“Creatively adventurous and musically dexterous, Level Up shows limitless potential for Mary Ancheta whether she follows the lead or takes the lead. ” Northern Transmissions
- In-person event
Mary Ancheta Quartet is based out of Vancouver, BC. Keyboardist Mary Ancheta is a Canadian / Filipina artist who steps into the spotlight with her genre-bending, organic, modern take on jazz and electro-funk. Inspired by the likes of Squarepusher, The Meters, John Scofield, and Prince, Ancheta knows what’s up when it comes to arresting melodies and irresistible grooves with Trent Otter on drums, Dominic Conway on sax, and Matt Reid on bass.
Encompassing her experience in film scoring, Ancheta seeks to tap into raw-fuelled moments favouring grittiness over perfection. The Mary Ancheta Quartet will perform songs from their highly anticipated debut EP, Level Up. Last summer, they played on the Mainstage to Jazz Festival audiences all across Canada alongside Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Sun Ra Arkestra, Domi & JD Beck, Melody Gardot, and more.