The Rowan Farintosh Group
A reunion of bandmates made possible by the holiday season. Don't miss this one!
In-Person + Livestream
7:00pm - 9:00pm Doors at: 5:30pm
$20 advance / $25 door including fees/tax ($15 students at door only)
The Rowan Farintosh Group returns to Hermann’s Jazz club on Wednesday, December 28th! After taking a year off from performing at Hermann’s, Saxophonist Rowan Farintosh is back to perform another exciting night of music featuring some of Victoria’s best musicians. Expect to hear instrumental music rooted in jazz improvisation, while borrowing elements from Funk, Hiphop, and other popular genres.
“Dynamic. Visceral. Tight and free.” - an ecstatic audience member
Rowan is extremely excited to be presenting brand new original music and arrangements of some his favourite songs.
Rowan Farintosh - Saxophone
Owen Chow - Trumpet
Wes Carroll - Guitar
Sam Laramee - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Phil Albert - Bass
Boshko Maric - Drums
“My heart is soaring. Such young artists with so much talent and dedication. I’m so glad and relieved that innovative, powerful jazz is still alive and growing in the musicians of 2020.”
Though comprised completely of Victoria raised members, the band attends post secondary music education institutions across North America, including: Humber College (Toronto), McGill University (Montréal), and Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo)
Rowan Farintosh is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and award-winning performer based on Vancouver Island. Rowan is primarily a jazz musician, however also takes inspiration from contemporary genres like hip-hop, funk, R&B, ambient, and progressive rock. With this diverse set of musical interests, Rowan composes music based in Jazz improvisation that is accessible to people with a wide variety of musical taste. He currently performs regularly with his own quintet at Hermann’s Jazz Club as well as providing a supporting role with popular music groups who perform around Victoria, BC. Currently, Rowan is focusing on completing his Batchelor’s degree in Jazz performance at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo after spending two years at Toronto’s Humber College. During his time in Toronto he studied with world renowned saxophonists, Kirk Macdonald and Alex Dean. Since returning to the Island, Rowan has performed with a plethora of the region’s most acclaimed artists, including Monik Nordine, Phil Albert, Ben Heriques, and Brent Jarvis to name a few. Later in 2023, Rowan is planning his first EP under his own name, following his first sideman release with Marvin Thiele entitled “Mirage”.
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