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Brian Dring – Subliminal Criminal

Moving to Connecticut USA at 23, Montreal native Brian Dring played with a variety of bands and studied with smooth jazz pianist Chris Geith who was living in CT at that time. “Studying with Chris inspired me to write songs in the jazz vein, but adding my own experience of playing not only with jazz groups but also R&B, salsa, and reggae bands.”

Subliminal Criminal is his new album featuring touches of Latin jazz, smooth jazz, reggae and acid jazz. “I always keep Montreal in my heart me because I was exposed to a lot of different styles there,” he says. It was at this time that he met the vocalists who would contribute their considerable talents to the vocal tracks on this album.

Get the album on CDBaby.


Brian Dring – The Jazz Life

The Jazz LifeOriginally from Montreal, keyboardist Brian Dring spent his formative years absorbing that city’s unique jazz and world-music flavor. He made his debut performance on the stage of the now-defunct Rising Sun Bar (Soleil Levant) owned by André ‘Doudou’ Boicel who later started what would become the Montreal Jazz Festival. Moving to Connecticut, Brian has been playing R&B and jazz dates for over 20 years, currently with “Take Four.”

The Jazz Life” contains 15 jazz compositions with ambient, smooth jazz, Latin, and acid jazz influences. All songs written and performed by the artist except “Viaje Inaugural,” a salsa arrangement of the Herbie Hancock tune “Maiden Voyage.”  Featured on the title track “The Jazz Life” is vocalist Ron Donovan.

Brian’s musical inspiration comes from such pianists as Herbie Hancock and Joe Sample as well as a myriad of Latin and world music artists. The Jazz Life pulses at CDBaby.