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Artown on the Quad: Brian Landrus UNR Alumni Project
July 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artown on the Quad presents Brian Landrus UNR Alumni Project at 6 p.m. There is free parking after 5 p.m. in the Whalen Garage.
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.