Confluence Saxophone Quartet
7 pm / December 8, 2011
The Confluence Saxophone Quartet is a talented, dynamic group based in Denver, Colorado. The name refers, on one hand, to the group’s home city, founded at the confluence of two rivers. It also refers to the group’s origins, as saxophonists from different backgrounds, schools and places, who came together in Denver in 2008. Finally, it encapsulates the quartet’s philosophy — a musical confluence of diverse influences, styles and ideas. From baroque and classical transcriptions to new, unpublished works; from core saxophone quartet repertoire to innovative borrowings; from jazz to avant-garde to music from around the world, the Confluence Saxophone Quartet merges many sources of inspiration into a unique concert experience.
The Confluence Saxophone Quartet has performed throughout Colorado’s Front Range, entertaining audiences at small, local venues as well as educational and concert performances. The quartet’s members have performed at Boettcher Concert Hall, Mackey Auditorium, Carnegie Hall and numerous venues in the U.S., Canada and across the world. Djamel Mami, soprano saxophone; Christin Garcia, alto saxophone; Matt Burchard, tenor saxophone; and Jeremy Wendelin, baritone saxophone, also bring experience as concert soloists, jazz artists, session musicians, clinicians and teachers. Join us for this evening’s concert, and prepare to be astounded.