Saul Berson saxophone
Saul is a native of Vancouver who enjoys a busy career as a freelance musician performing with his own bands as well as with Tzimmes, Magical Crimea and Caviar & Lace. Saul got his musical start in life singing in the Peretz Shul student choir in the late 1960’s then led by Claire Osipov. He teaches privately as well as in public schools and runs music programs for the elderly in neighbourhood houses. Saul has performed throughout Canada, Europe, the Mid-east and South Africa releasing 5 CD’s in the process.
“Saul Berson has a perfect, burnished saxophone tone that carves new paths through territory we had thought fully mapped.” Alexander Varty, The Straight
“Bersonʼs eclecticism has helped to make him one of the busiest musicians around town” Tony Montague, The Straight
Saul Berson plays a beautifully toned alto that is reminiscent of the sound of Cannonball Adderley. – Frank Rubolino, One Final Note – Jazz and Improvised Music Webzine
Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Dave Ivaz hails from Chicago, and is proud to now call Vancouver home. Dave has toured/performed with international headliners including jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, the Fifth Dimension, Bob Hope, Don Rickles and many more. An accomplished musical director and bandleader, Dave and his wife ran a popular live event music company in Chicago and continue to perform in Vancouver. Dave performed at Lollapalooza 2012 with his son, singer/songwriter Harrison Ivaz. Dave has been in the orchestra for touring Broadway Productions, and has appeared on Oprah Winfrey, CBS and other radio and TV shows.
His Vancouver credits include the Vancouver Jazz Festival, various theatre productions and ongoing performances with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Pops series.
Paul Blaney rounds out the quartet on stand-up bass. Blaney is one of the most in-demand bass players in Vancouver, for both his mainstream and avant-garde playing. He has toured extensively, performing and recording with John Handy, Ernestine Anderson, Eddy Harris and Ingrid Jensen.
Singing familiar tunes for for young and old, Mike entertains strolling shoppers at markets and community events.