Saxophonist Mike Murley and guitarist David Occhipinti began playing in and around Toronto as a duo in 1999. The intimate musical rapport that they developed during this period led to their eventual recording of the Duologue CD in November of 2002. This critically acclaimed recording was nominated for a Juno Award, a national jazz award and a Canadian Music “Indie” award in 2004.
They often tour in Canada. They have twice performed at the Atlantic Jazz festival in Halifax (2000 and 2005).
Duologue features Mike and David in a very intimate setting for what Geoff Chapman of the Toronto Star described as:
" …the mood is far tougher than mellow. It's a type of chamber jazz with a sharp edge, with pleasing unison passages and frequent fine solos."


Mike Murley - saxophone

Canadian saxophonist Mike Murley has emerged as one of the country's finest jazz artists. His critically-acclaimed work as a leader and a sideman has placed him at the forefront of Canada's jazz scene for more than a decade. Since winning the Juno Award in 1991 for his “Two Sides" album, Murley has appeared on eight other Juno award-winning recordings.

Murley has released six critically acclaimed recordings as a leader. His "Extra Time" CD was voted album of the year at the 2005 National Jazz Awards. His trio CD, "Live at the Senator" won the 2002 Juno Award in the best mainstream jazz album category. Murley was a four-time recipient of the Jazz Report Award for tenor saxophonist of the year during the 1990s and more recently received the National Jazz Award for saxophonist of the year in 2002, 2004, and 2005.

David Occhipinti - guitar

Guitarist/composer David Occhipinti has three CD's featuring his own
compositions: David Occhipinti (1997) and Syzygy (1999) and Intersection (2003). His latest CD was described as: "It's definitely music for today, streamlined yet atmospheric...a listener hears the rare but gratifying combination of lyricism and cutting edge music."
David studied in New York with the legendary guitarist Jim Hall during the mid 1990’s. David has toured in Canada, the US, Europe and Japan.
David Occhipinti teaches guitar at Humber College and at the University of Toronto.
He is currently working on a string quartet which is to be performed by the Madawaska String Quartet in 2006. During that same year he plans on releasing his fourth CD as a leader.