Neil Jansen

A classically-trained euphonium player in Los Angeles, Neil Jansen is a musician whom I first learned of through Soundcloud, where on his page, bearing the whimsical name of “Beangolem,” he’s uploaded an arrangement for euphoniums of Dettori’s “Lady Gaga Fugue” under the witty title of “Fugaga.” But here too there’s quite a bit more of his wonderful playing – including a premiere of a piece written in the 1960s by his grandfather, James Bankey, called “Tristesse.”