Brian currently resides with his wife and son in Roanoke, VA as a working musician and is professor of guitar instruction at Lynchburg College.
Raised in a musical family in Little Rock, AR, Mesko began piano lessons at age 8 and switched to guitar at age 10. He continued formal lessons through high school, at which time he studied Jazz Theory & Ensemble for college credit under Michael Carenbauer (who studied under Pat Metheny at Berklee) at the University of AR Little Rock. During junior high Brian learned drums and bass, and has continued developing them professionally along side the guitar.
While completing a bachelor’s degree in Recording Industry at Middle TN State University, Mesko lived in the Nashville area from 1997 – 2005 and played with such international jazz greats as Les McCann, Tony Monaco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Jorgensen and Jeff Coffin. He also worked with Roland Gresham, Sam Brooker, Greg Bryant, Chris West, Moe Denham, Nioshi Jackson, Charles Treadway and many more.
After moving to central Virginia in 2005, Brian has been privileged to work with such jazz artists as Robert Jospe, Butch Taylor, Dane Alderson, John D’earth, Bobby Read, Charles Owens, Jonah Kane-West, The Rootdowns, The Nicholson Brothers, Liz Barnes, any many more. He has also shared the stage with blues legends Bob Margolin, Mud Morganfield Jr., Big Bill Morganfield Jr., as well as Wayne Newton, Michael Allman, Groove Collective and the DJ Williams Projekt.
Brian thanks his family, friends and mentors for all of their love and support!
Currently a member of :
THE DANKTET – jazz/ fusion trio
BRIAN MESKO TRIO – funk/ jazz trio
ROBERT JOSPE EXPRESS – jazz/ fusion quartet
MELISSA & THE GROWLERS – funk/ soul/ blues, 5 – 8 piece
THE NICHOLSON BROTHERS – blues/ rock/ r & b, 4 – 5 piece
THE MESKOS ELECTRIC REVIEW – blues/ rock/ jazz duo
TERRY BROWN & BRIAN MESKO – soul/jazz (duo)
THE SNAKES – original alt/rock quartet
LENNY MARCUS – jazz, 3 – 4 piece