Saxophone quartet with regular Monday night rehearsals in East Van is seeking a baritone sax player. This is a fun project with aspirations to do whatever kinds of gigs might come our way, though fame and fortune are fairly unlikely based on our past experiences (we performed with a slightly different lineup several years ago as the 4Ground Sax Quartet, a name for this incarnation has not been established).
You must be able to read at a high level and improvisation skills would be great though not essential. Previous sax quartet experience would be great. Our repertoire includes arrangements of pop tunes, swing, ragtime, funky stuff, show tunes and classical favourites as well as some things written for saxophone quartet. Our more ambitious repertoire includes arrangements of Bohemian Rhapsody, Beethoven's 5th (1st mvmt), Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango, and Gershwin's Three Preludes among others.
Our current bari player has an extended work conflict and will be unavailable for an indeterminate length of time and we don't know if he will be returning or not at this point, however there will likely be an opportunity to be involved on an ongoing basis in any event.
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