Primary Scene: Brooklyn/New York
Brandon Lopez was born and raised in the splendors of northwestern New Jersey and worked extensively as a gravedigger. The Village Voice has dubbed him “The ubiquitous free improv bass ace” and the Chicago Reader says he plays with a “bruising physicality.”
He’s had the pleasure of working with many of the heroes of the left-o-center music world. Here’s a list: Nate Wooley, William Parker, Chris Corsano, Justice Yeldham, Weasel Walter, Peter Evans, Tyshawn Sorey, Gerald Cleaver, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Tony Malaby, Paul Lytton, Mette Rasmussen, Jooklo Duo, Michael Foster, Leila Bordreuil, Jaimie Branch, Joe Morris, Brandon Seabrook, Cactus Truck, John Dykeman, Daniel Carter, and many others.
He’s currently leads a trio dubbed “The Mess”, another one called the Brandon Lopez Trio, works as a soloist and is formerly/currently/latterly writing more and more music. Like many musicians, he attended music school, having spent some years at New England Conservatory.