January 31, 7pm
Adults $25 at Door, Advance $20
Kids $15 at Door, Advance $10
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Brishen, Romany for ‘bringer of the storm’, is what Quinn Bachand, one of Canada’s most outstanding young musicians, and his band serve up with their original western and euro-gypsy swing homage. They introduce a space where virtuosity meets vibe, leaving you with a sense of jubilance and nostalgia. With understated mastery and intuition, the group dedicates itself to musicality and the root of trad jazz and swing with the goal of bridging the gap between early Western and Euro Swing. Quinn Bachand’s fascination, respect and commitment to tradition is clearly audible, setting him apart from the rest with an effect that is awe-inspiring.
Led by Quinn Bachand on lead guitar, violin, banjo and vocals, Brishen takes the form of a trio, a quartet or a quintet and features a rotating cast of extraordinary players on rhythm guitar, upright bass, saxophone, clarinet and drums.
Listen to “Blue Verdun” on Bandcamp: https://quinnbachandsbrishen.bandcamp.com/releases
“He has the depth and maturity to match his unending virtuosity on the guitar” – John Jorgenson
“Thrilling virtuosity, while displaying great freshness and originality” - Mojo Magazine
With a tight grasp on the music that embraces the swing tradition, Quinn Bachand’s Brishen takes audiences on an inventive quest, which through its technical virtuosity, brings together a spellbinding range of musical history to reinvent the categories of swing jazz, pop and country, celebrating the music of the ‘30s, up to and including the ‘60s. Quinn Bachand’s Brishen creates a space where virtuosity meets vibe, leaving you with a sense of jubilance and nostalgia.
Winner 2018 Independent Music Awards (Jazz Song with Vocals)
Nominated for 5 Canadian Folk Music Awards | Nominated for 2 Western Canadian Music Awards (Jazz Artist of the Year) | Emerging Artist Finalist – Canada’s Walk of Fame | Saga Djangofest Award Winner
Fading Light (original) Official: https://vimeo.com/212923392
Cheyenne (original): https://vimeo.com/232134904
Taxi Driver / Coragheasca: https://youtu.be/o-PSLCs55qo
Performance highlights include Djangofolllies Festival, Celtic Connections Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Festival, TD Sunfest, Edmonton Folk Festival, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Islands Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Mariposa Folk Festival, Cavendish Beach Music Festival.... plus many other jazz and folk festivals in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.