Ted Crosby (Vermont, USA) – saxophone and clarinets
James Meger (Vancouver) – acoustic bass
Omar Amlani (Vancouver) – drums.
Braveheart is a jazz saxophone trio that explores group improvisation and composition with an obstinate sense of honesty and integrity. Since their beginnings in Montreal four years ago, the group has developed a raw, acoustic sound, brimming with uplifting emotional honesty and a deep, soulful rhythmic feel. Their searching improvisations have no boundaries, and can at times be dark and reflective and other times playful and energetic. The band’s original repertoire is an eclectic mix of songs, influenced by everything from singer-songwriters to contemporary classical music to modern jazz.
Since it’s inception, Braveheart has done two tours across Canada playing everywhere from established jazz clubs and venues to intimate loft and house shows. In 2011, the group self-released their first album of original music entitled Acoustic Music. This year, the band played at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and attended a three-week creative music residency at the prestigious Banff Centre in Alberta. Currently, the band is based out of Vancouver and is active composing, rehearsing, performing and recording in preparation for an upcoming album and tour in the Summer of 2014.
What other are saying about Braveheart:
“Rugged but uplifting, this is some seriously potent, next-generation modern jazz. Reflective acoustic jazz, exhilarating swing, and a remarkably psychic, playful sense of sonic structure and group interplay” –Coastal Jazz