Music: Bren Rowan
Brent is a performer, director, composer and educator of music. A Guelph based saxophonist, who also plays flute, clarinet and other woodwind instruments, Brent performs in a wide variety of musical collaborations; including 2009 Juno Nominated Eccodek, Big Bands, small jazz combos, classical chamber groups and creative music ensembles. Brent has performed and recorded all across Canada and the UK at music festivals in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and London England to name a few. He has released two recordings of his own compositions; “It’s About Time” in 2006 and “IZ” in 2012. Brent composes and arranges music for the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble as well as for his small improvisation groups. Brent is the founding director of the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble and the New Horizons Band for Guelph. He is also the conductor of the Cambridge Concert band and the assistant conductor of the Guelph Concert Band. In 2011 Brent became a Nobel Instruments of Canada Jazz artist performing regularly on their Baritone Saxophone.