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Brian Ascenzo is a 40+ year veteran of the entertainment business
during which time he has cut a wide path across the industry.
Bolstered by the encouragement of his paternal aunt,
Gilda Maiken (Anderson) of the legendary Skylarks vocal group,
Brian developed a truly eclectic skillset, both creatively and technically.
As a musician, he has composed, arranged and performed many styles of
music, from classical to jazz to rock and techno (even the odd pit orchestra).
An old school musician, Brian plays guitar, (all styles) bass,
mandolin, keyboards and also sings.


As an audio engineer, Producer, and videographer,
Brian has worked with hundreds of clients over the years,
producing and /or engineering and mixing a variety of
albums, singles, demos and videos in a wide range of musical styles
and on all major recording and editing formats.
A Pro Tools user since 1994, Certified V.11,
Brian's experience includes teaching the Synclavier
at Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts,
and midi-based sequencing/recording since it's inception in the 1980s,
as well as 'score-to-picture' and 'sync to tape'.
Video editing experience includes Media100, Final Cut Pro and Avid Media composer.


Some of Brian's musical credits include;

Recent Audio/Music Credits

Todd Hunter - “LA to Rio” (featuring Dionne Warwick)
mix engineer (release pending)

Los Blancos - “Serious Business” Trapline Productions
recording and mixing engineer

Cousin B - “You See Them Everyday” Cousin B Songs
artist, producer, recording and mixing engineer, composer, arranger, performer

David Vidal - “Crow” Aspenotes Publishing
producer, recording and mixing engineer, arranger, performer

Becky Lynne - “Penny Matches” Trapline productions
recording and mixing engineer

Doyle Dykes - “Christmas With Doyle Dykes’ Howling Wolf Records
recording engineer

Ron Schaffer - “Songwriter Collections I & II” Calligraphy Rebels Publishing
producer, recording and mixing engineer, arranger, performer

Other Music and Audio Clients Include;
Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Preston Sturges Jr. & R.C Matheson,
Pat Travers, The Drifters, The Marvelettes
numerous artist releases and demos from 1980 - present

Recent Videos

Anedra ‘Women of the World’
producer, arranger, engineer, instrumental performer, camera, video edit

David Vidal - “Crow” - “Inspiration”
camera, operator, editor

David Vidal - “Crow” - “Dalton Gang”
camera, operator, editor

Cousin B - “You See Them Everyday” - “Waves of White Stallions”
camera, operator, editor

Ron Schaffer - “Songwriter’s Collection II” - “French and Minnie”

Aspen Pittman Designs - all videos
producer. camera operator, editor

Other Video Credits

'Hard Wired' (independent) sound design, score, mix
'Search for the Maya' (PBS) sound design, score, mix
'Gothic Angel' (independent) sound design, mix
'The Storm' (independent) sound design, score, mix

Corporate clients include Chrysler, Suzuki, KC Aviation, McDonalds
Numerous music videos and industrial films

Other Music Credits

40+ years Live performance, guitar, bass, keyboards, mandolin, vocals, all styles
Pit orchestra performances including 'Showboat', 'Annie', 'Godspell', 'Hair', and 'Jesus Christ Superstar'


A 4 volume original music library
and Brian's large catalog of songs
are available for licensing,
as well as commissioned
compositions or arrangements


Browse through Brian's Songlist


watch CousinBTV on youtube



Listen to or buy Brian's music

And visit Brian / Cousin B on Facebook




 Ray Charles- 'I met a Genius Once'                   ray

Brian remembers his brief time with a legend

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