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Brian Betz - Jazz Guitar

Email: betz@rowan.edu

Brian Betz

Brian 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 and Cumberland County College teaching private guitar, jazz ensemble, general music history, world music, and jazz history. He also teaches privately at the Friends School in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. 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.