EQUIPMENT:

Saxophones:
1948 Selmer Super Balanced Action (SBA) Low Bb Baritone
1952 Selmer SBA Low Bb Baritone
    w/  Custom Metal Rosie 10* mouthpiece
1953 Selmer SBA Low A Baritone 
1952 Selmer SBA Tenor  
    w/ Lebayle Metal LR III 9* mouthpiece
1949 Selmer SBA Alto w/ 
Otto Link Slant Sig 9 mouthpiece
1950 Selmer SBA Soprano w/ 
Custom Fred Lebayle rubber LR III 9* mouthpiece
Selmer Series II Bass Saxophone w/ 
Lebayle Metal Rosie 10* bass mouthpiece

Clarinets:
Selmer 67 Low C Bass w/ 
Charles Bay mouthpiece
Selmer Series 9 Low Eb Bass w/ 
Charles Bay mouthpiece
Selmer Series 9 Contra Alto
Buffet R13 Bb from 1970 w/ 
Backun Traditional mouthpiece

Flutes:
Eva Kingma Handmade Bass Flute
1947 Haynes Alto Flute
Powell Handmade C Flute w/ 
Arista Headjoint
Sankyo 401 Piccolo

Live Performance Microphones:
AMT LS

Biography

Born in 1978 and raised in Nevada, Landrus began playing saxophone at 12 and was performing professionally by 15. He earned his bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance at the University of Nevada-Reno and two master’s degrees at New England Conservatory, one in jazz composition and the other in jazz saxophone. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in classical composition at Rutgers. Based in Brooklyn, Landrus founded his own label, BlueLand Records, in 2011. His first releases of all original music via BlueLand were Traverse (a quartet date with Plaxico, Hart and pianist Michael Cain) and Capsule (by the Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope, with Cain, guitarist Nir Felder, bassist Matthew Paris, drummer Rudy Royston). In 2013, Landrus released a second Kaleidoscope album, Mirage, featuring himself on baritone sax, bass sax, bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet and bass flute alongside Felder, Royston, Plaxico on acoustic and electric bass, Frank Carlberg on Rhodes/piano and a string quartet led by violinist Mark Feldman, with Ryan Truesdell conducting/co-producing. The New York Times praised Landrus and Mirage at length, pointing out that “the tenderness in his playing feels as warm and accessible as his writing.”

Along with touring the world in superstar Esperanza Spalding’s band (on baritone/tenor saxophones and bass clarinet) and playing in Truesdell’s prize-winning Gil Evans Project, Landrus has played with some of the world’s great musicians: Bob Brookmeyer, Jerry Bergonzi, Rufus Reid, Danilo Perez, Frank Kimbrough, Gary Smulyan, Ronnie Cuber, Maria Schneider, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Coasters, The Drifters, George Garzone, Jason Palmer, Bob Moses, Louis Nash, Peter Epstein, Nicholas Urie, Darryl Harper, David Ake, Allan Chase, Francis Vanek, John Lockwood, Ayn Inserto, Alan Ferber, Scott Robinson and Ralph Alessi, among others. Landrus teaches at Rutgers University, The 92Y School of Music in New York City, and The Lagond Music School in Westchester, New York. 

Brian is honored to be endorsed by:

Fred Lebayle mouthpieces
D'Addario
Selmer Paris Saxophones
Ishimori Ligatures
AMT Microphones