Coming September 16, 2016: Flux feat. David Binney, Matt Mitchell, Kenny Wollesen, QN

Official release September 16, 2016
– available through Bandcamp, CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes, etc.

• Pre-order available through Bandcamp •


David Binney – alto saxophone
QN – tenor saxophone
Matt Mitchell – keyboards
Kenny Wollesen – drums

Watch for upcoming Canadian/US Tour in November 2016!

Thanks to David Cristol, the first review is out in the July issue of Jazz Magazine – France:
Flux - Jazz Magazine France - David Cristol

QN Trio (feat. Eivind Opsvik and Dan Weiss) – April 21, 2016


Q Cornelia St Promo Photo

Quinsin Nachoff Trio
(feat. Eivind Opsvik and Dan Weiss)

April 21st, 2016

at Cornelia Street Café, NYC

1 Set 8pm
(Jeremy Powell Quintet at 9:30pm)

“[Nachoff’s writing is] bold, diverse and filled with compelling counterpoint” and “a fascinating mind…exquisite forlorn tenor [saxophone]”
–DownBeat Magazine

Nachoff has been leading a variety of diverse ensembles from brass quintets to string quartets to a violin concerto. For this outing he pars his concepts down to the saxophone trio with collaborators bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Dan Weiss, debuting a set of new music in preparation for recording.

Eivind Opsvik brings “an aesthetic of haunting introspection, and the desire to seek out beauty in austerity.” –NY Times

Dan Weiss was featured in the New York Times as “one of the 5 Most Promising Drummers of the New Generation” and was “The Top Up and Coming Percussionist” in the 60th and 61st annual Downbeat Critic’s Poll.



Flux Teaser

Flux coming 2016 on Mythology Records

David Binney – alto sax
Matt Mitchell – keyboards
Kenny Wollesen – drums and percussion
Quinsin Nachoff – tenor sax & compositions

Systems Two Recording Studios – recording
David Travers-Smith – editing/mixing/mastering
Michael Wrycraft – artwork/design
Diana Piruzevska – videography

All compositions Musictronic (SOCAN)


QN’s Pyramid Project at Cornelia Street Café – October 3rd, 2015

Music for Brass Quintet, Drums and Saxophone

Saturday, October 3rd


Ralph Alessi – Trumpet
Jonathan Finlayson – Trumpet
John Clark – French Horn
Ryan Keberle – Trombone
Marcus Rojas – Tuba
Mark Ferber – Drums
QN – Saxophone & Compositions

Facebook event: here

Sets at 9pm and 10:30pm

QN's Pyramid Project at Cornelia Street Café

Poster design by: Alix Dunham

Canada Council Sound Recording Program axed

The Canada Council’s Specialized Sound Recording program, that has supported some of my work over the years, was unexpectedly axed this summer. Having sat on one of these juries I can attest to the high quality of creative projects that were produced through this program.

Petition in response to axing of the Canada Council’s Specialized Sound recording program:
Sign the petition

Nachoff-Tocanne CD Release

Excited to be heading back to Europe for a CD release with:
5 New Dreams (Cristal Records France)
Nachoff-Tocanne – CD Release! + special guest Russ Johnson

For details check out:

A couple of recent reviews:
Montreal Gazette
Quinsin Nachoff, Bruno Tocanne
5 New Dreams
Cristal Records/Abeille Musique
This exciting quintet brings together the creative force of Canadian reedman Quinsin Nachoff and a French group built around the equally creative drummer Bruno Tocanne and three horn players. Listening to these 10 originals, you are reminded that when strongly motivated musicians take jazz to where it meets contemporary music, with the accent on improv, you can get uplift. It surely beats nostalgia. In ballads, up-tempo pieces and tone poems, the tunes are bright and attractive, developed with attention to the overall effect. Kudos to trumpeters Frédéric Roudet and Rémi Gaudillat and reedman Lionel Martin for this terrific outing – perfect for a Canada-France appearance at next summer’s jazz festival.

Four and a half out of five stars
Irwin Block



It’s been quite some time-
plenty of news.

1) HORIZONS ENSEMBLE featuring John Taylor & Ernst Reijseger
Advance copies of my (newish) CD, HORIZONS ENSEMBLE, with John Taylor, Ernst Reijseger, Nathalie Bonin & Parmela Attariwala are now available exclusively through my website (via Paypal):

2) the MOVE
Am relocating to New York City for the upcoming year.
Wow – nothing in life prepares you for apartment hunting in NYC 😉
But did find a great pad in Brooklyn. I’ll be back and forth for the first while, keeping my cel# in Toronto, but drop me a line if you’re in NYC!

3) w/ Michael Bates’ Outside Sources Upcoming tour with Michael Bates’ Outside Sources. Imminent release of the new record, to be released on Dave Douglas’ Greenleaf record label. for tour details and updates on that new record.

4) 5 New Dreams w/ Bruno Tocanne
Wrote four compositions for a really fun project of four horns & drums –
upcoming release with French drummer Bruno Tocanne
Some sound samples:

5) Site Updates
Thanks to Joe Lagan for some long overdue enhancements to –
A Calendar, easier access to the Store, better streaming and a News section!

See you out there!


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