Brian VanArsdale

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Born: April 18, 1979    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Brian VanArsdale is a New York-based saxophonist and composer whose music combines the beauty and form of previous generations with a splash of the current direction and cutting edge articism - creating a product that is appealing to both listeners and jazz critics alike.

Originally from the southern United States, Brian attended school at the University of Illinois, University of North Florida, and Eastman School of Music, where he was twice recognized with awards for best performer. Brian was the recipient of five DOWNBEAT awards for his playing and writing, and twice performed at the East Coast Jazz Festival and IAJE Annual Convention. Brian’s playing and composing can be heard on the University of North Florida’s award winning albums Things to Come and Second Thoughts....
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As a Leader

From the Heart
Jazz Excursion Records
1) From the Heart (Bunky Green) (**)
2) Blues for a Black Dress (Brian VanArsdale) (*)
3) Hildy Speaks (Jon's Lament) (Brian VanArsdale) (*)

4) Atilla the Hun (Brian VanArsdale) (**)
5) Baby, I Love You So (Brian VanArsdale) (*)
6) Refuge (Brian VanArsdale)

7) Three and One (Thad Jones) (*)
8) Chains (Brian VanArsdale) (**)
9) These Foolish Things (Marvell/Strachey/Link) (**)
Brian VanArsdale-tenor and soprano saxophones
Clay Jenkins-trumpet
Mamiko Kitaura-piano
Dan Loomis-bass (*)
Ivan 'Ike' Sturm-bass (**)
Jared Schonig-drums

VanArsdale Music
Tracks: 1. Spheres of Influence 2. Blues on the Corner 3. Good Faith 4. Blues for Brian 5. Cryptography 6. A Walk with Kenny 7. In the Wee Small Hours 8. Thomas the Train 9. Memphis in June.
Personnel: Brian VanArsdale: Tenor Sax, Dan Loomis: Bass, Jeremy Noller: Drums.

The Flood
VanArsdale Music
Tracks: 1. The Burden of Truth 2. Into the Calm 3. Storm 4. Who to Follow 5. Gather N
Personnel: Matt Pivec-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute Nathan Heleine-alto saxophone, flute Brian VanArsdale-tenor saxophone, clarinet Kirsten Edkins-tenor saxophone, clarinet Bill Olsen-bari saxophone, bass clarinet Edward Williams III-trumpet, flugelhorn Dan Wright-trumpet, flugelhorn Clay Jenkins-trumpet, flugelhorn Stephanie Richards-trumpet, flugelhorn Don VanArsdale- trumpet, flugelhorn Clarence Hines-trombone Colin Wise-trombone Ermulito Navarro-trombone Dan Pendley-bass trombone Kevin Bales-piano Dan Loomis-bass John Davis-drums David VanArsdale- didjeridoo Dave Rivello-conductor.
As A Side Musician

I Love Paris
Dan Loomis Quartet
Jazz Excursion Records
Tracks: I Love Paris Hildy Speaks Pied Noir Dear Lord For Harry Carney The Thrill is Gone Goodbye Lakesha
Personnel: Dan Loomis: Bass, Nathan Heleine: Alto Sax, Brian VanArsdale: Tenor/Soprano Sax, Jared Schonig: Drums.

Dan Loomis Quartet
Independant Release
Personnel: Dan Loomis: Bass, Nathan Heleine: Alto Sax, Brian VanArsdale: Tenor/Soprano Sax, Jared Schonig: Drums.

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Primary Instrument:
Sax, tenor

Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach:
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