Briana is an award winning singer-songwriter. Her music has been licensed on multiple TV networks and in shopping malls globally. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Guild of Music Supervisors, The Society of Composers and Lyricists, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and a voting member of The Recording Academy. Her music considered in eight categories for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Briana enjoys collaborating with artists, producing, composing for TV/Film and working in music licensing as a music supervisor.
Briana was asked to open for John Legend for an east coast show on his Evolver Tour in 2009. She has collaborated with Broadway star and 68th Tony Awards performer Christine Dwyer (Rent, Wicked, Murder Ballad, Finding Neverland) who is a featured artist on four of Briana’s songs, “All Around Me, It’s Christmas, “It’s Christmas Time and I Feel Love”, “Mangifera” and “Fame”. You can find them on iTunes, GooglePlay and Amazon under Christine Dwyer. Briana has been invited by legendary Award winning film composer Christopher Young, to be a lyricist and vocalist on some of his original works.
Her eclectic writing technique and diverse sound covers a lot of ground. Her main styles as a performer are Jazz / Adult Contemporary and Adult Alternative, similar to artists such as Norah Jones, Sade, Amy Winehouse and Sting. Briana has her own unique sound regardless of genre. This former classically trained vocalist believes all styles have a way of crossing over and are interconnected.
Briana is an advocate for many charities, human rights, animal welfare, the environment (global warming and climate change), breast cancer… She recorded three Public Service Announcements for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She licensed her award winning song, “Take a Walk With Me” to Susan G. Komen as a donation for use in their 2010 National Campaign. “Take a Walk With Me” is on a short list of approved licensed songs with artists such as Melissa Etheridge. She graduated from Berklee College of Music and received Berklee’s “BEST” Scholarship. She is a Berklee College of Music Alumni Ambassador and a TA for their Berklee Online Music Business Foundations course through Coursera.org.