Brian Earle (Djug Django Gypsy Swing Band)Clarinet, Saxonphone
Brian has been a professional musician since 1967. One of the leading clarinet/sax players in CNY, Brian is in constant demand for performances and recording sessions with many different bands. He has performed on many albums and has done studio work for "Sesame Street", has appeared with Steve Allen, Billy Butterfield and Doc Cheetham, and once loaned a clarinet to Benny Goodman!
...In April, 2003 he performed at Carnegie Hall with Johnny Russo's East Hill Classic Jazz Group. A founding member of the popular swing dance band, the Hot Foot Club, he has performed throughout New York State at swing dances and workshops. With his earlier band, Peggy Haine's Low Down Alligator Jass Band, he appeared four times at the Sacramento Dixieland Jubilee, twice at the Ottawa Jazz Festival, and at numerous venues throughout the Northeast.
...Brian holds music degrees from Oberlin College and Ithaca College. He now divides his time between homes in Ithaca and Costa Rica.