Studied jazz in Newcastle
with the noted American Dave Van Kriedt. Graduated with honours from Sydney
Conservatorium Jazz Studies in 1981. In
1988 he toured Australia and
with the Australian Jazz Orchestra. Toured Europe and the UK with the
Bernie McGann Quartet in 2004. Has recorded four albums with this group as
well as featuring on others by The Engine Room, James Morrison and the Bob
Bertles Quintet. Released his own quintet album in 2010 "Brendance" on the Rufus label.
Teaches in school programs and is Sydney's most in demand jazz trumpet-player.