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Since returning to Calgary from New York City in 2011, Gareth Bane has continued to push the boundaries of the Baritone Saxophone. Modern improvisational Jazz concepts and the roots of Blues combine with a “take-no-prisoners” approach to the horn thus creating a unique and powerful voice on that instrument. His influences include Nick Brignola, Gary Smulyan, Ronnie Cuber and Pepper Adams and he holds a Masters in Jazz Performance from Rutgers University.
Gareth’s most influential teachers have been Ralph Bowen, Pat LaBarbera, Gary Smulyan, Conrad Herwig, Jim Brenan, Jeremy Brown and Pat Belliveau. He is currently living in Calgary and performing with groups such as the Prime Time Big Band, The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, The Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble and the Deanne Matley Quartet. He is also active with his own projects including a Baritone/Guitar Duo with Keith Smith, the B3-4tet and the Low Blow Sextet.
Also in demand as an educator, Gareth works extensively in schools across Calgary and outlying areas though the Calgary Philharmonic Education Outreach, Clinic Line, Rocky Mountain Music Retreats and as a private contractor. He also teaches privately and through deWaal Music Studios and is currently enrolled at the University of Calgary where he is pursuing a degree in Education.
Some pictures of my B3-4tet with Ralph Buschmeyer on guitar, Steve Fletcher on organ and Jon May on drums. Special thanks to Rob Berdan for sharing his photography!
Some pictures of me playing with Jon Day on Piano and Jon McCaslin on drums at Kawa Cafe´. Special thanks to Rob Berdan for sharing his photography!
Some pictures of me playing with Baritone Madness! (Pat Belliveau, Keith O'Rourke, Kodi Hutchinson and Tyler Hornby) live at Lolita's Lounge . Special thanks to Rob Berdan for sharing his photography!
This is a nice clip from a gig I did with the great Bob Erlendson a while back. Nice examples of my more mellow side at 1:55 and 10:05. Fun band and great charts!