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Artown Brian Landrus
July 17, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saxophonist Brian Landrus returns to his hometown Reno for an Artown performance with his New York City band at the Brasserie Saint James at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Landrus grew up in Reno and moved away for graduate school in 2004. A professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has recorded 11 albums.
Ladrus will have a jazz clinic at noon Tuesday, July 19, at Laughing Planet near the UNR campus. Listen to tunes, learn about Brian’s technique, ask questions about his approach to jazz, and enjoy a burrito and a beer!
Bio: Based in Brooklyn and after 10 albums as a leader, multi-instrumentalist and composer Dr. Brian Landrus has become an internationally recognized low woodwind artist. Landrus specializes on the low woodwind family, specifically: baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet, alto flute, and bass flute. As a composer, Landrus has written for solo instrument to symphony orchestra. Landrus consistently places in the critics polls of the year in Downbeat Magazine and JazzTimes International Critics Polls. Landrus was awarded “Rising Star” in the 2021 for bass clarinet and 2015 for baritone. Landrus’ 2020 release For Now, was chosen as Editor’s Pick in both Downbeat and JazzTimes. Landrus’ 25-piece orchestral album Generations, was named one of the best recordings of the year by NPR, Downbeat Magazine, JazzTimes, All About Jazz, Jazziz, Boston Globe and many other international publications. The New York Times wrote “With Generations, Mr. Landrus takes the jazz big band tradition into the mesosphere.” Landrus is an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at CSUS (California State University Sacramento) where he teaches jazz improvisation, composition, jazz arranging, jazz ensembles, and private studio. Landrus earned his PhD in composition at Rutgers University, two Master of Music degrees in jazz composition and jazz performance at the New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor’s degree at University of Nevada Reno.