Thank to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts a new bigband commission from the Toronto Jazz Orchestra will be premiered on May 11, 2013 at the Rex in Toronto (3:30-6:30pm) - Time Entwined.
This piece was workshopped at the BMI Composer’s Workshop in NYC with the guidance of Jim McNeely and Mike Holober.
Gearing up for a Canadian tour in March with Forward Motion featuring:
Russ Johnson - trumpet
Andy Milne - keys
Dan Weiss - drums
QN - sax & compositions
Sat., March 17 – 9:30pm @ The Rex, Toronto, Ontario
Sun., March 18 – 2:00pm @ The Wilson Room, Kingston Public Library, Kingston, Ontario
Mon., March 19 - Workshop (tba) Kingston, Ontario
Tues., March 20 – 9:00pm @ Tonic Tavern, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wed., March 21 – 12:00pm Concert & Workshop @ Bedford Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Thurs., March 22 – 9:00pm @ Beatniq, Calgary, Alberta
Fri., March 23 – 9:00pm @ Cultural Centre Black Box Theatre, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Sat., March 24 - 9:00pm @ Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, Alberta
Sun., March 25 – 8:00pm @ Cellar Jazz Club, Vancouver, BC
Mon., March 26 – 8:00pm Concert & Workshop @ Victoria Island University, Nanaimo, BC
Spread the word and hit up a show!
Had a great time playing at the Ottawa Winterlude JazzFest this year-
Flux (w/ Dave Binney, Matt Mitchell & Kenny Wollesen) got some nice press from Peter Hum of the Ottawa Citizen with a preview and review of the show.
“a pure, bracing, thought provoking music…cliche-and convention-free”
“advanced and viscerally hard-hitting original music”
Also a blog interview with Artistic Director Petr Cancura.
So a bunch of fun projects on the go at the moment:
Wednesday, Dec 14th, 2011
8:30 pm - 1 set
Quinsin Nachoff’s Pyramid Project:
Music for Brass Quintet, drums & saxophone.
A NY-premier of a suite commissioned by Australian trumpeter Peter Knight, plus selected other QN works.
Ralph Alessi - Trumpet
Shane Endsley - Trumpet
John Clark - French Horn
Ryan Keberle - Trombone
Joe Exley - Tuba
Dan Weiss - Drums
QN - Sax & Compositions
617 Venderbilt, Brooklyn, NY
Monday, Jan 9th, 2012
8:30pm 1 set
Quinsin Nachoff’s FLUX:
Some new music for a new electric project. Our debut performance will be:
Dave Binney - Alto Sax
QN - Tenor Sax & Compositions
Matt Mitchell - Fender Rhodes
Kenny Wollesen - Drums
@Cornelia St Cafe
29 Cornelia St, NY, NY
Also to look ahead FLUX will be:
Doing a workshop at Humber College in Toronto Fri Jan 20 4:15pm
Playing at The Rex in Toronto on Jan 21 & 22 9:30pm 2 sets
Playing in Montreal at the Upstairs on Feb 2
And as part of the Ottawa Jazz Festival’s Winter Jazz Fest on Feb 3rd
Watch for a Canada Tour in March with Andy Milne, Dan Weiss and Russ Johnson (more soon).
Also completing the work on my Violin Concerto for Nathalie Bonin and looking ahead to some new commissions and projects in 2012!
Russ Johnson - trumpet
Adrean Farrugia - Fender Rhodes
Mark Kelso - drums
QN - compositions & saxophone
Exploring rock, jazz, fusion, indie-rock, alt-pop and more:
“a world that spans jazz and pop inflection to create something at once familiar and ‘wondrous strange’”
–David Olds, WholeNote Magazine
I am very excited to present the new look for www.quinsin.com
Innumerable thanks to Yesim Tosunar at Backyard Design for her art concept and graphic design and Joe Lagan for the backend setup and programming.
Some recent & upcoming creative and fun projects:
Had a great time performing a large-scale commission of mine with the Greg Runions bigband featuring trumpet ace Tim Hagans! Concerts in Kingston, ON and Toronto, ON were well received.
Members of the band also arranged three of my newer tunes from my imminent release FoMo:
music with more of a rock slant with Russ Johnson (trumpet), Adrean Farrugia (Fender Rhodes), Mark Kelso (drums) and myself (sax).
Artwork by Mark Ollinger
Watch for this new release early this Fall!
Off to France in October to play with great French drummer Bruno Tocanne‘s larger bass-less group, with a new piece premiered for this occasion too.
Then back to work in NYC on my Violin Concert for virtuoso Montrealer Nathalie Bonin.
Another fun longterm project to watch for:
May 2011 - a commission for Australian trumpeter Peter Knight’s 5+2 Brass Ensemble with the addition of myself on sax and clarinet.
See you out there!