BRIAN MULHOLLAND is an adjunct instructor of jazz bass and music business at the University of Texas at Arlington. While at UTA, he has taught jazz history, music appreciation, jazz combos, advanced improvisation, and music business.
As a bassist, he toured with Maynard Ferguson. Mr. Mulholland’s debut album, Deco (2005), was featured in the Maynard Ferguson Presents Series. His recorded performance highlights include Ferguson’s Grammy®-nominated* studio album, The One and Only (2007), and the Maynard Ferguson Tribute memorial concert DVD (2007). He performed in the finals of the 7th Bucharest International Jazz Competition with the Dan Cavanagh Trio, as well as with the UTA Jazz Faculty at the Honolulu Theater in Hawai’i and the Josef-Winckler-Zentrum in Rheine, Germany.
He has been a clinician in the U.S., Canada, and Germany, judged jazz ensemble festivals, and performed at International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) and International Society of Bassists (ISB) conferences.
Mr. Mulholland holds degrees from the University of South Carolina (B.M., magna cum laude) and the University of North Texas (M.M.) in jazz studies.
* 2007, Best Instrumental Arrangement: “Besame Mucho,” arranged by Steve Wiest. GRAMMY is a registered trademark of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc.