Featuring Sarang Kulkarni-Saxes
The OCTOKATS specialize in West Coast Jazz, a style of Jazz that was developed in the Los Angeles area in and around the time of the 1950’s very cool and very laid back. Our music library contains arrangements of some of the well-known West Coast Jazz Musicians such as Dave Pell, Miles Davis, Paul Desmond, Chet Baker, Henry Mancini and Gerry Mulligan. Sorely missing for the Greater Toronto-Area Jazz scene, The OCTOKATS have resurrected this cool jazz style. We have just released our debut CD entitled, “Cool West Coast Jazz Comes to Toronto”. It featured the band with special guests Pat LaBarbera and West Coast Jazz Tenor Sax legend, Dave Pell.
Personnel: Sarang Kulkarni (Baritone Sax), Gary Martin (Alto & Tenor Sax), Jim Shea (Trumpet), Paul Tarussov (Trombone), Galen Weir (Bass), Stephen Landsberg (Guitar), William Bryant (Piano) and John Collin (Drums).
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