OBSESSIONS OCTET MELODIA CD RELEASE

03/04/2010

Join Kent Sangster’s Obsessions Octet as they release their highly-anticipated sophomore album Melodia on March 7 at the Yardbird Suite (11 Tommy Banks Way). Shows are at 3pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 or $20 for students and seniors, available at Tix on the Square, 780.420.1757 or tixonthesquare.ca. Following the success of the Obsessions Octet’s debut album Obsession, which earned a 2007 Western Canadian Music Award and Juno-nomination, the Obsessions Octet is thrilled to release Melodia. The album’s repertoire, an elegant blend of classical strings and Latin jazz rhythms, includes works by Chucho Valdez, Astor Piazzolla, Cole Porter and a collection of Sangster’s original compositions. Founded in 2005 by Sangster, a Juno-nominated jazz saxophonist and composer, and his wife Joanna Ciapka–Sangster, a classically-trained violinist, The Obsessions Octet is a fascinating experiment by several Edmonton music luminaries.
OBSESSION RECEIVES WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARD

10/22/2007

Sangster Music Productions is thrilled to announce that Kent Sangster's Obsessions Octet has won the 2007 Western Candian Music Award for Outstanding Jazz Recording for their CD OBSESSION. This is the group's first WCMA Award. OBSESSION is available through CDBaby.com.
OBSESSION NOMINATED FOR WCMA AWARD

09/14/2007

Obsessions Octet's debut CD 'OBSESSION' has been nominated for a 2007 Western Canadian Music Award (WCMA) for Outstanding Jazz Recording of the Year.

For more details on the WCMAs CLICK HERE

LIVE ON CBC JAZZ BEAT HOUR ONE - APRIL 10th

04/01/2007

The Kent Sangster Quintet
with special guest Joe Labarbera

and Mike Rud (guitar), Chris Andrew (piano), Darek Oleszkiewicz (bass), Joe Labarbera (drums)

"Live from the Yardbird Suite" on
CBC JAZZBEAT HOUR ONE with Katie Malloch
SUNDAY APRIL 10
8:00 p.m. (9:00 AT, 9:30 NT) on CBC Radio Two
11:00 p.m. (12:00 AT, 12:30 NT) on CBC Radio One

It’s not just at jazz-fest time that Edmonton is a jazz-loving town. One of that city’s most

OBSESSION RECEIVES JUNO NOMINATION

02/07/07

It's been a busy year for Edmonton jazzman Kent Sangster and there are no signs ahead of slowing down. Sangster's latest project 'OBSESSION' has been nominated for a 2007 Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year!

FOR COMPLETE NOMINEE LISTING VISIT CLICK HERE

'OBSESSION' Pick of the Week on CBC After Hours

12/08/06

Andy Sheppard has selected Kent's latest project 'Obsessions' as this week's After Hours Pick of the Week.

READ more from CBC.ca...
LEARN more about the project...
HEAR/BUY the CD here...

In the studio in July

 

recording latin - string project
Obsessions Octet Cd Release Concert

04/15/06

In this Sangster Music Productions endeavour, the deeply passionate melodies of Astor Piazzolla become the centerpiece for a double quartet's stellar interplay.

This elegant mixture of classical, tango and jazz is performed by some of Edmonton's top musicians:

Joanna Ciapka-Sangster - Violin
Anna Kozak - Violin
Rhonda Henshaw - Viola
Ronda Metszies - Cello
Wayne Feschuk - Piano
John Taylor - Acoustic Bass
Sandro Dominelli - Drums
Kent Sangster - Sa

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