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Brian Handeland Quartet
September 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.
Brian Handeland is a saxophonist/woodwind doubler and a native of Minneapolis. Brian studied saxophone/woodwinds and jazz at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of North Texas, where he played/recorded with a number of ensembles including the UWEC Jazz Ensemble 1, the UWEC Symphony Orchestra, the UNT Latin Jazz Ensemble, and the prestigious UNT 1 O’Clock Lab Band. After UNT, Brian was employed as a touring pit orchestra musician with NETworks Presentations, where he played flute/clarinet/various saxophones on the 2016 International tour of Shrek The Musical, as well as on North American tours of the musicals Elf and Flashdance. Brian also played saxophones/woodwinds with pianist Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra on her 2016 Holiday Tour.
Brian currently works as a freelance musician and woodwind instructor in the Twin Cities, and can be seen performing with a variety of bands around the Twin Cities including the JazzMN Orchestra, the Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Soul Shack, The Brass Barn Polka Band, and Machinery Hill.
Tonight’s show will feature Brian’s quartet, playing music by Brian Handeland, Chris Potter, John Scofield, Maria Schneider, and more.
Brian Handeland – Tenor Sax
Park Evans – Guitar
Graydon Peterson – Bass
Cory Healey – Drums
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