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  • Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

Brishen, Romany for ‘bringer of the storm’, is what 23 year old Quinn Bachand, one of Canada’s most outstanding award winning young musicians, and his stellar band serve up with their original western and euro-gypsy swing homage. 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.

The band features Reuben Wier on rhythm guitar and vocals, Noah Gotfrit on upright bass and Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews on clarinet and saxophone, while Quinn takes the lead on guitar, violin and vocals. Quinn Bachand's Brishen has toured across Canada, the United States and Europe, performing at major folk, jazz and gypsy jazz festivals and at sold out jazz clubs and theatres. They’ve been nominated for an unprecedented five Canadian Folk Music Awards, two Western Canadian Music Awards and in 2018 won an Independent Music Award in the Jazz category for their sophomore album, "Blue Verdun". Their third, and much anticipated album, “Tunes in a Hotel” was released in Europe earlier this year and will have it's official Victoria release on June 21, 2019.

All Seats $22