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