The Marc Holt Quintet is a Saskatoon-based group of passionate young jazz musicians exploring and putting their own spin on classic standards and new arrangements. The quintet has a taste for swing, ballads, and the blues along with some funk and contemporary jazz. Led by baritone saxophonist Marc Holt, the quintet recorded their first EP together in December of 2013, called ‘The Majestic Sessions’ and after a few small shows as a trio or quartet, they made their full band debut at the 2014 Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. Marc is backed up by pianist Bryn Becker, guitarist Michael Stankowski, bassist Nevin Buehler, and drummer Nathan Abramyk.
For both private and public events, the band can scale down to a duo, trio, or quartet to fit the needs of any budget or space. In these configurations the band is chosen from any of the five members.
Nevin Buehler was born and raised in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and has been playing bass for over 10 years.
Michael Stankowski was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He began studying the guitar at the age of nine.
Dylan began to play drums when he was thirteen years of age. His parents bought him a drum kit after relentless banging on whatever objects he could find.
Bryn started on the piano when he moved to Saskatoon in 1999. Eight years of classical training was followed by a crash course in jazz and he never looked back.