Chameleon is a wind quintet with multiple wind and brass instruments. Performing a variety of music from classical to jazz or folk.
United by their ability to double / triple on instruments, they formed a group where each member performs on multiple instruments, often within the same piece.
We base our set-up on a traditional wind quintet, replacing French Horn with Saxophone, and each member is principally one of the other four instruments - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon. Our unique range of doubling instruments also means we can transform from a wind quintet to a sax group during a piece.
As there is no existing repertoire for Chameleon, we do our own arrangements (though we would love to collaborate with orchestrators / arrangers / composers for future projects!). This means we can push the boundaries of typical wind ensembles, and can experiment with new combinations of wind instruments.
We have a keen interest in performance and outreach, bringing our music to other people in both the concert hall and in the community.
We arrange our own music, so with enough time we can take requests (talk to us first to see if this is feasible). We have a wide range of repertoire ready to go, including musical theatre, classical, folk, film and jazz standards.