Brian Quinn: Bass

Brian Quinn was born and raised in the small town of Athens, Ohio. He began playing piano at the age of six, but found his calling when he took up the bass at the age of fourteen.

After high school, Brian attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship, where he studied with world-class musicians such as Kenwood Dennard, Livingston Taylor, and Matthew Garrison. At Berklee Brian had the experience of performing with guest artists such as Victor Wooten and George Porter Jr. (of the Meters). Brian finished college early, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Over the past 13 years, Brian has been working as a professional bass player and freelance music instructor in Chicago; playing, touring, and recording with a variety of artists and projects. Brian has played with Mississippi Heat since 2011.

Brian Quinn Mississippi Heatphoto: Dianne Bruce Dunklau