Biography

Angela Morris is a saxophonist-composer rapidly making her presence felt in the Brooklyn music community since she transplanted from her native Toronto in 2011.

Morris has performed across the US, Canada, the UK, and Europe. A multi-instrumentalist, she has contributed saxophone, violin, flute, clarinet, and vocals to jazz/avant/improvised, indie/pop, and new music performances and recordings. Morris received her Masters degree from the City University of New York where she studied with Darcy James Argue. She is a Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient and member of the BMI Composers’ Workshop.

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photo by Lindsay Beyerstein

Her band Rallidae, featuring vocalist Alex Samaras, will release their first full-length album “Turned, and Was” in 2016, following on the heels of their EP Paper Birds, which AllAboutJazz called “an exceptional debut by and exciting and innovative new band.”

Morris composes for 18-piece big band, and has premiered the works with the Morris/Webber Big Band, co-lead by fellow Canadian expat tenor saxophonist Anna Webber.

The Toren-Morris-Taddeo Trio aka TMT, featuring piano (Cat Toren), tenor saxophone (Angela Morris), and drums (Anthony Taddeo) plays original jazz compositions. The trio’s arrangements for this bass-free instrumentation showcase the chamber music character of the piano and explore the extension of the roles of all three instruments. They recently a live album during their second tour of the Midwestern US.