Ingrid Stitt (saxophonist, pianist, educator) was born into a musical family in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada, and began playing the saxophone early in life. She studied at McGill University in Montreal, obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree there, before embarking on a full-time playing career which saw her working in Montreal and Toronto for the next few years with a variety of performers including Charlie Biddle, Tommy Banks, Bo Diddley, Slim Williams.
“Since moving to Vancouver, Ingrid has formed her own jazz group and is a member of Sonny’s Cousin; a hard bop sextet featuring Dan Hersog and Rod Murray. She also plays with The Legacy Jazz Orchestra under the leadership of Fred Stride and Michael Kim. For more than a decade, Ingrid has also been one of the resident group of musicians who accompany The Good Noise Vancouver Gospel choir.
This Sunday, Ingrid will perform with a fine quartet of Jazz Vespers regulars including Nick Peck, Conrad Good and Nino DiPasquale. But, mostly, you will be inspired by Ingrid’s graceful phrasing and her beautiful, warm sound.
Even though Ingrid has loved playing the saxophone since she was 10, her influences from Paul Desmond and Cannonball Adderly will be front and centre.”