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Brian Collingsworth

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2005-Present Touring guitarist with Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey
2015-Present 145th Edition-’Circus Extreme’
2013-2014 143rd Edition ‘Built to Amaze’
2011-2012 141st Edition ‘Fully Charged’
2009-2010 139th Edition ‘Zing Zang Zoom’
2007-2008 137th Edition ‘Bellobration’
2005-2006 135th Edition ‘Circus Fit’
During 12 seasons with Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey I have performed between 450 and 500 shows per year in arenas all across the country including Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as well as the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. In addition to playing guitar in the show band, for several years I was a part of two different clown sketches, one from the bandstand and one posing as an audience member on the arena floor. I have also been involved in sound recordings and arranging.
1998-2005 Freelance Guitarist and Guitar Instructor Los Angeles, CA
Before Joining RBBB I played in and around Los Angeles with a variety of small jazz combos and original rock bands in addition to teaching private guitar lessons. I also have experience with Latin styles, funk and country.
2014-Present University of New Orleans Jazz Studies
2003 Los Angeles City College Studio Big Band
1996-1998 Musician’s Institute Los Angeles, CA Graduated 2 year Commercial Music Certificate
Ongoing Private Instruction all over the US

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