Teaches: Saxophone, Clarinet, and Piano
Teaching Philosophy: My approach to teaching all instruments is to achieve an
excellent sound or tone. With a good sound and articulation, students are then
helped to learn jazz or classical pieces while paying attention to these primary
Greatest Music Influences: My greatest music influences are the music of saxophonists
John Coltrane and Steve Lacy and composers Bela Bartok and Arnold Schoenberg.
When I’m not making music: I’m skiing, hiking or eating good food.
Current Music Projects: I play music with a number of excellent jazz ensembles in
Maine and NYC. Upcoming concerts at Blue the second Sat of each month at 8 PM
include the music of the late trumpeter composer Kenny Wheeler.
Favorite place in Maine: Morse Mountain
To learn more: www.titusabbott.com
Titus Abbott has been teaching saxophone and clarinet for more than two decades. He holds a B.Mus. in classical composition techniques from the University of Montreal. He studied clarinet at the University of Ottawa followed by jazz studies on saxophone at Humber College, Toronto under the tutelage of saxophonist Pat Labarbera. He has also studied with jazz greats Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Steve Coleman, Muhal Richard Abrams and Roscoe Mitchell.
Titus has performed as leader and sideman in various ensembles in Canada, Europe and the US. Since arriving in Maine in 2002 Titus has led his own groups and collaborations include performances with the outstanding pianists Curtis Clark and Frank Carlberg and the late Oud Master Al Gardner.
He is active in the local music scene leading the Titus Abbott Collective and collaborating in the Happenstance Quartet.