Primus, 29, has had music in his life for as long as he can remember. He started playing piano at the age of seven, and saxophone in the sixth grade. Since then he has been carving an amazing path on his musical journey...In 2006, Primus was afforded the opportunity to appear on the well-known TV show “Showtime at the Apollo” in Harlem, New York where he gained the hearts of the audience and won the show, falling in line with many musical legends before him. He has also graced stages alongside acclaimed artists such as Jody Watley and Jeffery Osborne.
Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Primus has been in San Diego off and on for three years. Prior to arriving here, he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and was an account executive in New York. However, he felt that he wanted to help people through other means, which turned out to be politics.
Primus came to San Diego to attend the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and since graduating in 2012, he has been working as a congressional aide for Congresswoman Susan Davis. He is also the congressional liaison for African-American affairs for the 53rd congressional district.
The dichotomy of music and politics has been a challenge in Primus’ life. Many people have told him that he should focus on one or the other, but he resolves that he doesn’t see any reason why he should have to choose. He feels he can make people feel good and help them in both regards.
“I think his music is great, unique, and has an original sound. He attacks everything [music and politics] with the same amount of passion,” says friend and stylist, Darryl Simon.
Primus describes his music as “soul music that connects to people’s spirits,” and says that “There’s no one like me. I don’t compare myself to other artists. I just want to get with them to make good music.”
He is, however, inspired by many musicians but mainly the late, great Miles Davis. He says, “Miles is not solely jazz, he’s innovative.”
His main goal in life is to live life to the fullest and enjoy the now, but he’s also setting out to go on a mini-tour of the southwest this summer. Check his website for future tour dates.
Primus has just released his first project entitled “Introduction of B. Primus” which is also available for purchase on his website. Playing true to his musical background and talents, he plays all the instruments on the album. He also did all the vocal arrangements and production. His artistic brilliance shines through on each track. In the end, Primus tells readers to “Live, love, learn, and be present.” For booking information, contact Primus’ manager Janet Walters at info@brandonprimus. com.