Brian Lang

Brian Lang SaxophoneBrian Lang is a multiple woodwind specialist on saxophones, flute, piccolo, clarinet, and bass clarinet. A performer in a multitude of styles and genres, Brian is a dynamic, creative, and exciting improvisational soloist. Brian leads his own groups including: The Rorschach Trio, Brian Lang Orchestra, and the Perpetual Motion Saxophone Quartet. He has also performed as a sideman with many notable groups in Central and NW Ohio, including: Hubbard Stew (, Slow Burn (, In Full Swing Big Band (, Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, Rick Brunetto Big Band, and many more. He has also performed internationally with Fred Radke and the Harry James Orchestra, Buddy Murrow and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Nelson, and Bowser from Sha Na Na. He has recorded with many groups as well, most recently on Slow Burn’s self titled first album. (For more information, please click here) (

• Featured performer touring with Royal Caribbean Cruiselines, in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and South America    [2007 – 2009]
• Professional Musical Theatre Experience: Avenue Q, Five Guys Named Moe, Putnam County Spelling Bee    [2013]
• Performances at many festivals throughout OH, PA, MI, WV, and KY. Highlights: Ohio State Fair (2006), Columbus Marathon (2009-2011), Floyd Fest (2005), Pullman Square Jazz Festival (2006, 2007), Notre Dame Jazz Festival (2004, 2011), OMEA – Ohio Music Educators Association State Convention, (2010-2011), Columbus Jazz and Ribfest (2013), Gahanna Creekside Festival (2013), Newark Jazz and Ribfest (2013), Worthington Summer Concert Series (2013), Old HilliardFest (2013), Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival (2013)    [2006 – 2013]
• Master Classes with: Donny McCaslin, Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, John Hart, Arturo O’Farrill, Ted Nash, Jim Snidero, Joel Frahm, John Sampen, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Byron Stripling, Chris Vadalla, Rodney Whitaker, Jay Ashby, Eric Alexander, and more….


• Masters of Music in Jazz Performance – Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio   [2011]
• Bachelors of Arts in Music Education – Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia   [2007]   Magna Cum Laude


• Outstanding Soloist Award at the Notre Dame Jazz   [2011]
• Member of the 2011 JECO (Jazz Education Connection) Ohio Intercollegiate Big Band   [2011]
• Winner of the Marshall University Concerto Competition   [2004]

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