Brian Groder, composer, trumpeter, ensemble leader, educator

Equally fluent on trumpet and flugelhorn, Brian Groder draws on the entire jazz tradition, as well as world music influences, to create compositions critics have called "Music not only for today, but also for tomorrow," and AllAboutJazz hailed as "Music of ceaselessly fascinating possibilities."

"His trio outing Reflexology is a sparse, haunting exploration of hard bop motifs that is simultaneously provocative and endowed with a visceral rhythmic sense." - AllAboutJazz

REFLEXOLOGY

"Do not wait! Get this one because it rings out as one of the best this year!" - Gapplegate Music

FLUID DENSITY

"This provocative yet accessible album enthralls and fascinates."
— All About Jazz

GRODER & GREENE

"This talented ensemble plays music unique unto itself, liberated of any barriers." - Boom 997

TORQUE

"A fine recording that deserves to be heard by as many fans of improvised music as possible." - Jazz Improv NY

ANCESTRAL TONGUES

"Much to offer those who yearn for more ballads, nicely crafted heads, and compelling solo work from all." - Cadence Magazine

INCANTATIONS

Brian Groder, Ron Thomas, Craig Thomas and Newman Taylor Baker

PERIHELION

Brian Groder, Michael Mee, Kevin Kuhn, Vince Fay and Newman Taylor Baker

CONFUSION BLEUE

Nobu Stowe, Ray Sage, Ross Bonadonna, Lee Pembleton, Lisle Ellis, Brian Groder special guest

ANDREA CENTAZZO INVASION ORCHESTRA

Andrea Centazzo Invasion Orchestra, Brian Groder special guest

ICTUS RECORDS 35th ANNIVERSARY

Improvisation music #7, Brian Groder, Lisle Ellis, Nobu Stowe

"Groder speaks jazz as if it were his mother tongue." - ImproJazz, France