"Bryan Lopes is on the 'A List' for Atlanta's top tenor saxophonist." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If you haven’t heard of saxophonist Bryan Lopes, it’s about time you did.
Listen to "Threnody for a Hero"
A talented product of the New England and New York jazz scenes, Lopes has a lack of interest in the business end of music that has manifested in relative obscurity. What separates him from innumerable musicians who never achieve “fame" (after all, what degree of fame comes with jazz or jazz-related music?) is his unerring musicianship and absolute mastery of the saxophone.
Listen to "Mr. Moose's Sideshow"
Lopes is not some fly-by-night technical wizard whose improvisational flights of fancy are meant to impress those who yearn for higher, faster and louder.
Listen to "ORNOT"
A technically gifted player indeed, Lopes in his fifth decade finds him a mature musician who understands that good music is a means of enlightened communication to be imparted with discernment and honestly. In John Updike’s words, instrumental music is “The purest art form."
Listen to "Tell Ya Something"
Living in Atlanta for 20 years, Lopes boasts a resume as a sideman and leader that bespeaks broad musical taste. Time spent on the road with Dan Wall, Phil Smith, Megaphone Man, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Reverend Mosier, The Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Tempest "Little Big Band," and others has garnered Lopes a playing style with broad appeal.
Listen to "Bouncy Pants"
Lopes' longtime associate, bassist/guitarist Neal Fountain, is a Georgia native, an Atlanta-based musician whose role as the consummate sideman has likewise earned him a solid rep among fellow musicians.
Listen to "Decade"
Fountain's gigs with The Apartment Projects, Jonathan Townes, Jimmy Herring, The Ruperts Orchestra, and Colonel Bruce Hampton, among others, led to a meeting of minds in Megaphone Man—a spontaneous trio with Lopes, Fountain, and drummers Jeff Reilly, Jay Lane, or Jeff Sipe.

Listen to "Don't Know"
Bryan Lopes is featured on numerous CDs. The cuts included here are from The Bryan Lopes Trio, Embracing Entropy,The Outside 5: Live from 800 East, and Megaphone Man: Live at the Tabernacle.
Listen to "Razor Egg Hunt"