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In Brian Kilgore's diverse studio career he has played on over 400 albums, including popular music with Cold Play, Live, Shelby Lynne, Celeste Prince, Whitney Houston, Starship, Linda Rondstadt, Ricky Martin, Jody Watley, Robbie Nevil, Aerosmith, and Concrete Blonde, Afro-Cuban salsa with Clare Fischer and Francisco Aguabella, straight ahead jazz with Terry Trotter, Bill Watrous, Bill Cunliffe, and Bob Florence, jazz fusion with Kirk Whalum, Everette Harp, Dave Koz, Grant Geissman, and Warren Hill, and rap with NWA and Dr. Dre. His numerous TV/film credits include Pollock, A Bug's Life, Mighty Joe Young, A Perfect Storm, The Hulk, Spiderman II, The Bourne Supremacy, Troy, Van Helsing, I Robot, The Polar Express, Team America, Robots, Skeleton Key, and dozens more.

He has also performed live with Barbra Streisand, Teena Marie, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and many more.

Brian received his Bachelor of Music degree from California State University, Northridge in 1984, where he subsequently served on the faculty from 1992-1998. His ability to cover all aspects of percussion, from Afro-Cuban rhythms to orchestral percussion, to the extensive use of electronics and exotic sound effects, has made him a valuable player on the Los Angeles studio scene.

Check out some of Brian's Credits!
Movies:
Night At the Museum, Charlotte's Web, Blood Diamond, The Bridge to Terabithia, Fred Claus, Superman Returns, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Payback (Director's cut DVD), Stripes, Little Man, You, Me and Dupree, Ice Age II short-Crazy for Nuts, The Martian Child, The Nativity Story, Next, Chicago 10.

TV:
Family Guy (weekly), American Dad (weekly), The Path to 9/11, One Life to Live, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Jingles:
Staples, Land Rover, Coca Cola, Kashi, Visa, Mitsubishi (several percussion features-written by Stewart Copeland), Nissan, Pathfinder, Hewlett Packard, NBA, ESPN, Verizon, Mountain Dew (with Stewart Copeland), Target, Xbox, Microsoft, Creme Savers, Gatorade, NCAA

Live:
Live Concert DVD with The Goo Goo Dolls, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with Santana, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with Kenny Loggins, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with Mariza, Jeff Beal’s score to the movie Pollack

Misc:
Recorded intro to Faith Hill/ Tim McGraw live tour, Disney Theme Parks (recorded music for various live shows)

 

2012     Battleship [Original Score]     Steve Jablonsky     Percussion
2012     Ted [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Walter Murphy     Percussion
2011     Happy Feet Two [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Powell     Latin Percussion
2010     Music from Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore         Percussion
2010     The Town     Harry Gregson-Williams     Percussion
2010     Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [Original Video Game Soundtrack]     Greg Edmonson     Percussion
2009     Watchmen [Original Motion Picture Score]     Tyler Bates     Percussion
2009     X-Men Origins: Wolverine [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Percussion
2009     Year One [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Theodore Shapiro     Percussion
2008     Appaloosa [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Jeff Beal     Percussion
2008     Hancock [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Powell     Percussion
2008     Nights in Rodanthe [Original Motion Picture Score]     Jeanine Tesori     Percussion
2008     Sex and the City: Original Motion Picture Score     Aaron Zigman     Percussion
2008     Tropic Thunder [Original Motion Picture Score]     Theodore Shapiro     Drums
2008     WALL-E [Original Score]     Thomas Newman     Percussion
2007     Bridge to Terabithia         Percussion
2007     Hairspray [2007 Original Soundtrack]         Percussion
2007     Transformers: The Score [Original Motion Picture Score]     Steve Jablonsky     Percussion
2006     Blood Diamond [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Newton Howard     Soloist
2005     Elektra [Original Motion Picture Score]     Christophe Beck     Percussion
2005     Robots [Original Score]     John Powell     Percussion
2005     The Interpreter [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Newton Howard     Percussion
2005     The Legend of Zorro [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Percussion
2005     The Skeleton Key [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Percussion
2004     Day After Tomorrow     Harald Kloser     Percussion
2004     Flight of the Phoenix [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Marco Beltrami     Percussion
2004     The Bourne Supremacy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Powell     Percussion
2003     Jeepers Creepers 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Percussion
2003     The Missing [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Ethnic Percussion
2003     Timeline [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Brian Tyler     Percussion
2002     Black Hawk Down [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Hans Zimmer     Percussion
2002     XXX [Original Motion Picture Score]     Randy Edelman     Percussion
2001     The Mummy Returns (Soundtrack)     Alan Silvestri     Percussion
1998     Mighty Joe Young [Original Soundtrack]     James Horner     Percussion

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