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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.

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Song List Highlights

A House Is Not a Home
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Autumn Leaves
Back at the Chicken Shack
Big Boss Man
Black Jack
Brick House
Chameleon
Cleo's Back
Close the Door
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
Dock of the Bay
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Don't Make Your Move Too Soon
Down Home Blues
Europa
Feel Like Making Love
For the Love of You
Friends and Strangers
Funky Mama
Further on Up the Road
Georgia on My Mind
Girl from Ipanema
Hello Like Before
Hey Pocky Way
If Loving You Is Wrong
In a Sentimental Mood
Isn't She Lovely
Jungle Boss
Just My Imagination
Just the Way You Are
Knock on Wood
Let the Good Times Roll
Let's Stay Together
Love and Happiness
Lovely Day
Memphis Monday Morning
Mercy Mercy
Midnight Hour
Misty
Mr. Magic
Mustang Sally
My Funny Valentine
My Girl
Part Time Lover
People Make the World Go 'Round
Ribbon in the Sky
Rock Me Baby
When the Saints Go Marching In
Shadow of Your Smile
Shotgun
Sissy Strut
Song for My Father
Soul Serenade
St. Thomas
Stormy Monday
Sugar
Summertime
Sunny
Sunny Side of the Street
Sweet Home Chicago
The Thrill Is Gone
Use Me
Watermelon Man
Way Back Home
What a Wonderful World
What You Won't Do for Love
What's Going On
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
You Got Me Running
You Send Me
You're Going to Miss My Loving

and many more!