FRIDAY, JUNE 28 2:00 PM
Esplanade Terrace (with the Studio Theatre as back-up)
Tickets available at the Esplanade and Tixx Central
With a tight grasp on the music of the swing tradition, Quinn Bachand takes audiences on an inventive quest. This young virtuoso brings together a spellbinding range of musical history reinventing swing jazz, pop and country and spanning the music of the '30s through the '60s. Quinn is able to create a space where virtuosity meets vibe, leaving audiences with a sense of jubilance and nostalgia.
A natural musician, this twenty-three-year-old is already a seasoned and versatile performer, performing professional since age 11. He is also considered one of Canada's top Celtic guitarists. In addition to touring and performing with artists such as Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster, as well as with sister Qristina, Quinn fronts his own stellar gypsy swing ensemble, Brishen, and is a member of various bands including the Grammy nominated, Kittel & Co.
Quinn has toured across Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia performing at major folk, jazz, Celtic and gypsy jazz festivals. He has won two Irish Music Awards and an Independent Music Awards and has been nominated for eleven Canadian Folk Music Awards and four Western Canadian Music Awards. Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Quinn recently completed his B.A. on a full-ride Presidential Scholarship at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music and is currently based in Montreal.
Joining Quinn will be Reuben Wier on rhythm guitar and vocals, Noah Gotfrit on bass and Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews on saxophone and clarinet.