The Kent Sangster Quintet featuring Brian O’Kane

(Edmonton - Toronto)

The Kent Sangster Quintet, featuring trumpet extraordinaire, Brian O’Kane, kicks off the 65th season of the Yardbird Suite, exploring the music of Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Bobby Timmons, Victor Feldman, Quincy Jones and even a few originals.

  • September 17, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Kent has assembled a collection of music exploring his roots in jazz as it relates to the alto saxophone such as swing, blues, ballads, and even a little bit of be-bop. Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Stitt, Phil Woods, PJ Perry and Campbell Ryga are all part of Kent’s voice.

JUNO- nominee and Western Canadian Music Award-winning artist Kent Sangster has been a prominent member of Canada’s jazz scene for over twenty-five years and is a highly respected saxophonist, educator, bandleader, composer-arranger, and producer. Kent’s Obsessions Octet has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Rochester International Jazz Festival, and completed 2 extensive tours in Europe. The European tours included performances in UK, Hungary, The Czechoslovakia, Greece, and Poland. Kent has commercially released seven recordings, four of which are with the Obsessions Octet. Kent also holds an Assistant Professorship at MacEwan University, in the areas of Jazz composition, arranging, improvisation, and performance.

Appearing as special guest is Brian O’Kane, one of the finest jazz trumpeters in Canada. Brian has performed and recorded with some of Canada’s finest groups and ensembles including John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Jazz Orchestra (2011 Juno Award winner), the Rob McConnell Tentet, The Boss Brass, Hilario Duran’s Latin Jazz Big Band (2007 Juno Award winner), the Barry Elmes Quintet, the Dave Young Quintet, as well as the bands led by Ron Collier, Peter Appleyard, Don Thompson, Bernie Senensky, Kirk MacDonald, Barry Romberg, and Paul Read.

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Venue Phone: (780) 432-0428

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11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E 2M2

Band members

Kent Sangster, saxophones
Brian O’Kane, trumpet and flugelhorn
Chris Andrew, piano
Paul Johnston, bass
Dave Laing, drums

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Doors open at 7:00 pm.

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