The Titus Abbott Collective

Titus Abbott, composer and Bates saxophone faculty member, presents his Collective that features drummer Michael Sarin and bassist Sean Conly who are both integral members of New York City’s genre-bending jazz and improvisation community.

Over the past 25 years Titus has presented music that although steeped in the history of jazz pushes the limits and finds a place of unique expression. Titus was born in Canada in 1960 studying jazz saxophone and jazz and classical composition in Ottawa, Toronto and London, UK. His groups Delawareness, The Titus Abbott Collective and the Happenstance Quintet have performed at venues and festivals in the US, Canada and Europe. Notable collaborations include performing with pianists Frank Carlberg, Curtis Clark, Mary Anne Driscoll, Mike Effenberger – drummers Luther Gray, Noel Brennan, RJ Miller, Michael Sarin – bassists George Koller, Jim Lyden, Pascal Niggenkemper, Ross Gallagher and the late Oud master Al Gardner.

The Titus Abbott Collective:

Titus Abbott, saxophones & bass clarinet

Sean Conly, bass

Michael Sarin, percussion


Pinker – Titus Abbott

Egret Reflection – Titus Abbott

Kyiv – Titus Abbott

Tough Words – Titus Abbott

Mushi Mushi – Dewey Redman

Church In the East – Titus Abbott

Coddiwomple – Titus Abbott

Night Bird Song – Thomas Chapin/Mario Pavone

Tangible Mystery – Titus Abbott