Brian Settles is a highly sought after saxophonist and composer from Washington, DC. Equally in demand as a sideman and a leader, Brian has dedicated his life to the study and practice of music - first at the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts, The New School University and most recently at Howard University. Settles has performed and recorded with groups led by Gil Scott - Heron, Reggie Workman, Jason Moran, Tomas Fujiwara, Tom Abbs and has played alongside such jazz greats as Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Horn and Milt Hinton.

Riding on the success of his 2011 debut album, Secret Handshake, Settles released his sophomore effort Folk in November, 2013.

"...Brian Settles is intriguing on record and absolutely heart-stopping on the bandstand... known for his versatility, expressiveness, and dizzying imagination." - Michael J. West, Washington City Paper