Sixteen-year-old Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed “Taz” for his ferocious guitar playing, has performed in some of the most legendary venues in America with many of the most prominent musicians of
Sixteen-year-old Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed “Taz” for his ferocious guitar playing, has performed in some of the most legendary venues in America with many of the most prominent musicians of our time and many of his musical idols. In recent years, he’s shared the stage with multiple members of the Allman Brothers Band, including Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as a variety of other notable musicians, including Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, and John Popper. He has also performed with Tedeschi Trucks Band, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Blackberry Smoke, Galactic, and countless other bands.
Since making his national television debut on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at just ten years old, Brandon has appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Good Morning America,” and “The View.” At just 12 years old, Brandon was cast in the role of guitarist “Zack Mooneyham” in the Tony Award-nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical. In 2018, Brandon reunited with Andrew Lloyd Webber, performing with Sarah Brightman at The Phantom of the Opera’s 30th Anniversary celebration, and later that year alongside Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, and John Legend in NBC’s live broadcast production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Brandon is featured in Spike Lee’s Netflix series, “She’s Gotta Have It,” and performs concerts for audiences across the country and around the world.