Brian Betz Quartet with Dennis DiBlasio

brian photoBrian Betz is a guitarist, composer, and educator who resides in the Philadelphia Metro Area, performing throughout the USA with many different musical artists. Brian has 6 CD releases available on the Dreambox Media label: Up and Running (2001) ,Without a Doubt (2003), Dichotomy (2005), Muted Bebop (2006), The Denis DiBlasio/Brian Betz Project (2007), Denis DiBlasio/Brian Betz Project-Flute/Guitar(2010).

Brian holds two degrees from Rowan University (BM, MM) and is endorsed by GHS guitar strings. He is a two-time winner of the Betty Carter International Jazz Competition (2004, 2007) and a runner up for the 2006 Henry Mancini Jazz competition. Brian is currently on the faculty at Rowan University where he teaches jazz guitar and jazz improvisation.

Brian currently gives concerts, clinics, and master classes all over the USA. They include appearances at: Cape May Jazz Festival, Berks Jazz Festival, Rowan University Jazz Festival, Somers Point Jazz Festival, West Chester University Jazz Camp, Villanova Jazz Festival, Gettysburg University Jazz Camp, Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.

Denis2photoBaritone saxophonist, flautist, educator, composer, arranger, Executive Director of The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz and head of Jazz and Composition programs at Rowan University, DiBlasio is an international clinician/performer. Keeping things simple, honest, and positive keeps his schedule extremely busy booking dates sometimes three years in advance. Relevance, attainability and fun make up the foundation of his friendly approach. Recordings, compositions and texts published by Kendor, Northeastern Music, Belwin, Hal Leonard, Doug Beach, Kjos, Houston, RonCorp, RAD Records, Dreambox Media are just a few of his associations. “His inspirational connection with young musicians is what makes a DiBlasio clinic so special. It’s what some people have termed ‘Edutainment’. Why not?”