The Steve Giltrow Quartet is a dynamic group of musicians that combine the talents of Saxophonist/composer Ken Grunenberg acoustic bassist Boyd Norman, drummer John Rule and guitarist/composer Steve Giltrow.
The group which has been a working unit for a number of years is dedicated to performing original music such as Labyrinth, For Your Eyes and Lisa as well as their unique arrangements of standards.
Who are they?
Ken has played sax in various jazz and r&b situations since his early teens. He currently plays regularly with the Coast Jazz Group of Seven and the Steve Giltrow Quartet.
Boyd is now in his fifth decade of making music. A child of the sixties, he began playing in folky coffee houses and garage bands. His musical path has taken him through rock, celtic, big band, gypsy jazz and bluegrass.
John has been a student of the 50′s and 60′s since he first heard Art Blakey’s “Indestructible”. He started out playing blues and R&B thirty years ago. In the late 80’s focused on original music with Canadian art rock band Bobs Your Uncle and currently with Vancouver ’s the Colorifics. John has a B. Mus from U.B.C.
Steve has been playing guitar since he was seven years old. He has performed duos with some of the top musicians in Vancouver including Bill Coon, Karin Plato, Jennifer Scott, Kate Hammett Vaughan and Jodi Proznick, He has worked with various quartets and big bands.
Where have they performed?
The Steve Giltrow Quartet (aka The Cedar Groove Quartet) has performed standards and original music at the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival and The Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival. The have also performed with singer /actress Jenny Le Gon Juno nominees Karin Plato and Kate Hammett-Vaughan as well as Jennifer Scott and Melody Daichan.
They have played at a number of venues on the Sunshine Coast as well as on Galiano Island and at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver.
Steve has written for and performed in various ensembles on the Sunshine Coast B.C. over the past twenty years. These include solo, duos, trios, quartets and concert bands. He has performed with his quartet on the Gulf Islands at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver and a number of times at both the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival and Gibsons Jazz Festivals. He has also produced and performed in concerts with Jennifer Scott, Melody Daichun and Juno nominated musicians Karin Plato and Kate Hammet-Vaughan.He has also performed with National Jazz Award Bassist Jody Proznik and National Jazz Award Guitarist Bill Coon.
Steve has been playing the guitar since he was seven years old. After several years of lessons in Classical guitar he began studying Rock, Blues and Pop under a number of different teachers. For the past twenty years he has been studying Jazz guitar most notably under the ’2009 National Jazz Award Guitarist’ Bill Coon. Steve is in demand as an educator and has been teaching various styles of guitar to students of all ages and levels on the Sunshine Coast for the past twenty years.