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Mon. June 26th 2006
Performance Works (All Ages)
Bruce Freedman Quartet
Sat. July 2nd 2005
Jazz at the Roundhouse w/ U.K. Sextet, Arguelles/Lachance/Arai, Campbell Ryga/Frank Marocco Quintet, John Korsrud's Electric Sextet, Bruce Freedman Quartet, Sharon Minemoto Quintet
Fri. December 3rd 2004
1067 (All Ages)
Bruce Freedman Quartet, Bruce Freedman, Rod Murray, Clyde Reed, Stan Taylor
Fri. October 1st 2004
1067 (All Ages)
Bruce Freedman Quartet, Bruce Freedman, Clyde Reed, Rod Murray, Stan Taylor
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Bruce Freedman Quartet

from Vancouver BC
Broken Up - Confirmed: Apr. 15, 2014 (Archived)

Contact Details
Bruce Freedman
Tenor, Alto, Soprano Saxophones


Bruce Freedman has been playing on the creative jazz scene in Vancouver, since 1973. He is one of the strongest improvisers on the Vancouver scene. Influenced by John Coltrane, Jimmy Lyons, and that era, his music is always intense, fresh, and from the heart. He has performed in Europe, the USA and in festivals across Canada including annual engagements at the DuMaurier Jazz Festival, in a variety of situations. As well as working as leader of his own groups, 'Chief Feature' and 'The Bruce Freedman Quartet', collaborations have included performances and recordings with Claude Ranger, Paul Plimley, Francouis Houle, Hugh Fraser, and a series of projects as a long term member with the 'New Orchestra Workshop Orchestra' with George Lewis, Barry Guy, Rene Lussier, Butch Morris, Wadada Leo Smith, and others.

In September 2000 as a member of the NOW Orchestra, with special guest artist - the legendary trombonist/composer George Lewis embarked on a well-received five-city Canadian tour to Guelph, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver. In 2002 they performed to critical acclaim at the Chicago Jazz Festival with guest soloists including Roscoe Mitchell and Fred Anderson. A few weeks later they performed at the Berlin Jazz Festival, the Bim Haus inAmsterdam. and some engagements in Austria.

Bruce is currently focusing on alto sax and soprano sax.

He is also currently writing for and performing with his new quartet. The Bruce Freedman Quartet features Bruce, Rod Murray on trombone, Clyde Reed on bass and Stan Taylor on drums.
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Last Lineup

Bruce FreedmanSaxophones
Rod MurrayTrombone
Clyde ReedBass
Stan Taylordrums
Status: Broken Up
- Last confirmed Apr. 15, 2014