Brian Rice, a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music is a well-rounded musician and highly acclaimed performer, educator and recording artist. Brian is an expert on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion, but can be heard playing a multitude of styles including Classical, Flamenco, Celtic, Persian, Balkan, Klezmer, Jazz, Folk, Broadway Musicals, and the occasional Chinese funeral making him one of the more versatile percussionists in the area. Brian plays with Mike Marshall’s Choro Famoso, Wake the Dead, Samba Rio, and freelances with many other bands and artists in the Bay Area and on the west coast. In addition to music Brian is an accomplished juggler. Brian’s discovery of juggling began in 7th grade and grew into a daily discipline by High School. At Oberlin Brian co-taught a juggling class with the great Cindy Marvell, and has long been spreading the word of how juggling can free your mind, and improve your life.