The band SAINT “O” has been taking audiences on an intercontinental musical journey to Asia,Europe and the Middle East. The group originated in Toronto in the nineties performing at such venues as “The Bamboo,PWD”s and Ontario Place,but soon the international market came calling and the band signed it’s first contract to perform in Korea in 1996. Subsequent tours followed to Hong Kong (for the famous handover festivities) Thailand,China,Macau,Indonesia,Spain Russia,Japan,Singapore and a host of other countries during their 15 year musical hiatus.
The band has recently returned to Canada and have switched musical genres doing what they love best by fusing Caribbean rhythms with the jazz idiom. Led by their drummer and master percussionist Jermaine St.Omer,the Canadian faction of the group boasts some of the Caribbean’s best instrumentalists who have now made Canada their home.
The Newmarket Jazz Festival is pleased to introduce a fantastic band and we hope you will support them as they perform around Canada.