Brian Mugenyi (Uganda)

Brian Mugenyi is an accomplished young musician, composer, singer/songwriter who has been reviewed as “Africa’s finest Saxophonist”. He played his first instrument (piano) at the age of 8. For his tertiary education he dedicated five years to perfecting his lifetime passion and talent in music studying at the Africa Institute of Music, where he trained through a series of music related course units majoring in classical piano, minoring in saxophone which he finalized with an exchange study program in Korea. He has travelled across oceans sharing his God given abilities on various huge and small platforms. For 2015 Alone he has been Hosted as one of the Acts at the Zanzibar international film Festival doing two acts, One at the Difficult Dialogue Small Ampi Theater and then at the main stage in Mambo Club, He is officially the Only Ugandan Act that was selected for the 2015 Jahazi Festival, he is one of the Key acts at the Karibu Music Festival in Bagamoyo, he was the Guest act of the Unstuck Conference in Nairobi and had his first tour of the Zambian market. Brian Mugenyi for years worked with Uganda’s leading bands Qwela and Code 9 until he decided to go solo in 2012. He has worked and shared stages with numerous artistes and musicians in their own rights across a diversity of genres of Pop, RnB, Afro-Soul, Hip hop, Jazz… etc, with the likes of Richard Bona when he was a guest Act during the prestigious Safaricom Jazz festival in Nairobi(2014), Phil Denny during Jazz under the stars (2013), a jam session at Red monkey Jambiani with Blitz Ambassador (2015), Juliana Kanyomozi, Damian Soul, Bebe Cool, and Zimbawbwe’s Alexio Kawara among many others. He is currently writing the movie scrolls for a Belgium film maker Kjell Clarysse for his feature film Papi. He released his first Album Tilted Take Time in 2013 and now has released a Brand new 2nd album titled “Dawn” this year 2015, on which he has created from a variety of styles ranging from the 80’s funk and soul to the latest electronic dance music and Neo-soul, and also collaborated with some of the top East African Artistes.

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