Bands of MST

Mary-Sue Tobin (MST) is involved in more bands and projects than can be counted. But, here is a list of three of the more venerable ensembles she plays a leading role in.


The Quadraphonnes

Passionate about the saxophone, its characteristics and possibilities, The Quadraphonnes are adventurous! These strong, talented, ladies break the boundaries of the saxophone quartet with their mighty chops, tantalizing grooves, soaring solos and dynamic vocals. Covering a variety of musical styles from jazz-funk-pop, to avant-garde, gypsy-punk and classical, the Quads put on a great show!


The MSQ - Mary Sue quintet

The MSQuintet is led by saxophonist Mary-Sue Tobin (The Quadraphonnes, PJCE, Rebirth of the Cool and others), an esteemed member of the Portland jazz community. Active in many musical projects as a performer and band-leader, Mary-Sue is excited to introduce the latest version of the MSQuintet, featuring some of the original members as well as a couple of new additions.


Rebirth of the cool

David Watson is Re-Birthing The Cool: Bebop N Beyond, plays the original music of ‘The Birth Of The Cool’ written by Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis/Gil Evans, Chet Baker, Dave Pell and Bill Holman plus the hip arrangements of Pete Petersen and originals by David Watson.

Additional bands and projects over the years include:

Eugene Reggae All Stars


Dub Squad

DK Stewart

Snow Bud and the Flower People

Chris Newman

Loud Sistah

MST and the A List


Paxselin Quartet

Andrew Oliver Sextet

Sound for the Organization of Society

Noah Bernstein Six

Industrial Jazz Group

Soul Vaccination

Patrick Lamb

Ellen Whyte

John Bunzo

The Fun Machine

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble

Portland Jazz Orchestra

Art Abrams Big Band

Lily Wilde Orchestra

The Let’s Dance Band

The Border Patrol Big Band

Oregon Symphony Pops

Dan Duval Sextet

Rhythm Dogs


Joy Tribe

The Midnight Seven

Esperanza Spalding

Tom Sandall




Bobby Caldwell

Garcia Birthday Band

Jerry Joseph Band

Debra Arlyn & the Goodness

Redray Frazier

The Next Waltz

Andrew Durkin Group

Billy Shears Orchestra

Tony Starlight’s Orchestra

Pete Peterson’s Sextet


Harry James Ghost Orchestra