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Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux

When:
November 19, 2016 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
2016-11-19T20:30:00-10:00
2016-11-19T23:30:00-10:00
Cost:
$18

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Nachoff’s writing is “bold, diverse and filled with compelling counterpoint.” – James Hale, DownBeat

NYC-based Canadian saxophonist and composer Quinsin Nachoff “is one of the truly bright younger jazz minds” (Globe and Mail). Nachoff has been colliding genres since his 2006 debut, Magic Numbers, which melded a jazz trio with a string quartet. He’s since composed music for a variety of ensembles, including the Penderecki String Quartet, the Turning Point Ensemble, and the Cecilia String Quartet, as well as his own Horizons Ensemble, Quiescence Quartet, the Pyramid Project and the FoMo quartet.  As a sideman he’s performed and/or recorded with Kenny Werner, Howard Johnson, Tim Hagans, Kenny Wheeler and Don Thompson among others. He has coached at the Banff Centre for the Arts and taught at the University of Toronto and Humber College, as well as serving as artist-in-residence at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia. On his most recent recording Flux, Nachoff explores the elusive terrain between modern jazz and contemporary classical, between the cerebral and the organic.  Flux creates a fervently original sound that evokes bold, incisive playing from a singularly innovative quartet. It’s “a pure, bracing through-provoking music… cliché- and convention-free,” says Peter Hum in the Ottawa Citizen of the group’s debut concert. Jazz Magazine in France gave the recording 4-stars, calling Quinsin “a brilliant virtuoso musician.” The music has “an intensity and modernity, a brashness and in-your-face confidence of delivery,” notes All About Jazz. “Flux overflows with great resourcefulness, becoming a distinct echo of modernity and inspiration.” Jazz Trail

Quinsin Nachoff – Saxophone

David Binney -Saxophone

Matt Mitchell -Piano, keyboards

Kenny Wollesen – Drums

Here is video teaser from Flux