Combining the diverse paths of two pairs of Saxophone players, Compass Quartet – Christina Leonard, Jeremy Rose, Matthew Ottignon, Luke Gilmour – form one of the most interesting and dynamic groups to emerge in Australia’s music scene. Inspired by the idea of breaking down barriers between classical music and improvised jazz, Compass takes an innovative and flexible approach to concert programming, combining influences as that are, distinct, new and unusual.

Committed to expanding the context and genre of the Saxophone Quartet, Compass have, and plan to continue to commission new works to be written for collaborations with some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists.

Compass can tailor a program featuring works from early jazz to contemporary art music, with many arrangements and original compositions by band members.