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Linus Wyrsch

Linus Wyrsch has become one of New York City’s most sought-after clarinetists and saxophonists. Full of vigorous passion for jazz, Brazilian and Latin music, the Swiss native maintains a busy performance and recording schedule as a sideman as well as a leader of his own groups. With countless performances under his belt, Linus brings a distinctive yet versatile quality to a variety of projects. Audiences in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America have been exhilarated by his heartwarming sounds. He has had the chance to share the stage among others with Cesar Camargo Mariano as well as Oscar Castro-Neves (two originators of the Bossa Nova genre), famous film composers Alan Silvestri and Howard Shore and of course some of the world’s top jazz and Latin musicians such as Andy McGhee, David Hazeltine, Hendrik Meurkens, Rubens de La Corte, Harvie S, Clarence Penn, Rafael Barata, Gregorio Uribe Big Band, …

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“With a depth of feeling that belies his disciplined classical technique, Wyrsch demonstrates why it’s past time for this expressive but long- overlooked instrument to return to the fore.” —

“Linus sounds great and I really like the direction he is going into.” — Andy McGhee (Saxophonist with Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman)

“Linus is moving toward a formidable career.” — Javon Jackson (Tenor Saxophonist with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Les McCann, Freddie Hubbard)

“During the period at Berklee College of Music as a student, I considered him to be a talented clarinetist and determined to achieve his mark as being the greatest, and I see without a doubt, he has arrived.” — Frank Tiberi (hand-picked leader of the Woody Herman Orchestra)


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Woodside, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


please contact me for lessons

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