Creating original music combining the experiences of jazz musicians living in Canada and Scandinavia, The North is a quartet led by two of Canada’s finest jazz musicians, multi-Juno Award winners and long-time collaborators David Braid piano and Mike Murley saxophone. The formidable Scandinavian rhythm section of Danish drummer Anders Mogensen and Finnish bassist Johnny Åman complete the quartet.
All leaders in their own right, these musicians share common roots in the jazz tradition while reaching forward as improvisers and composers. Their music reflects their personal and cultural experiences, from images of Murley’s native Nova Scotia through the lens of a Coltrane influence, to wide-ranging suites showcasing the compositional skills that have brought Braid international acclaim.
The group performs in Victoria at Hermann’s Jazz Club as part of their cross-Canada tour celebrating the recent recording of their debut album The North in Copenhagen.