Looking forward to seeing you on May 2, 2019 ! Snell Auditorium, 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Your Obsessions


Our new record is OUT!!!!

REVERENCE   is available in Edmonton’s coolest record stores:  blackbyrd and The Gramophone.  

This is our most diversified recording so far, and promises some familiar sounds as well as new ones to explore.Half of it was recored in Poland , after our last European Tour 2017 in Gdansk, and other half was finished in Edmonton, in June 2018. We are looking forward to a concert featuring more music from this new CD in early October.

Feel free to contact us at http://www.obsessionsoctet.com/ContactUs.aspx with your thoughts about our new album, questions or suggestions.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the Edmonton International Jazz Festival 2019.






  • “Obsessions Octet channels emotions into something more romantic.It’s not romance in a sugary, predictable style, but with a robust sound that supports a flood of musical communication.Together since 2005, the group combines the lineup of a typical jazz quartet( sax-piano-bass-drums) with a classical string quartet in a lush sound that appeals to jazz and classical fans.”
-Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal
  • ”Obsessions is a unique combination of jazz quartet plus string quartet, and the distinctive blend of catchy jazz riffs with lush strings earned its debut album a Juno nomination.”- SEE Magazine
  • The Obsessions Octet performed as part of the 10th Annual International Festival of the Aegean on the Island of Syros (Greece) July 2014 in two appearances-----it was a great and impressive success.  These extraordinary, virtuosic and creative visiting artists brought an elegance  and uniqueness to the Festival which which was simply amazing.  They are world-unique and we look forward to having them return soon."

-Peter Tiboris, General Director & Music Director MidAm International Inc., Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece

  • ”It was a pleasure to hear you all live, and your performance was so well received by everyone.You have put together a group of very fine musicians indeed, and the pleasure they have in sharing music is evident.I look forward to hearing you again!”

- Norman Dunfee, President $ Executive Director of MidAmerica Productions Inc. in Carnegie Hall, NYC





Kent Sangster and his Obsessions Octet has released the following albums:



Our new record is OUT !!!
 available in Edmonton’s coolest record stores:  blackbyrd and The Gramophone.
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