|The award-winning Encore Saxophone Quartet is among Los Angeles’ premier performing ensembles. Touted during their South African tour as “Masters of the saxophone, impressing their listeners not only by brilliant virtuosity but equally by some of the most delicate sounds imaginable”, the Encore Saxophone Quartet is the only American chamber music group selected to perform at the prestigious 2019 Lansum International Music Festival.
Formed in 1984 by internationally renowned saxophonist Douglas Masek, the Encore Saxophone Quartet’s wide-ranging repertoire is grouped into exciting shows of familiar repertoire, such as Hollywood and The Great American Songbook, the more erudite Classic Sax and Jazz Sax, or for those who want to hear a little of everything, Encore Eclectic is the program for you!
In addition to Douglas Masek on soprano saxophone, the Quartet includes Ken Foerch on alto, David Brennan on tenor, and Damon Zick on baritone saxophone- all are distinguished soloists and chamber music artists who perform nationally and internationally. Furthermore, they are dedicated educators that lead inspiring and educational outreach programs, coach chamber music, and mentor the next generation of emerging artists.
The Quartet’s unique blending of innovative and diverse programming, along with informal narrative, transports its listeners on a musical journey that exhibits the many colorful possibilities encompassing the sound spectrum of the saxophone in a quartet setting.