The greatest music ever written,
performed by saxophone quartet

Einsteinium Quartet is a San Francisco saxophone ensemble performing chamber music which spans the range of classical, jazz, and everything in between.

We can start things off formally with a movement from Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and then proceed with the haunting melody of Duke Ellington's Isfahan. Or if popular music is more your style, you can't go wrong with The Beatles' Eleanor Rigby, Chicago's 25 or 6 to 4, or The Beach Boys' I Get Around. Our wide variety of musical styles has delighted audiences of all ages.

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Brian Einstein Lassiter, leader and soprano sax.
Brian has been a professional saxophonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader since 2001, and holds a Bachelor's of Music degree in saxophone performance. He has performed with dozens of groups, including the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Bob Curnow Big Band, SF Playhouse, Ray of Light Theatre, Awesome Orchestra, SF Civic Symphony, SF L/G Freedom Band, Third Coast Kings, Paul Keller Orchestra, Carnival Cruise Lines, and many others. Currently, Brian resides in Berkeley and performs regularly with ViBO Simfani , Rich and the Rhythm Roustabouts, Big Blu Soul Revue, and a variety of Bay-Area big bands.

Hermann Lara, alto sax.
Hermann has been performing in San Francisco for his entire life. Since returning in 1998 after earning a degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has led or performed with numerous groups, including Ana Gastayer, Buckwheat Zydeco, Margret Cho, Ray of Light Theatre, Con Brio and the Tumbleweed Wanderers, Fito Reinoso, Stymie and the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra, Chops Big Band, Mike Stern, Organomix, and the Purple Ones.

Mark Secosh, tenor sax.
After growing up in Wisconsin, Mark studied saxophone and composition at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and UCSB. His compositions have been performed in both jazz and chamber settings, including at Harvest of Song and Sonic Harvest. Recently, he has performed with City Swing Big Band, Chops Big Band, SFJAZZ Monday Night Band, and many others.

Eric Scheide, baritone sax.
Eric studied music at SFSU. Since then, he has performed with SF Civic Symphony, City Swing Big Band, SF L/G Freedom Band, Ray of Light Theater, and many other groups. He thinks the bari sax is an awesome beast to play.