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Ian Buss

saxophonist/composer/Educator

 

VIDEO

new concert and Saxophone Lesson footage coming Soon

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Until Now

by Ian Buss Quartet

Ian Buss, tenor saxophone

Ed Kornhauser, piano

Mackenzie Leighton, bass

Matthew Elton Smith, drums

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Peter Sprague at Spragueland

Encinitas, CA

Past Shows - Selected Highlights

Saturday, Jan 20, 8-9:30pm

Ian Buss Composers Collective Concert

All Original Music from Every Band Member

FEAT NYC DRUMMER DIEGO MALDONADO

ROB THORSEN - BASS

HUGO SUAREZ - PIANO

LOUIS VALENZUELA - GUITAR

IAN BUSS - TENOR SAXOPHONE

Dizzy's

1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego 92110 (Arias Hall, Behind Musician's Union)

$20 Cover ($15 Students) / All Ages & Free Parking

Cash Only



Friday, Jan 19, 5:30-7:30pm

Playing for Newk: A Tribute to Sonny Rollins

Ian Buss Trio

FEAT NYC DRUMMER DIEGO MALDONADO

ROB THORSEN - BASS

IAN BUSS - TENOR SAXOPHONE

Handlery Hotel KSDS Jazz Happy Hour

950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

No Cover / All Ages & Free Parking

Happy Hour Specials



Tue, Dec 12, 7pm

KSDS JAZZ LIVE: Duke Ellington & Shorty Rogers' Versions of The Nutcracker Suite

KSDS Jazz Orchestra led by Gilbert Castellanos (Premiere Concert)

Saville Theatre

San Diego City College, 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101-4787

Broadcast live on KSDS

Tickets & Info: KSDS Members only. 

Join KSDS to support public radio and gain free tickets to all Jazz Live Concerts: https://www.jazz88.org/articles/Jazz_Live-_Nutcracker_Sweets/




Every Thursday Night, Nov 2017 - July 2018

THURSDAYS AT THE KEN: LATE NIGHT JAM SESSION

Co-hosted by:

Ian Buss, saxophone - Robert Dove, saxophone - Hugo Suarez, piano

The Kensington Club

4079 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

$5 Cover (Optional For Musicians)

21+

 

Nov 16 2017, 10pm-2am

THURSDAYS AT THE KEN: LATE NIGHT JAM SESSION

INAUGURAL NIGHT

Co-hosted by:

Ian Buss, saxophone - Robert Dove, saxophone - Hugo Suarez, piano

feat:

Matt DiBiase, vibraphone

Mackenzie Leighton, bass

Charles Weller, drums

The Kensington Club

4079 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

$5 Cover (Musicians Free)

21+

 


Tue, Oct 3, 2017 8-10pm

Cubana-Be Cubana-Bop - The Music of Dizzy and Chano

Debut of the Gilbert Castellanos Big Band

Saville Theatre

San Diego City College, 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101-4787

Broadcast live on KSDS

Tickets & Info (Free for Members): http://bit.ly/2f0NTAM

 

August 26, 2017, 5:20-6pm

Carlsbad Music Festival

w/ ML Trio

Mackenzie Leighton - bass

Nate Hubbard - drums

Ian Buss - tenor saxophone

St. Michael's By the Sea 

2775 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008

 

Sat, July 1, 2017 8:30pm

Ian Buss Quartet at Dizzy's San Diego

feat. Ed Kornhauser (piano), Rob Thorsen (bass), Matthew Elton Smith (drums)

1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

$15 / $10 students

All Ages & Free Parking

 

Mon, June 26 - Fri, June 30, 2017

UCSD Jazz Camp

Teach Saxophone Masterclasses, Host Student Jam Sessions

UC San Diego, Conrad Prebys Music Center

Info & Registration: jazzcamp.ucsd.edu

 

Fri, June 16 2017 5:30 - 7:30pm

Ian Buss Trio

feat. Louis Valenzuela (guitar), Mackenzie Leighton (bass)

Handlery Hotel KSDS Jazz Happy Hour

950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

No Cover / All Ages & Free Parking

Happy Hour Specials


 


 

Fri, Mar 19, 2017 7-8pm

SWARMIUS & Friends at NWEAMO Festival (New West Electronic Arts & Music Organization) 

Smith Recital Hall, San Diego State University School of Music

5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182

$20 general / $15 seniors / $10 students / Free, SDSU School of Music students and guests under 18

All Ages

 

Sat, Mar 4, 2017 8-9:30pm

Ian Buss Quartet at Dizzy's San Diego

feat. Ed Kornhauser (piano), Rob Thorsen (bass), Matthew Elton Smith (drums)

1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

$15 / $10 students

All Ages

 

Sat, Oct 1, 2016 - 10-11pm

Ian Buss Quartet at Williamsburg Music Center

367 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

No Cover

21+

 

July 25, 2016 9-11pm

Ian Buss Quartet at Sweet Afton

Paul JB Lee (guitar), Gal Shaya (bass), Tanguy Stevenart (drums), Ian Buss (saxophone)

Where: Sweet Afton, 30-09 34th St, Astoria, NY 11103

No Cover

21+

 

July 7, 2016 11:00pm - 12:45am

Ian Buss Quartet at Club Bonafide

Alicyn Yaffee (guitar), Gal Shaya (bass), Colin Hinton (drums), Ian Buss (saxophone)

Where: Club Bonafide, 212 E 52nd St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY10022

$10 Cover

21+

 

Thursday, Dec 10, 2016, 9:30pm

with Brazilian singer/composer Lisa Kalil 

Where: Club Bonafide, 212 E 52nd St, New York, NY  10022

Cover: $15, 21+

 

November 23, 2015 2015 6pm

United Nations Reception - Private Event

Ian Buss Quartet, with Alicyn Yaffee, Lauren Falls, and Colin Hinton

 

April 24, 2015 8-9pm

Ellis Ashbrook, opening for Dopapod

Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Av, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Cover: $15

21+

 

March 13, 9pm

with Alex Kelly

Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music - Cafe, 705 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

No Cover

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Ian Buss is a saxophonist, composer/arranger, and music educator. A graduate of the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, he has performed at numerous venues in the NYC area, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Bowl, and the United Nations. In addition to maintaining his own private lessons studio, he teaches at Palomar College, the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory, and the UCSD Jazz Camp.


Ian's music is inspired by literature, community, and the human experience. Originally from San Diego, he lived in New York City for several years and has explored many different styles of music, including jazz, classical, afro-cuban, bossa nova, rock, and pop. As a sideman, Ian has shared the stage with Gilbert Castellanos, Jon Faddis, Bobby Sanabria, Vijay Iyer, and others.

 At the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory

At the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory

teaching

Teaching since 2009, I offer private and group instruction in saxophone, jazz improvisation, and music fundamentals. I am available for in person and Skype lessons.

Lessons include ear training, rhythm, building a repertoire of songs, instrumental technique, sight-reading, expression, and fun!

Students of all ages, levels, and musical interests are welcome.

Contact me at info@ianbuss.com for availability and rates

Current Teaching Positions

Applied Music Faculty, Palomar College (San Marcos, CA)

Instructor, Young Lions Jazz Conservatory (San Diego, CA)

Artist in Residence, Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, CA)

Student Testimonials


"Learning under Ian was a fantastic experience... I had an incredible time in my sessions and would recommend his services to anyone."

"Ian was prompt, attentive and just a real pleasure to work with. I'm totally new to the instrument - and he was patient - started from the very beginning - and even gave me a song to practice at the end (which is how you stay interested). He clearly knows his stuff… Two thumbs up and five stars for this guy."

"Ian knows how to approach teaching me at my level, he understands where my skill level is and how to help me improve. Makes the lessons interesting and helps create motivation for the music and skills I want to work on."

"Ian is very kind and patient, he is good with everyone from beginner to advanced students."

"Very professional and caring. Generous with the time and paying attention to the necessities of the student."

Email me at info@ianbuss.com to inquire about booking performances and lessons or send me a message below. To join my mailing list, send me an email with the message "Mailing List."

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