Saturday July 16th, 12:00pm
Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park.
Part of the Halifax Jazz Festival Park Series free programming.
The Quartet—James Kalyn (soprano), Tristan De Borba (alto), Brad Reid (tenor), and Catherine Hatt (baritone)—is comprised of four of the region’s finest saxophonists. Inspired by the likes of Marcel Mule, Count Basie, Lenny Pickett and the Saturday Night Live band, and Bob Mintzer, the group stretches the boundaries of the traditional sax quartet.
Atlantic Canada is known for its Celtic roots. The Scottish "brogue" can be heard all throughout the region. This, when combined with the French Acadian tradition and flavoured by the influences of the many other peoples that have walked our shores, create something unique—our vibrant and living culture!
Similarly, The Brogue Quartet - based in the port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia - fuses the styles and backgrounds of its four members to create an ensemble that is lively, engaging, cohesive, and dynamic! Their performances are highly polished, reflecting a respect for their audience, and always include an element of entertainment while maintaining a high level of musicianship. Going well beyond the boundaries of the traditional saxophone quartet, the players bring to the group their skills on other instruments and in diverse musical styles. You never know what you might hear!
Formed in 2013, and having played stages in Halifax, Truro, Antigonish, Wolfville, Berwick (NS), and Sackville (NB), the Brogue are now in full stride in 2016! They have feverishly prepared an exciting and fun program to be presented over the 2016-17 season. Their performances are always engaging, and full of surprises. Be sure to catch a show and tune in to The Brogue!