Alberta Spotlight: Kent Sangster’s Obsessions Octet

The National Music Centre is proud to present Kent Sangster’s Obsessions Octet with opener, La Mosca.

The Obsessions Octet was founded in 2005 by Kent Sangster, a jazz saxophonist; and his wife Joanna Ciapka-Sangster, a classically trained violinist. The project was born out of their long-held desire to make music together. This group is the most innovative, ambitious, crazy and satisfying project that they have undertaken to date.

The distinct sound of this group is an elegant blend of classical, tango and jazz elements, performing works by Astor Piazzolla, Chucho Valdes, Cole Porter and a collection of Kent Sangster’s original compositions.

Special thanks to the Viewpoint Foundation for their support. Thanks also to media partners It’s Date NightBeatRoute and theYYScene.


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