As an established young tenor saxophonist at the forefront of the Toronto jazz scene, Austin Bassarath brings a unique, melodic voice to the jazz world. Having played music since taking piano lessons at the tender age of 3, Austin’s love for music spans almost his entire life. Austin’s music and musicianship is immensely informed by his studies with world-class saxophonists Mike Murley, Kirk Macdonald, Kelly Jefferson, Ben Wendel and Dino Govoni.
Today, Austin frequently plays as both a leader and sideman at recognized venues in Toronto including but not limited to: The Rex, The Emmet Ray, 120 Diner, The Jazz Bistro, The Cavern, Annette Studios, The Central, and many more. Austin has also made appearances at numerous venues in Italy and Boston.
He is currently in his final year studying Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Kelly Jefferson, and has previously studied at Berklee College of Music.
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