Cornetist/composer Bryan McCune, originally from Nebraska, has performed in groups from Lincoln, Omaha, the Washington-Baltimore area, and North Carolina’s Research Triangle. He’s also composed and performed scores for modern dance works performed at Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.’s Dance Place, and venues in Maryland, Virginia, Raleigh and Durham.
Bryan is a long-time explorer of electronically modified brass sounds; while never (well, almost never) abandoning the natural tones of the cornet, an ever-evolving effects rig is part of his sonic signature. He is at home playing hotel-lounge jazz, no-holds-barred-avant-garde, and everything in between; his compositions and recordings draw from a wide range of influences, including jazz, Latin, rock, folk, western, eastern, and beyond.
Bryan is also a member of FLOY DOY, Children of the Horn, and the Pagan Hellcats, and has collaborated with many other musicians. By day, he is a pathologist based in Research Triangle Park, with past appointments at UNC, NIH, and Johns Hopkins College of Medicine.