The Obsessions Octet  Hit the Road to Europe

with a Send-Off Concert


Kent Sangster’s Obsessions Octet and the Polish Culture Society of Edmonton are excited to present a send-off concert for their favorite Edmonton audiences on Thursday, July 20th, at 7:30PM in the Polish Hall, 10960-104 St, in Edmonton. 

The group, led by Juno nominated saxophonist and composer Kent Sangster, has traveled throughout the world performing their blend of classical, tango, and jazz repertoire.  Most notably the group performed in New York City at Carnegie Hall in 2012 (which was recognized with a City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Performance Award) and went on their first European Tour in 2014, which resulted in many outstanding reviews.  In the Fall of 2016, Obsessions Octet released their 3rd album Steppin’ Up, which is a follow up to the group’s previous albums Obsession and Melodia.  Both have received rave reviews and awards including a Western Canadian Music Award and Juno nomination for Obsession and another WCMA nomination for Melodia.

The Obsessions Octet is excited to announce their second European Tour.  During this 15-day, 8 concert tour to Europe they will perform in London, Budapest, and few cities in Poland.  The tour is a wonderful opportunity to present the Octet’s newest record Stepping’ Up and other new music.  They also have great pride in representing Canada on this special 150th Anniversary!

The group consists of eight well-respected Edmonton musicians including: Kent Sangster (Saxophones),

Joanna Ciapka-Sangster (Violin), Clayton Leung (Violin), Barry Leung (Viola), Ronda Metszies (Cello),

John Taylor (Bass), Chris Andrew (Piano), and Jamie Cooper (Drums).

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