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Quinsin Nachoff

Born: December 21, 1973    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Quinsin Nachoff

Canadian saxophonist and composer Quinsin “Nachoff… is one of the truly bright younger jazz minds hereabouts” (Globe&Mail). His latest CD of original music, Magic Numbers, released in 2006 on the Songlines label, integrates a string quartet with a jazz trio. Heralded as “…one of the most innovative chamber jazz recordings in recent years” (AllAboutJazz.com), it features New York drummer Jim Black and bassist Mark Helias. His upcoming release of original compositions will feature the talents of British pianist John Taylor and Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger.

Nachoff toured and organized a six week tour through Australia, New Zealand, Japan and China performing at festivals, concert halls and clubs in 2004. He has also toured the Canadian jazz festival circuit to promote his debut CD, Quiescence....
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”...a fascinating mind...exquisite, forlorn tenor” --Downbeat Magazine

“…one of Canada’s leading saxophone innovators…” --Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star

Primary Instrument:
Saxophone

Location:
Toronto

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
MMus, University of Toronto (2007) BMus Honours, University of Toronto (1997) Teaching @ University of Toronto (2004-present) (Improvisation, Ensemble, Private Lessons) Teaching @ Humber College, Toronto (2007-) (Improvisation, Private Lesssons) Teaching @ York University, Toronto (2002-2003) (Private Lessons)

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