The Roy Styffe Quartet has been together for three years and has performed at the TOSH music series in Qualicum Beach, Frankie’s in Vancouver, Hermann’s in Victoria, the Lighthouse in Nanaimo and has had several engagements on Salt spring Island and Victoria. The quartet is led by Roy on saxes, Bill Coon, guitar, Ken Lister on bass, and Buff Allen on drums.
The quartet has already created a unique collective voice, drawing from the inspiration of Traditional Jazz as well as free and modern stylings. This has led to an exciting and fresh approach to standard song structures and a group love for the mystery and beauty of melodic, swinging Jazz.
The Quartet has recorded a CD, called ‘Stories within Stories’ and plan to deepen and explore this material as well as exploring straight ahead Jazz themes in a West coast and unconventional way.