Musician and Educator

Brian Mulholland is an adjunct assistant professor of jazz bass and music business at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He toured nationally with jazz artist Maynard Ferguson, performing on Ferguson's final album, The One and Only, and the Maynard Ferguson Tribute DVD. Mr. Mulholland’s album Deco (2005) was featured as part of the “Maynard Ferguson Presents” series. As a bassist, he has supported artists of various styles, including Gavin Creel, Jeffry Eckels, Jennifer Holliday, “Blue Lou” Marini, Chip McNeill, Diane Schuur, Lynn Seaton, and Irma Thomas.

Mr. Mulholland has taught in clinics and workshops at high schools and colleges, including Amarillo College, St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia, Canada), and the University of North Texas (UNT), as well as presented and performed at IAJE (1999) and ISB (2005, 2009) conferences. Since 2007, he has taught courses at UTA, including jazz history, film music appreciation, improvisation, and jazz combos. Mr. Mulholland holds degrees from the University of South Carolina (B.M.) and UNT (M.M.).
  1. 2007-Present
    Adjunct Professor - The University of Texas at Arlington
    Courses Taught: Graduate Music History Selected Topics: Jazz History, Jazz Perspectives, Appreciation of Music in Film, Music Business, Jazz History, Advanced Jazz Improvisation, Small Jazz Combo, Vocal Jazz Combo, and Jazz Bass Applied Lessons
  2. 2005-2006
    Bassist - Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau
    - Recorded album and toured the United States - Performed at Blues Alley, Washington, D.C.; Finale Jazz Club, Clayton, MO; Blue Note, New York City, NY; Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA; Dowe's on 9th, Pittsburgh, PA; Sculler’s Jazz Club, Boston, MA
  1. 2005
    M.M. (Jazz Studies) - The University of North Texas
    Related Field: Musicology Teacher: Lynn Seaton
  2. 2001
    B.M. (Jazz Studies) - The University of South Carolina
    Magna Cum Laude Teachers: Bert Ligon and Jim Mings