Nikki Shcieck Sax Quartet
Saturday, Aug 18, 4pm
Victoria Row FREE Stage
The newly formed Nikki Schieck Sax Quartet is comprised of four of the strongest Sax players on PEI; Barrie Sorensen (soprano/alto sax), Dan Rowswell (baritone sax), Melissa MacRae (tenor sax) and Nikki Schieck (alto sax). Sorensen, this year's Doug Riley Artist, is a music graduate of McGill University. Dan Rowswell studied jazz and arranging St. FX. Melissa MacRae and Nikki Schieck both studied music education at UPEI.
The sound of a saxophone quartet is rarely heard in festivals today and one of this calibre, mixing genres like classical, jazz and pop, will definitely add a new flavour to be sampled during the Saturday afternoon free concerts on Victoria Row. Charts to be performed will include works by Scott Joplin, J.S. Bach and George Gershwin as well as a sampling of arrangements of jazz standards.