"A killer drummer who can play anything."
-The Kats Report, Las Vegas Sun
"With Czach as Musical Director... good jazz taste prevails. "
- Mike Weatherford, Las Vegas Review Journal
The musical path that freelance session and touring drummer Brian Czach (pronounced "Zack") has been on started in New York City, moved west to Las Vegas, and now has settled in Nashville, TN. After a year and a half of touring with country music star Tracy Lawrence in 2021-2022. Brian is currently a member of Mannheim Steamroller which tours annually. Czach has been drumming professionally since he was 11 years old. Born in Schenectady NY, he has experience playing in every imaginable musical setting, from a packed out arena to the swankiest jazz clubs, film & TV scores, artist sessions, tours, dance bands, and live theater, Brian’s musical experience is vastly extensive.
After earning a BA in percussion performance from Ithaca College (’98), Brian moved to New York City in 2001, where he toured internationally and played nearly every major jazz club in the USA (including Birdland & Blue Note) with Tony DeSare and recorded 3 records (Telarc Records). At this time he was also playing shows around the world as a featured soloist with Domenick Allen. Brian also recorded and appeared with Rebecca Pronsky, The West Side Band (Springsteen tribute), and many off-Broadway and cabaret style shows in clubs and small theaters in New York City.
In late 2007, Brian moved to Las Vegas and quickly became a well known "A" list drummer for shows and singers of all kind. Drumming for Jimmy Castor & The Bunch, Clint Holmes, Martin Nievera, Susan Anton, Travis Cloer, among others, led Brian to writing and arranging a show for Rick Faugno (Jersey Boys) in 2011. Opening at the Las Vegas Hilton, "Body and Soul" ran for 8 months before moving to the famed Palms Casino for another 3 months which Brian MD'ed and drummed. In late 2012 Brian played the "Winter in Venice" production show of Mannheim Steamroller at the Palazzo where he played everything from a hybrid drum kit to finger cymbals to a toy piano. For the duration of 2013, he drummed and was a show stopping feature for 5 nights/week in "Pin Up" with Playboy Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair at the Stratosphere, a sexy rockabilly musical show, all while subbing in many other shows on the Vegas Strip, including Jersey Boys, The Rat Pack is Back, Coasters/Platters/Marvelettes, and Zowie Bowie. In early 2014 he toured with the Australian Bee Gees Show, performing 3 extensive tours in Europe and one 10 week tour of N. America. In 2015, Brian joined up with Nashville based show "You've Got A Friend" which tours around the country performing orchestral arrangements w/ rhythm section of all the classic hits of James Taylor and Carole King.
Inspired by his new Nashville friends, Brian made the move to Nashville in late 2015 where he continues to work with YGAF. Within a few months, Brian was already getting called for sessions on Music Row, and has become an in demand session/touring drummer for artists of all kind including The Spot Men (Dave Roe & Kenny Vaughan), Rick Monroe, Guthrie Trapp, Angela Easley, Stacy Antonel, Dalton Gray, Amelia Eisenhauer Band, Operation: Song, and Brynn Marie, and many others, all while playing 3x/week at the historic Skulls Rainbow Room. In addition, Brian created and leads a tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis called MILEStones, which seeks to pay homage to the jazz legend by playing the exact arrangements he recorded utilizing the quintet format that Miles led from the 1950's and 60's. In 2021, Brian joined up with country music star Tracy Lawrence and toured with him until the end of 2022. In addition, Brian joined up with Mannheim Steamroller in December of 2022, and became a member of the Green Band. When not on the road, Brian enjoys working in his home studio in Mt. Juliet, TN, where he records drums and provides drum tracks via online recording sessions, drum lessons, songwriting production, arranging, and programming for clients around the world.
Production Show Credits
"Mannheim Steamroller" - Current member, Las Vegas production (2012) & tour (2018)
"We've Only Just Begun": Carpenters Remembered" (2019)
"Unraveling The Wilburys" Tribute to the Traveling Wilburys (2018)
"Legendary Ladies of Country Music" Tribute to Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, & Patsy Cline (2019)
"Presley, Perkins, Lewis, & Cash" Tribute to Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, & Johnny Cash (2018)
"You've Got A Friend" Tribute to James Taylor & Carole King (2015-current)
"Australian Bees Gees Show" (2013-15) Las Vegas production & 3 tours overseas
"Pin Up" (2013) Las Vegas production
"Jersey Boys" - Las Vegas production (2012-13)
"Rat Pack is Back" (2008-13)
Tracy Lawrence - "Live At Billy Bob's Texas" (2023)
The Coast Riders - "Life Is Kind" (2023)
Sara Douglas - "The Liar" (2022)
The Coast Riders - "Coast Riders" (2021)
The Coast Riders - "California Xmas" (2021)
Tyler Larson - "Nashville Noises" EP (2020)
The Coast Riders - "Sunflower Eyes" (2019)
Scott Van Zen - "No Words" (2019)
Angela Easley - "Rise Up" (2019)
Mighty Joe King - "The Human Revolution" (2019)
Ginger Cowgirl - "Live at Hilson Studio" (2019)
Zack Ryan & The Wanderers - "Songs From The Void" (2018)
Dalton Gray & The Space Cowboys - "Hangin' The Moon" (2018)
Mike Frost & Lauren Meccia - "Inside Your Eyes" (2014)
Tony DeSare - "Radio Show" (2009)
Tony DeSare - "Last First Kiss" (2007)
Rebecca Pronsky - "Departures & Arrivals" (2007)
Tony DeSare - "Want You" (2005)
Melissa Reaves - "Sentimental Anthem" (1999)
plus tons and tons of demos, and songs for film/TV placement.
Brian holds endorsements with Istanbul Agop cymbals, Canopus snare drums & snare wires, Aquarian drum heads, Innovative Percussion drum sticks, Prologix Percussion Drum Pads, Creative Percussion, Porter & Davies tactile drum thrones, and Humes & Berg cases.