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.