Landon Hegedus is quickly rising as one of the most precocious and versatile saxophonists and composers of his generation. Having honed his skills on the famous music scene of his native Austin, TX, Landon came to Chicago in 2013 to attend Northwestern University, where his teachers have included Victor Goines, Joe Clark, Jay Alan Yim, and Hans Thomalla.
Versed in a variety of musical styles and skills, Landon has appeared with the Northwestern Jazz Small Ensembles and Jazz Orchestra, most notably in April 2016 alongside saxophonist Branford Marsalis, as well as in the pit orchestras playing saxophone and clarinet for productions of The Wild Party, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Hair, and Sweet Charity.
In addition to his performing and writing abilities, Landon has served as a copyist for the Lyric Opera’s production of Matthew Aucoin’s chamber opera Second Nature, and has worked with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a public relations intern. A student of Dr. Mallory Thompson, Landon is the conductor and music director of Northwestern’s 75th annual Dolphin Show, the nation’s largest student produced musical, presenting Little Shop of Horrors. March 2017 will see Landon leading the production on tour through Bosnia in Herzegovina, where Landon and the company of The Dolphin Show will present clinics and performances of Little Shop in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, and Doboj.