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Brian is a composer, arranger, and bandleader living in San Francisco. He specializes in saxophones, clarinets, and flute in numerous genres including jazz, funk, swing, latin, big band, soul, R& B, classical, and musical theatre.
You can email me via BRIAN at BELASSITER dot COM, more information and audio clips at dot BELASSITER dot COM.
Brian has been a professional saxophonist and bandleader for over a decade. After graduating from Eastern Washington University with a degree in saxophone performance, Brian went on to perform with Carnival Cruise Lines, Coeur d' Alene Summer Theatre, Big Band Northwest, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and many others. After moving to Ann Arbor, MI in 2007, he became deeply involved in the local music scene, performing with Rampage Swing (bandleader), Third Coast Kings (musical director), Einsteinium Quartet (bandleader), Paul Keller Orchestra, Craig Strain Orchestra, ii-V-I Orchestra, Michigan Pops Orchestra, River Raisin Theater, and many others.
He is known for his massive sound on the baritone sax, which is equally at home in concert with roaring big band or a at a bar playing funk and soul. He is a prolific writer, having writting more than 20 original compositions and hundreds of arrangements for jazz, funk, rock, pop, and latin settings.
Brian regularly performs on bari sax, alto sax, tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, and piccolo.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Aug 16 2007
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
Cannonball Adderley, Tito Puente, Tower of Power, many others...
microphone (beta 57A)
Spicy Brown (Third Coast Kings)
Spicy Brown (Third Coast Kings) Year: 2011 Album: Third Coast Kings Genre: Funk
Composed by Brian Einstein Lassiter (alto sax), lyrics by Sean Ike.
My Girl Marie (Rampage Swing)
My Girl Marie (Rampage Swing) Year: 2012 Album: Michigan Avenue Stomp Genre: Jazz
Music and lyrics by Brian Einstein Lassiter.
Viva La Musica (Milonga)
Viva La Musica (Milonga) Year: 2007 Album: The Brown Album Genre: Latin
Horn arrangement by Brian Einstein Lassiter (alto sax).
Gutter Infusion Year: 2008 Genre: Funk
Composed by Brian Einstein Lassiter (bari sax)