Neil Jansen

Neil Jansen, a classically-⁠trained euphonium player in Los Angeles, is a musician whom I first learned of not through his Youtube channel but actually on account of Google, which led me to his Soundcloud page, to which he’s given the whimsical name of Beangolem; what took me there was the wish to hear his arrangement for euphoniums of Giovanni Dettori’s “Lady Gaga Fugue,” which he’s uploaded under the witty title of “Fugaga.” But on both sites he offers a nice selection of his wonderful playing – including a premiere of a piece written in the 1960s by his grandfather, James Bankey, called “Tristesse.”

Here is “Fugaga.”

And here is a performance of “A Song for Japan” by Steven Verhelst.