Brian Vaccaro graduated from Webster University in St. Louis in 1996 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music with an emphasis in Jazz Studies. He continued his education at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where he earned a Master's Degree in Music in Jazz Guitar Performance in 2000. Since completing his studies, Brian has been active as an educator as well as a performer. He has taught a variety of jazz and general music courses, including such titles as Jazz History, Jazz Ensemble, Rock History, and numerous others, at Southwestern Illinois College, St. Louis Community College, and St. Charles Community College. He has also performed and recorded with many of the top jazz musicians in the St. Louis area.