Naomi McCarroll-Butler is a saxophonist, clarinetist and composer living in Toronto.
She leads two of her own groups: saxophone duo The Silent Shout (with Patrick Smith, debut release incoming June 2019) and The Band Named Crow, a large improvising ensemble that premiers music based on the surreal worlds of Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. She is also a member of the folk group decoration day.
Naomi is an active side musician in many overlapping scenes of Toronto, playing with The Tortoise Orchestra (Mingjia Chen), Kontraband Kollektif (Lieke Van der Voort), the Kohen Hammond Chamber Ensemble, the Element Choir, and many others. She has also worked as an arranger, storyteller and performer with the Polaris-Prize nominated Queer Songbook Orchestra, a Toronto based 12-piece chamber pop ensemble dedicated to exploring and uplifting queer narrative in pop music.
Contact me for inquiries regarding teaching, clinics, composition, arranging, etc.