Brandon Cordoba is a Los Angeles based pianist, producer, and composer. Growing up, he was surrounded with a lot of music, whether it was watching his grandfather play the guitar, his mother singing in the church choir, or family listening to R&B, Hip-Hop, Funk, Pop, Soul, Reggae, Salsa, Gospel, and Jazz. Self-taught, he started playing piano around the age of 12, and started venturing into producing right around the same time. After high school, he attended CSU Pomona, where he double majored and received a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Marketing Management, as well as a Minor in Music. He continued to study further at USC, and received his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the USC Thornton School of Music. He has been able to study piano, improvisation, composition, and arranging with musicians Russell Ferrante, Alan Pasqua, Otmaro Ruiz, Arturo O’Farrill, Steve Kuhn and Bob Mintzer.
Over the last few years, Brandon has released a few projects of his own. His first solo album “Vivid” was released in 2011, followed by “Trek”, “Fifteen”, “Black Diamonds”, “The Christmas Groove” (with Brandon “Beatnet” Stewart), and “Grasp” (with his group Ultra5ound). His group Katalyst, a 10-piece band, which he is one of the keyboardists for, is currently working on their debut project.
He has been graced with the opportunity to work with artists such as TQ, Munyungo Jackson, Keyshia Cole, Dr. Ron McCurdy, Bernard Purdie, Brooke Valentine, Dion Jenkins, Karen Briggs, Jaz Sawyer, SiR, Ill Camille, Mark De Clive Lowe, Washington Rucker, TJ Wilkins, Iman Omari, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Ultra5ound, Katalyst and many others.
He has recently been performing locally around Los Angeles, and across the United States, playing with numerous ensembles and artists of an array of genres. He has also been working on production for several projects, both solo and with some of his favorite artists, anticipated to be released in the near future.