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What a Wonderful World

Ain't She Sweet

Latin Eyes

Sadie

State of My Heart

A Kiss to Build a Dream On

On the Sunny Side of the Street

About Brian 'Breeze' Cayolle

Saxophonist/clarinet master/singer/songwriter, Brian "Breeze" Cayolle is soulful, strong, and deeply rooted in the jazz, blues, R&B, and rock 'n roll traditions of his native New Orleans and his adopted home of Memphis. His talents have taken him around the world, igniting crowds to standing ovations from the Montreux Jazz Festival to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

After his New Orleans home was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Breeze relocated to Memphis. When he's in town, he can perform as a solo artist or in a duo, a trio, or a full band, and he can handle any style of music with consummate professionalism. He performs with everyone from Deborah Swiney to Irma Thomas, but he's most often seen with musician Bob Sunda and a variety of top female vocalists.

Breeze studied music at the University of New Orleans and honed his craft in the clubs of the Crescent City. He performed with many of New Orleans' finest artists, including Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Allen Toussaint, who made Breeze a fixture in his band. For Toussaint, Breeze played clarinet and both tenor and baritone sax in live concerts and studio sessions.

A glance at Breeze's musical achievements reveals a road map of American music: touring the world with Toussaint and Elvis Costello; opening for Stevie Ray Vaughn, Roy Buchanan, and Leon Russell; playing blues with Gatemouth Brown and Marva Wright; touring with zydeco king C.J. Chenier; appearing in HBO's Treme and the film What's Love Got To Do With It; appearing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien; swinging as a member of Dr. John's horn section; backing an all-star lineup featuring Bonnie Raitt, Ruth Brown, Sam Moore, and Billy Joel at the Newport R&B Festival; jamming with Fats Domino at New Orleans' famed Tipitina's; presenting his original music at the Essence Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; and so much more... He's released three albums: Soul Time, State of My Heart, and The Gentle Breeze. His mastery of saxophone and clarinet are enhanced by his artistry as a songwriter and sultry vocalist.

Call us today and let us tell you how Breeze Cayolle can bring that world-famous New Orleans flavor to your event.

Top Reviews for Brian 'Breeze' Cayolle

"Thank you so much for recommending the Brian 'Breeze' Cayolle Trio. They were so good, and it was exactly what we needed for our party. Plus, they were fun to work with and were not demanding at all! We will use them again!" -- Summer Holbrook, Raymond James

"Breeze Cayolle is a world-class saxophone player." -- Memphis Magazine

"Breeze Cayolle's quartet played for our son's rehearsal dinner, and we wanted just light, easy music for cocktail hour and dinner. They were perfect — very professional and accommodating. Would definitely use them again!" -- Theresa Barnes, Memphis

"Breeze Cayolle's trio was exactly what we needed on the rooftop and in the Skyway Room. During dinner, it was the perfect background sound." -- Rebecca Haden, Univ. of Texas

"Breeze Cayolle was the perfect entertainment for our party. He is a great musician and person. He had so many compliments I quit counting! Thank you for suggesting him to play." -- Diane Newton

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