Brian Betz is a guitarist, composer and educator that resides in the Philadelphia Metro Area. He performs throughout the east coast with all different musical artists. Brian has 4 CD releases: Up and Running (2001) with Denis DiBlasio, Jim Ridl, Steve Varner, and Jim Miller; Without a Doubt (2003) with Denis DiBlasio, Jim Ridl, Steve Varner and Jim Miller on the Dreambox Media Label; Dichotomy (2005) with Jim Ridl, Steve Varner and Jim Miller on the Dreambox Media Label; Muted Bebop (2006) with George Rabbai and Steve Varner on the Dreambox Media Label.
Brian holds two degrees from Rowan University (BM,MM) and is endorsed by GHS Strings. He was one of the winners of the 2004 Betty Carter International Jazz Competition which took him on a tour to the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Brian currently is on the faculty at Rowan University and Cumberland County College teaching private guitar and music appreciation. He also teaches privately at the Friends School in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.
Being an educator and performer, Brian has given many masterclasses and performances at many different venues. From giving workshops and performing at the Cape May Jazz Festival, Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Rowan Jazz Festival, Mason Dixon Jazz Camp, Westchester University Jazz Camp, and adjudicating high school jazz festivals all throughout the east coast.