Location: New York City
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. Ottawa Citizen critic Peter Hum described Flux's debut concert at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival’s Winterlude as “a pure, bracing, thought-provoking music…cliché-and convention-free” and “advanced and viscerally hard-hitting original music”. In November 2016 the group will be on tour in the US and Canada to promote the new recording. In October 2016 Nachoff will be an Artist-in-Residence at the National Music Centre (Canada) to develop new works for Flux

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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

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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)


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