Meg Brennan is a NYC-based multi-woodwindist, composer, arranger, educator, and bandleader, widely regarded for her versatility across musical genres. As a flutist and saxophonist, she has performed with esteemed musicians such as Keyon Harrold, Rodney Whitaker, Ingrid Jensen, Andrew Bishop, and Ellen Rowe. An international performer, she was selected to represent the University of Michigan at the International Association of Schools of Jazz in Munich, Germany in 2021.
As bandleader of the Meg Brennan Quartet, her accomplishment is marked by performances at notable venues such as the Lansing Jazz Festival, Blue Llama Jazz Club, Cliff Bells, and features on 90.9 WRCJ Detroit and 89.7 WLNZ Lansing. Other notable venues that she has performed at includes the Detroit Jazz Festival, Blue Llama Jazz Club, Cliff Bells, Aretha’s Jazz Cafe, and the Fox Theater. Currently, she performs with the prize-winning BETA Quartet, with whom she won First Prize at the France Music Competition 2° and advanced to quarter finalists in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (2020).
Meg completed her Bachelors in Music in Jazz Saxophone and Flute Performance from Michigan State University and Masters in Music in Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation from the University of Michigan. Of special note are her mentorships with Rodney Whitaker, Diego Rivera, Andrew Bishop, Ellen Rowe, and Miles Okazaki.