquin has a radio show called Guitar Trax on WFIT 89.5FM on the Florida Space Coast. He hosts in depth interviews with world-renowned guitarists monthly. The show can also be heard on https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/brian-tarquins-guitar-trax/id1015196859?mt=2

Some of his other accomplishments include, custom-composing music for 24, 20/20, CSI, Pawn Stars, Cajun Pawn, Extra, TMZ, ABC’s All My Children, Alias, MTV (Road Rules Themes) and films, The Watcher and Chill Factor, (see below credits). For many years, he has composed/produced over 25 CDs for such music production companies as First Com, Sonoton, Megatrax, One Music and Zomba Music. In fact, Brian composed and produced the successful Megatrax series, Megabeats.

Tarquin is also an award-winning Author of the following published books.

• Survival Guide For Music Composers (2017-Hal Leonard)

• Guitar Amplifier Encyclopedia (2016-Allworth Press)

• Stomp On This: The Guitar Pedal Effects Guidebook (Cengage Publishing) - 2015 USA Best Book Winner Award in Performing Arts

• Insiders Guide to Home Recording (Allworth Press) - 2015 USA Best Book Winner Award in Performing Arts

• Guitar Encyclopedia (Allworth Press) - 2014 USA Best Book Winner Award in Performing Arts

• Insiders Guide To Music Licensing (Allworth Press) - 2014 USA Best Book Finalist Award in Business

• Recording Techniques of the Guitar Masters (2012-Cengage Publishing) featuring interviews with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Zakk Wylde, Ted Nugent, Billy Sheehan, Larry Carlton, Stanley Clarke, Steve Morse and Jeff Beck—a total of 30 outstanding players in all.

Media Quotes:
“Tarquin crafted cinematic soundscapes that opened things up for the guitars to be much more than just solo instruments.” Guitar
Player Magazine

"...while Brian can play with speed of Steve Vai, he can play with the kind of grace and melody someone like Jeff Beck is known for."
Tape Op Magazine

"He's a very good guitarist-The Godfather of Fusion gives him an A+!" Larry Coryell

"A supreme maestro of the Gold Top and Marshall Stack, Brian Tarquin is one of the most ridiculously gifted and flawlessly talented
guitarists on the scene today. Hal Lindes (Dire Straits)

“The world’s greatest shredders doing what they do best—melting faces and taking numbers! Top notch.”
Guitar World Magazine



TV FILM CREDITS

20/20
A Good Day To Die
Burn Notice
Crossroads
E! News
Godzilla
Gold Fever
Gravity
Eyes Wide Shut
High Tops
House Hunters
Jackie Chan’s First Strike
Love Prison
Man of Steel
Natural Born Killers
Parking Wars
Prime Time: What Would You Do?
Power Lunch
Saturday Night Live
The Break-Up
The Lego Movie
UFO Files
We’re The Millers
West Side Story
Charmed
Cheers
CSI – New York & Miami
Dr. Phil
Eyewitness News 4
Daybreak
Extra
Football Sunday
Frasier
Friends
General Hospital
Geraldo at Large
Girlfriends
Ghost Whisper
Good Morning America
Judge Judy
Just Shoot Me
Inside Edition
Jeopardy!
Jimmy Kimmel Live
  Oprah Winfrey
The Watcher
Montel Williams
My Wife and Kids
Nightline
NUMB3RS
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Seinfeld
Sex in the City
Showtime at the Apollo
Smallville
South Park
The Bold and the Beautiful
The Insider
The Nanny
The Parkers
The Simpsons
The Tyra Banks Show
The Young and the Restless
Today
Up to the Minute
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Without a Trace
24
Jeff Corwin Unleashed
Little Einstein’s
MSNBC Reports
The Apprentice
60 Minutes
The Chris Matthews Show
All My Children
A Current Affair
Access Hollywood
Alias
King of the Hill
Late Show with David
Lilo & Stitch
Malcolm in the Middle
Maury
Chill Factor (Film)
First 20 Million (Film)
The Sender (Film)
MTV’s “Making the Video”
MTV’s “The Real World”

Discography

ALBUMS:  
Orlando in Heaven
Guitars For Wounded Warriors
Smooth Jazz Cafe
Brian Tarquin Collection
Jeff Beck Salute “El Becko 
Fretworx                                                                           
Bob Marley Remixed                
Junglization (Asphalt Jungle)                                     
Enjoy This Trip (Asphalt Jungle                               
Electro Ave (Asphalt Jungle)   
High Life                                  
Soft Touch                               
Last Kiss Goodbye                  
Ghost Dance                                   
Guitar Masters Vol. 3 & 4: Les Paul Dedication
Jeff Beck Salute “El Becko”           
Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute “Lenny”           
Eric Clapton Salute “I Feel Free”
Guitar Masters Vol. 2
Get the Led Out! Led Zeppelin Salute
Guitar Masters, Vol. 1
This is Smooth Jazz: The Box Set
This is Seymour Duncan: United by Tone,
This is Smooth Jazz: Love Bossa Style
Pacific Coast Highway
Smooth Jazz Radio Hits, Vol.2
Smooth Jazz Radio Hits, Vol.1
This is Smooth Jazz
The Best of Smooth Jazz
The Best of Smooth Jazz Blues
Bossa Brava: Caliente
Sweet Emotions: Smooth Jazz Romance
Welcome to the Jazz Café
Smooth Moods
Sweet Emotions
The Best of Acid Jazz Vol. 2

PRODUCTION MUSIC LIBRARIES:
Fast & Furious
Trailerama
Rocktronica
Megabeats Vol. 5
Hollywood Buzz                                                         
Downtempo Drama                                                     
Megabeats Vol. 1 -4                                   
Jazz Nova                                
The Solo Sets: Guitar                
Chemical Soup                                                  
Guitar Studio               
Rap, Rock & House Blendz       
Commercials Non Stop 51 – Current Dance
Leisure and Travel
Guitar Star
ABC-TV Promo Music
Non Vocal Rock
Non Vocal Techno              
                                                                

 

LABELS:
Cleopatra (2017)
Cleopatra (2014)
Cleopatra (2014)
Nu Groove (2009)
Nu Groove (2008)
Nu Groove (2008)
BHP Music, Ltd (2007)
BHP Music, Ltd (2006)
Cleopatra Records (2005)
ROIR (2002)
Instinct Records (2001)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1997)
Jazz Inspiration/MCA (1996)
Jazz Inspiration/MCA (1996)       
BHP Music, Ltd. (2010)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2009)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2009)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2009)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2008)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2008)
BHP Music, Ltd. (2007)
Instinct Records (2000)
Seymour Duncan (2001)
Instinct Records (2000)
Jazz FM Records (2000)
Instinct Records (2000)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1999)
Instinct Records (1998)
Instinct Records (1998)
Instinct Records (1998)
Jazz FM Records (1998)
Instinct Records (1997)


Sontoton (2016)
Music Box (2009)
Manhattan Production (2009)
Megatrax (2009)
Megatrax (2008)
Megatrax (2007)
Megatrax (2003)
Sonoton (2004)
One Music (2001)
One Music (2001)
Big Fish Audio (2001)
Sonoton (2001)
Sonoton (2001)
First Com (2000)
First Com (1999)
5th Floor Music (1998)
Mastersource (1996)
Mastersource (1996)