Brian Belanus – Jazz Guitar
Brian Belanus is a guitarist, composer, and educator from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He received his Master of Music from Oklahoma City University where he studied classical guitar with Dr. Lynn McGrath, and Bachelor of Music from University of Central Oklahoma where he studied under Danny Vaughan and improvisation with trumpeter Lee Rucker. He has had the privilege to study privately with: Jonathan Kreisberg, Peter Bernstein, Lage Lund, and Paul Bollenback; as well as renowned saxophonist Bob Mintzer. He is currently on the faculty at Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City University, and Oklahoma Christian University. In addition, he serves as Instructor of Guitar for the Academy of Fine Arts and Character at Crossings Community Church.
He has performed with the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, and continues to perform with the BRD trio and as a freelance guitarist across the state of Oklahoma.
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