Quinsin Nachoff

Instrument: Saxophone

Born: December 21, 1973

NYC-based Canadian saxophonist, composer and clarinetist Quinsin ”Nachoff is one of the truly bright younger jazz minds” (Globe&Mail) His most recent project, Flux, is with the saxophonist David Binney, keyboardist Matt Mitchell and drummer Kenny Wollesen, released September 2016 on Mythology Records

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”...a fascinating mind...exquisite, forlorn tenor”
 —DownBeat Magazine

“...an impressive display of sizzling, post-Coltrane inventiveness.”
 —Don Heckman, LA Times

“...one of Canada's leading saxophone innovators...”
—Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star

For Flux:

★★★★ “...an intensity and modernity, a brashness and in-your-face confidence of delivery.” —Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

“Marked by an impenetrable unity, 'Flux' overflows with great resourcefulness, becoming a distinct echo of modernity and inspiration.” —Critic Pick, JazzTrail

★★★★ “The quartet's self-command is engaged in a battle with each individual player's sense of freedom, making for that agitation that marks all great music.” —Mark Corroto All About Jazz

★★★★ “...the quartet projects a cunning musical personality as large and small surprises trickle through the seams on a recurring basis...”, —Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students


MMus, University of Toronto (2007) BMus Honours, University of Toronto (1997) Teaching @ University of Toronto (2004-2008) (Improvisation, Ensembles, Private Lessons) Teaching @ Humber University, Toronto (2007-2008) (Improvisation, Private Lessons) Teaching @ York University, Toronto (2002-2003) (Private Lessons)