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ABOUT

"Every music festival should bring Ouroboros to their patrons in the summertime. They're awesome and irresistible."

- Vish Khanna, Exclaim!

BIO

Ouroboros is a band with an unconventional make-up and an undeniable entertainment factor. With an arsenal of horns, drums and vocals, these award-winning musicians deliver a dynamic new spin on world and jazz traditions.

 

From carnival-esque originals to Klezmer party jams, the band explores folk influences from West Africa, Eastern Europe and their home of St. John’s, Newfoundland with an emphasis on improvisation.

 

At home in concert halls, clubs and outdoor festivals, Ouroboros is versatile musical force, captivating jazz festival crowds and accompanying international circus artists. Together, Ouroboros write, arrange and perform some of Canada’s most creative and engaging instrumental music.

HIGHLIGHTS

2019

Paddlefest, NB

ECMA Jazz Recording of the Year

Cloggaroo, PEI

2018

MusicNL 2018 Instrumental Recording of the Year

Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, St. John's, NL

Nuit Blanche North, Huntsville, ON

Sunfest, London, ON

Tay Creek Folk Festival, Tay Creek, NB

ECMA Group Recording of the Year Nominee, Halifax, NS

ECMA Sold Out Jazz Showcase, Halifax, NS

ECMA Export Buyers Showcase and Industry Awards Gala, Halifax, NS

Folk Alliance International Official Showcase, Kansas City, MO

2017

Borealis Music Prize Shortlist, St. John's, NL

CAPACOA Showcase, Ottawa, ON

Contact East Showcase, Sydney, NS

Kitchuses Album Release, St. John's, NL

CBC's East Coast Music Hour, St. John's, NL

MusicNL Export Buyers Showcase St. John's, NL

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley Festival Herefordshire, UK

2016

Eastern Canadian Summer Tour

SHORT BIO

Ouroboros is a band with an unconventional make-up and an undeniable entertainment factor. With an arsenal of horns, drums and vocals, these five award-winning musicians deliver a dynamic new spin on world and jazz traditions. From carnival-esque originals to Klezmer party jams, the band explores folk influences around the globe with a thrilling improvisational synergy.

PRESS

“[Ouroboros] have the on-stage presence of the best parade ever. They exude joy without ever seeming caught up in the novelty of what they're doing. The musicians are top shelf and don't seem capable of fucking up.”

                                                                                                     

 -Vish Khanna, Exclaim!  Read More

"A local band as fun as their bio sounds: Wonderbolt Circus house band, Sound Symposium alumni, and receivers of a whopping 9-star review at 2015's Lawnya Vawnya Music Festival."

- Lucas Wall, The Overcast  Read More