May completed a Fine Arts degree with a Specialization in Jazz Studies at Concordia University. She studied with Dave Clark, Dave Turner, Joe Sullivan performing in Big Bands and combos. She went on to create an all female Saxophone quartet, Sax-aux-Folies with Nancy Newman, as well as a swing band. After a brief hiatus, May is now playing with the concert band, Orchestre à Vente du Suroit and is open to other musical ventures that may come along.
Curtis Henker was born in Edmonton, Alberta and began studying piano at an early age. He picked up the saxophone in his early teens and became inspired by jazz music while he was a member of the Little Birds Big Band under the direction of Gordon Towell. He moved to Montreal in the ‘90s and received a music degree from McGill University, studying with the likes of Gordon Foote, Janis Steprans, and Mike Allen. Curtis continues to teach and perform in Montreal with a number of jazz and classical ensembles.
Johanne studied bassoon and classical music at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal many years ago. Later on, she switched to the saxophone and studied jazz interpretation at Concordia University in Montreal. She plays the soprano, alto and tenor saxes and doubles on flute. She also plays conga drums and other percussion instruments. Johanne likes all types of music including jazz, R&B, rock & roll and classical music.
Brian has a degree in performance from McGill University where he studied saxophone with the renowned Gerald Danovitch. Brian loves the versatility of the saxophone quartet and the broad range of music that it encompasses. Brian has studied voice, piano, composition and arranging. He has earned diplomas in each of these disciplines. He also performs in musical theatre productions singing, acting and dancing and has a keen interest in classic Broadway musicals. Brian is a singer with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Amateur Chorus. Check out Brian's bio in Echocité.
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