Momentum-cover-1400x1400 copyFollowing the success of his JUNO-nominated album Identity, baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage continues to deliver his brand of high-octane modern jazz on the new album, Momentum, featuring Will Kennedy of the Yellowjackets.

For this new album, his compositions reflect his childhood fascination with the physical sciences, as he explores the tension between oppositional forces in music and the world around us.  The music is drawn from Beddage’s most diverse range of influences thus far, including New Orleans jazz, R&B, film music and folk songs, providing a musical landscape that is accessible, varied and complex.

Shirantha Beddage – Woodwinds and Keyboards
David Restivo – Piano and Keyboards
Mike Downes – Acoustic Bass
Rich Brown – Electric Bass
Mark Kelso – Drums
Will Kennedy – Drums


Identity (2012)

Identity is the highly antcipated follow-up album from baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage, available on Addo Records. Shirantha’s quartet, featuring Dave Restivo, Mike Downes, and Mark Kelso, is heavily featured on a variety of Shirantha’s original compositions, reflecting a complex mix of emotional states and moods. The record also features special guests Nathan Eklund and Larnell Lewis.  Compositions from this album were selected for the Galaxie Rising Star award at the 2013 Montreal International Jazz Festival.

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L to R: Nathan Eklund, S. Beddage, Mark Kelso, Mike Downes and Dave Restivo. Not pictured: Larnell Lewis

Shirantha Beddage – baritone sax / bass clarinet
Nathan Eklund – trumpet (tracks 1, 4, 5 and 6)
Dave Restivo – piano and Fender Rhodes
Mike Downes – bass
Mark Kelso – drums (all tracks except 2 and 3)
Larnell Lewis – drums (tracks 2 and 3)



Roots and Branches (2007)

Roots and Branches is the debut album from Shirantha Beddage, available through Jazz Excursion Records.  This album features a mix of original compositions influenced by John Coltrane, Chick Corea and many others.  Visit Shirantha’s store to purchase your copy!


Shirantha Beddage – baritone, tenor and soprano saxophones
Michael Stryker – piano
Ryan Kotler – bass
Jared Schonig – drums

Track listing:

1. Turrentrane
2. Nearly There
3. Danushka’s Dance
4.  As The Flower Grows
5. Nightly News
6. Seoul Sister
8. I’ll Be Gone
9. Le Petit Grenouille

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Selected Discography:

John PittmanKinshipSlammin' Media2018 
Brian DickinsonMusic for Jazz OrchestraAddo Records2017
Mark Kelso and the Jazz ExilesElementalsGroovy Drums2017
Shirantha BeddageMomentum (2017 JUNO nominee)Independent2016
Order of Canada BandSweet Canadiana (2017 JUNO nominee)Independent2016
Fawn FritzenPairingsIndependent2016
Miranda SageOn This DayIndependent2016
Mark KelsoMusician First, Drummer Second (DVD)Independent2015
Suzie ArioliSpringArchambault2015
Laila Biali and the Radiance ProjectHouse of Many RoomsIndependent2015
Shirantha Beddage QuintetThe Pretty One (composed for the FX TV series "Fargo")Independent2014
Shirantha Beddage QuintetCoolin' Out (composed for the FX TV series "Fargo")Independent2014
Christian Overton QuintetThe TestIndependent2014
LumanovaMade of LightIndependent2014
Mike DownesIn the CurrentAddo Records2014
Nancy Walker Quintet'Til Now is SecretAddo Records2014
KC Roberts and the Live RevolutionParkdale Funk 2: SidesIndependent2013
Bruce CassidyMy African HeartFikile Music2013
Shirantha BeddageIdentity (2013 Juno nominee: Traditional Jazz Album of the Year)Addo Records2012
Suzana d'AmourSuzana d'AmourIndependent2012
Shirantha BeddageRoots and BranchesJazz Excursion Records2007
King SunshineKing SunshineIndependent2006
Suzana da CamaraSuzana da CamaraIndependent2005
Annemarie RussellThe Finest HourRose Lily Productions2003
CateGroove LifeSylcat2003