Colin Brumley

Associate Producer

Colin Brumley grew up in Duxbury, MA, a seaside suburb of Boston. As an active member of his high school wind and jazz ensembles, he performed at both Carnegie and Symphony Halls, sparking his affection for classical music. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Analysis and a Minor in Saxophone Performance from Northeastern University. At Northeastern, he hosted a weekly radio show called The Pöwer Höur, exploring music ranging from classical to heavy metal. Before professionally entering the world of radio, Colin worked in music licensing, in organizations in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Wall Street. Outside of work, he enjoys his role as guitarist and songwriter for his heavy metal band, which is signed to his own label. Other than music, his interests include cooking, writing, and the New England Patriots.

No, that’s not Photoshopped – that is Igor Stravinsky at the Boston Police Department in 1940. There is a legendary tale of the Russian composer’s run-in with BPD after performing his controversial arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but first, some background information is needed.

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