Tariq Amery, a graduate from the Bachelor of Music program at Carleton University has been playing flute since he was six and saxophone since he was fourteen. He’s studied performance and composition extensively with private teachers specializing in styles ranging from the Suzuki flute method, to twelve tone composition; teachers such as internationally renowned guitarist and composer Roddy Elias, Robert Cram of the NAC orchestra, Juno award winner Jesse Stewart, Humber Colleges’ Jeff King and Ottawa local sax guru Mike Tremblay. He’s also received instruction through clinics from masters such as Toronto Philharmonic’s Christopher Lee, Jane Bunnett, Jazz legend Dave Liebman, Flute-boxer Greg Patillo and the list goes on.
Tariq has been playing music professionally in Ottawa now since 2011, having performed with local talent such as Three Little Birds, Erin Saoirse Adair, Harea Band, Rommel Ribeiro Band, Blast From The Sun, Capital Jazz Youth Orchestra and other select jazz ensembles. He’s also played at festivals: Ottawa’s Jazzfest, Festival Franco-Ontarien and London Ontario’s Sunfest.