Dialectica is an all-female saxophone quartet from Toronto. With both jazz and classical saxophonists, Dialectica explores a new musical identity through the fusion of these two genres.
Can the world handle more than one female saxophonist in one place?
Formed in 2015, Dialectica plays a unique repertoire of all-original, Canadian music by saxophonist/composer Shannon Graham and Mexican-Canadian composer Javier Vazquez, in a style that combines jazz, classical, and Latin music.
Dialectica has found its place among jazz festivals and classical music series. Performance highlights include the Toronto Jazz Festival, Music Gallery’s X Avant Festival, Music Mondays series at Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Intersection new music festival at Yonge and Dundas square.
Can the saxophone find a new identity beyond the days of Careless Whisper and Baker Street?
They released their self-titled debut record in April 2018. Dialectica appears in Canadian film maker Atom Egoyan’s new film “Guest of Honour” which premiered in September 2019 at Toronto International Film Festival. The first track of their record, “The Puppetmaster” plays an important role in the story.
Dialectica’s mission is to challenge the assumptions people make about the saxophone, saxophonists, and the arbitrary divisions between genres of music.