The Quirk Duo is saxophonists Sarah Markham and Kenneth Wilkinson. They are comfortable on any saxophone, playing sopranino to bass saxophones in any combination.

Recent performances have included
Paganini Lost by Jun Nagao for two alto saxophones and piano, On Repeats by Nick Rich for saxophones and video, and an arrangement of Foxy Music by Philippe Geiss for two saxophones, marimba and piano (featuring ‘beatbox sax’).

Between them they have a performing career spanning sixty years, enjoying many genres including solo recitals, opera, orchestral, jazz, pop and chamber music. The Quirk Duo is a distillation of those experiences, an exploration of possibilities.

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The Quirk saxophone quartet is made up of four like-minded saxophonists:

Sarah Markham - soprano
Kenneth Wilkinson - alto
Chris Jolly - tenor
Sarah Hind - baritone

The quartet is based in Huddersfield, home to the annual
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and welcomes collaboration with composers.

Currently, two of the members, Kenneth Wilkinson and Chris Jolly, are composing works for the quartet for an upcoming performance. One includes video and audio, the other extended techniques and loop pedals.

Quirk are joined by Debbie Scherer playing sopranino saxophone and Sarah Jobson on bass saxophone to form a sextet featuring the saxophone family. This versatile ensemble covers a range of six octaves:

Debbie Scherer - sopranino
Sarah Markham - soprano
Kenneth Wilkinson - alto
Chris Jolly - tenor
Sarah Hind - baritone
Sarah Jobson - bass

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