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Once again, I've let it get too long in between my posts online.  So much to share!  

As most of you the Baritone Madness album was launched officially this September 13, 2019.  It's been an exciting time for me and the band as reviews and radio play have occurred.  Most notable have been our #1 in Canada debut on the radio charts, as well as #1 for the month of October in Canada.  We've also been overjoyed to get as high as #11 on the US NACC charts, sharing the top 20 with legends of jazz like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Stan Getz.  If you haven't already done so, it is available on all of the major streaming sites.  Of course we would appreciate a download purchase of any type over streaming, but we would like to have our music played far and wide. FYI, if you purchase one track it is the equivalent of around 180-200 streams.  

Also exciting is Baritone Madness will be presenting a Christmas show on December 14, 2019 at the Ironwood Stage and Grill starting at 9:00pm.  Cover is $20 and the Ironwood is an all ages venue.  It will be all new material as we didn't have a Christmas playlist. Pat, Gareth and I are feverishly writing some fun new X-Mas arrangements to share.  I personally can't wait to see the reaction to my fun take on Jingle Bells and The Little Drummer Boy.  

One final thing to share, I will be hosting the Kawa Jazz Jam on Saturday November 30th from 3-6pm.  It's a free event so come and say hello and maybe sit in for a song.  


I'll be starting a regular post every Wednesday from now through the New Year.  There won't always be much to say, but I'll be keeping my website a bit more updated. Feel free to reach out and ask questions either by commenting or reach out via the Contact link.


Keith O'Rourke is a born and raised Albertan. Growing up in Calgary, Keith developed a love for music fostered by many gifted teachers. Since returning to Calgary in 2008, Keith is now a recognizable figure in the jazz community and he adds his own unique voice to many projects. He is currently leading his own quartet (the Keith O’Rourke Quartet), coleading Baritone Madness with Pat Belliveau and Gareth Bane, as well as co-leading a quintet with fellow Calgarian, Andre Wickenheiser in the Past Present Quintet. He has been involved with numerous projects and played in concerts with nearly every major jazz artist in Calgary. 

Aside from his performances Keith also maintains an active schedule teaching private students and small group workshops. He enjoys passing on his knowledge and fostering a love of music to the next generation of players.

Please stop by and say hello at a live concert or contact me here if you are looking for saxophone for any occasion or music lessons. 

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