B i o g r a p h y
Titus Abbott is a US based saxophonist and composer. He is dedicated to finding contemporary expression in jazz while honoring its rich tradition. His compositions are characterized by intricate melodies, harmonies and rhythms that are an invitation to close listening. Specializing in soprano saxophone, Titus balances his repertoire as a multi-instrumentalist on alto and tenor saxophones and bass clarinet.
As an improviser and composer Titus has worked and recorded with a wide range of collaborators from his native Canada to Europe and the US. These include Graham Collier, Eddie Pévost, The Grand Union Orchestra, Ashley Maher, George Koller, Frank Carlberg, Pascal Niggenkemper, Michael Sarin, Marilyn Lerner, Curtis Clark, Nate McBride, Luther Gray, Sean Conly and many others performing at venues, concert halls and jazz festivals worldwide.
New music composition and film music composition are also part of the fabric of Titus’ career which include composer credits on films by Louis Pascal Couvelaire, Thiago DaCosta, Louis Frederick and recent World Premieres of his compositions “Liminal Moment” for Two Pianos and Percussion and “The Gardener Trio” a middle eastern music influenced chamber work for piano, clarinet and violin as part of a concert to commemorate the Armenian Genocide.
Titus is an educator teaching at Bowdoin and Bates College and the University of Maine at Augusta. He has dedicated himself to helping young musicians develop a personal sound on their instruments and as composers teaching saxophone, clarinet, jazz ensembles, composition, jazz history and theory.