Harrison Argatoff is a Toronto based tenor saxophonist and composer. A recent graduate of The University of Toronto’s jazz program, he strives to create an original musical voice capable of imparting personality, character, and vulnerability. Having grown up a Doukhobor, in the interior of British Columbia, teachings of pacifism, communal music making, and respect for life and nature have deeply affected his personal and artistic endeavors. Harrison is currently focusing on developing a modern approach to music through original composition for a variety of ensembles, and also for solo performance. Harrison’s music combines the study of many musics, including free improvised music, traditional jazz music, and contemporary classical music.
Newly Released Song:
“What Will Be Left”
Ian McGimpsey and Harrison Argatoff
From our upcoming album “Ontario 559 West”, which releases August 28, 2020
Toronto Streets Tour
Released May 9th
This album captures the essence of the 2019 “Toronto Streets Tour” project, in which I performed 30 consecutive solo concerts on the streets of Toronto.
Recorded under a bridge, this solo saxophone album is made up of nine original compositions and two traditional songs. Read more about the project here.