Riot Squad – Biography
The Halifax, Nova Scotia based band, Jamie Gatti’s Riot Squad has been blowing away audiences since 2010. The band has been playing at Stayners Wharf bar on a regular basis, as well as at The Halifax Jazz Festival. With their unique instrumental sound, this tour-de-force Jazz/Jam ensemble takes listeners on a new journey every night. Steeped in the genres of Jazz/Funk/Rock/Exploratory music the band performs original music. Music that continues to challenge them.
“On the Halifax jazz scene, we now have our own super team of top players coming together to blast our ears with the power of funk and fusion as bassist Jamie Gatti assembles his quintet Riot Squad.” Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald
This powerful Quintet consists of Chris Mitchell – saxes, Rick Waychesko – trumpet, Geordie Haley – guitar, David Burton – drums and Jamie Gatti – bass. All are first call session vets on the East Coast music scene.
Riot Squad performed music from their first CD Warped released June 12, 2012 to a jam packed club of enthusiastic listeners. The band premiered at the 2010 Halifax Jazz Festival.