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Driftwood Quintet: Tiny Desert Concert

By Kaely Monahan, Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 3:21pm
Updated: Friday, November 25, 2022 - 10:16am

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It’s time now for a Tiny Desert Concert. It’s a series where we bring local Arizona bands and musicians into the KJZZ studios to play a couple of songs and talk about their music.

Today we hear from Driftwood Quintet — a five-person chamber music group. Unlike the classic chamber ensemble which typically included string instruments or horns, Driftwood Quintet features only reed-based instruments like the oboe and clarinet.

Blending a traditional classical music with a large helping of newly created songs, Driftwood pushes the boundaries of what classical music can be by mixing Mozart with modern compositions.

The Show spoke with the quintet’s executive director and bass clarinet player, Dominique Holley. They started off by talking about how Driftwood works to blend genres and music types into something wholly new in their concerts.

Discover more about Driftwood Quintet on their website.

Driftwood Quintet
Driftwood Quintet

This performance was filmed at KJZZ's youth media center, SPOT 127.

If you’re in a band or know of one you’d like to hear on air, send us a note at [email protected].

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