Brian Yasuhiro Seymour is a multi-woodwind performing and recording artist and composer currently based in the greater Tokyo area of Japan. He has played in various countries including the US, Japan, South Korea, France, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival) and Spain. Originally from Southern California, he began his music career playing the violin at the age of 6. When he was ten, he started playing the alto saxophone and over the following years picked up other members of the woodwind family including other saxophones, clarinets, flutes, oboe, English horn, bassoon, and EWI which would eventually allow him to play for musicals, big bands, cruise ships and studio recordings. He studied saxophone under Jay Mason during his high school years.
After high school in 2010, Brian moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. Some of the teachers he studied under include: Dino Govoni, George Garzone, Barbara LaFitte, Tiger Okoshi, Walter Beasley, and David Santoro. He graduated in 2014 and received two bachelor degrees: one in Jazz Performance and one in Contemporary Writing and Production. He also completed a minor in Video Game Scoring.
In 2014, Brian's original composition, "Mother Earth Suite" was performed by Teros String Quartet at the Valdres Sommersymfoni Festival in Valdres, Norway.
Since the fall of 2015, Brian has been living in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, where he has been active as a performing and recording musician. His woodwinds can be heard on various albums, television commercials, and video games.