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Chris Gale is a Toronto-based saxophonist, composer, and
educator whose driving style and rich tone can be heard
on hundreds of recordings. Chris has performed with Colin
James, Michael Kaeshammer, Blue Rodeo, Jeff Healy,
Arkells, Ron Sexsmith, Brandi Disterheft, Johnny Reid,
The Powder Blues Band and more. Gale is also a long
standing member of The Worst Pop Band Ever and
Gordon Mowat’s Skeleton Crew. As a leader, Chris
recently released Uncharted with his group Hector;
featuring Ted Quinlan (guitar), Jeff McLeod (Hammond B3
organ) and Chris Wallace (drums).

“I’ll quite happily go out of my way to hear Chris Gale, a
tenor saxophonist – among Toronto’s finest – who has
matched an impressively sure, though not showy
command of the instrument to a strong sense of it’s older
and newer traditions in the service of a distinctive style
that is timelessly melodic yet distinctively modern.”
~Mark Miller, critic/author – jazz history and biography