194 Queen West, Toronto

Don Byron (New York) + Michael Occhipinti

Don Byron-Sax/Clarinet Michael Occhipinti-Guitar Roberto Occhipinti-Bass Mark Kelso-Drums

Don Byron with Michael Occhipinti Quartet (From New York)

“Byron has carpentered an extraordinary career precisely by obliterating the very idea of category.” TIME Magazine

For almost two decades, Don Byron has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls "a sound above genre." As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation