Hello Obsessions Octet Fans,

HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL of you and your loved ones!

We are excited to invite you to our upcoming concert. This is the first one in a while since our own Joanna has been away in Poland, her homeland, while on a sabbatical from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. She is eager to return to Edmonton for our second FOR THE LOVE OF JAZZ – Valentine’s Day special concert!

The $60.00 Ticket price includes a Charcuterie Board and Dessert

The additional ticket prices are as follows:
$40.00 - Concert only (no food)
$25.00 - Student (with ID/no food)
$25.00 - Senior (65+/no food)

And, of course, you can still enjoy the concert with a lovely Charcuterie Board and Dessert for $60.00/person

Here are the concert details:

The POLAR PARK BREWING COMPANY will be hosting our concert on
Thursday, February 14th, 2019At 10416 – 80 Ave. in Edmonton

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. ~ 1st Set 8:00 – 8:45 p.m. ~ 2nd Set 9:15 – 10:00 p.m.

Purchase your ticket online at: Eventbrite for the Love of Jazz

Note: No Minors ~ Beer Hall Seating

The Obsessions Octet will include:

KENT SANGSTER - saxophones/EWI
JOANNA CIAPKA- SANGSTER- violin
NEDA YAMACH - violin
LEANNE MAITLAND- viola
RONDA METSZIES- cello
CHRIS ANDREW- piano
JOHN TAYLOR- bass
JAMIE COOPER- drums

Obsessions is looking forward to entertaining you with your favourites by Astor Piazzolla, Kent Sangster, Cole Porter, Chucho Valdes and others. Our music is sure to warm up your hearts and spice up your spirits on this Special Day!


We hope to share this evening this evening with new listeners as well as our dedicated fans and their friends and family. Attached please find a poster to help us advertise this exciting event.

Feel free to pass on these links as well:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2387452738151820/

Polar Park Upcoming Events: https://polar-park-cec7.squarespace.com/upcoming-shows/2019/2/14/kent-sangsters-obsession-octet

Looking forward to seeing you on Valentine's Day !

With Heartfelt Greetings,
Your Obsessions Octet

 

                                                                

                                                                                        

 

 

 

  • “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:

OBSESSION, MELODIA, and STEPPIN'UP

 

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