Brian Donohoe

Saxes, Keyboards, Woodwinds

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My experience working with Grammy-winning producers like Adrian Quesada (Black Pumas/Grupo Fantasma), Michael League (Snarky Puppy/David Crosby), and Jacob Sciba (Gary Clark Jr./Gov't Mule) has led to my obsession with dialing in the perfect vibe for a song. Saxes, winds, and keys can be foundational to a recording or the magic sparkle on top.

Your piece might need an energetic tenor solo -- like Wayne Shorter with Joni Mitchell, Branford Marsalis with Sting, Michael Brecker with Paul Simon. Maybe it needs a stacked section along the lines of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, or Fela Kuti. A pad of flutes and clarinets, like Bon Iver. Wurlitzer like Donny Hathaway, or lush synth pads like Brian Eno, or Rhodes like Donald Fagen, or a combination of all of the above.

I can create as much or as little of the arrangement as you need, and I'll work with you to dial in exactly what you need over two free revisions that are included in my pricing. If you have written sheet music, I can use it to track precisely the arrangement you've worked so hard on. If you have a demo and verbalized descriptions of your goal, I can make that happen too. I prioritize clear, cordial, and productive communication so I can come to understand what you need as thoroughly and intuitively as possible.

Working with fellow creators is a wonderful occupation that I don't take for granted. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions. Let's make some music happen!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

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12 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Bill H.
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    Awesome player with great energy and approaches!

    Brian laid town a selection of groovin' solo tracks for my project. Excellent sound quality, content, execution and approaches.

    Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Chris W.
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    Brian is a total pro and a pleasure to work with!

  3. Review by Bill H.
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    Brian did an amazing job providing a smoldering energetic sax solo for my original tune Great recording quality, content and quick delivery. I am super impressed with his professionalism and can’t say enough about his ability to provide a relevant high quality product!

    Highly recommended!!!

  4. Review by Marcelo Quinonez
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    Awesome perfromances by Brian for my track. Stems were awesome, clean and sounded great as well. I definitely will be working with him again!

  5. Review by Rudy K.
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    Brian is a stellar saxophone player and really helped take my song to the next level. Always a pleasure working with him. Thanks again!

  6. Review by Owen D.
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    Another excellent sax/woodwind job on two tracks, thanks Brian!

  7. Review by Rudy K.
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    Work with Brian was great. He's a talented sax player, and made sure the final recordings were exactly what I was looking for. Will definitely be working with him again in the future!

  8. Review by Owen D.
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    Great experience working with Brian, he got the parts by ear very quickly and went over and above what I'd initially asked for by providing a few extra improvisations where he felt they would work, which they did very well. He was very open to a revision that I requested and again provided this very quickly.

  9. Review by Joren M.
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    Perfect work!

  10. Review by Andrew D.
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    Great communication. Excellent playing. Instinctively knew exactly what the songs needed. Pleasure to work with you. Thanks again! Andrew

  11. Review by Zoa W.
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    Brian was excellent in every respect (thoughtful communication, fast delivery, great recordings, etc.) and his tracks and creative ideas were exactly what we needed for our project. It was a great pleasure to work with him and we couldn’t have asked for more!

  12. Review by Jordan Perlson
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    Brian is one of the most talented, skilled and knowledgable musicians I know. Sax, keys, arranging, electronics, you name it. You'd be hard pressed to find someone as good as he is at all of his specialties, let alone someone who can do them all at his level. Do not pass go, click 'Contact.'

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Progger: Transit

I was the composer, saxophonist, and keyboardist in this production

Terms Of Service

Pricing will include up to two revisions, after which a fee of $50/hour for further revisions will apply. Payment for all services will be required within seven days of completion.

GenresSounds Like
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Sting
  • Bon Iver
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  • RME
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