Encore Saxophone Quartet


"Dean of Los Angeles saxophonists, Douglas Masek, created the Encore Saxophone Quartet with this town's top players. They share their love for the repertoire with the audience in concerts that are in equal measures artistically inspired and entertaining."
-Jim Eninger, Chamber Music Newsletter for Southern California
"Doug Masek's superb saxophone artistry and our musical friendship have graced the LACMA stage and enhanced Sundays Live for over 30 years- These days there are many upcoming saxophone quartets, but Masek's Encore is my go-to ensemble for their sheer artistry and musical perfection. Among the many distinguished ensembles performing regularly on Sundays Live, none is more welcome than the Encore Saxophone Quartet."
- Bill Vestal, Artistic Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Sundays Live series
"Always a full house and delighted audience when the Encore Saxophone Quartet joins us for our Live! at the Museum series"
- Laguna Beach Live
"...masterful techniques and their dazzling runs thrilled the audience and laudable exponents of American Jazz...audience demands two encores."
Santa Ynez Valley News, Los Olivos, CA
"The concert at the Encinitas Library was a great success and the audience was enthralled by the uniqueness of the ensemble and the artistry of the performers. It was a delight for all."
Cultural Arts Division, City of Encinitas
"Fallbrook Music Society has had the privilege of hosting Encore Saxophone Quartet a couple of times over the past several years. Incredibly talented, the ensemble performs just about everything, from great classical works to Gershwin to Glenn Miller. The quartet is unique, fun and gives audiences of all ages a real twist on old favorites. Our patrons loved Encore Saxophone Quartet and I would highly, highly recommend them to anyone!!"
- Ann Murray, Executive Director, Fallbrook Music Society
"Masek, music-what a gem. A memorable performance with exquisite phrasing by all four players"
The Pretoria News, South Africa
"Masters of the saxophone, impressing their listeners not only by brilliant virtuosity but equally by some of the most delicate sounds imaginable"
Artscape, Cape Town, South Africa
"Amazing display of virtuosity with enviable clarity of articulation"
The Herald, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
"Professional excellence of all four players."
The Citizen, Johannesburg, South Africa
"Very professional, excellent ensemble to feature in any concert series as well as in outreach programs. The love and pride for their instruments and performing is very engaging. Thoughtful repertoire choice. Fun to watch and joy to listen."
-Laura Schmieder, iPalpiti Artists International
"...sheer exuberance, eloquent playing and imaginative programming"
Herald Examiner, Los Angeles