Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest: Quinn Bachand’s Brishen /Mike Herriott Quartet

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest: Quinn Bachand’s Brishen /Mike Herriott Quartet

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Pictured: Quinn Bachand 

Credit: WXXI

Twenty-year-old Quinn Bachand is one of Canada's most outstanding young musicians. Enjoy this performance with his jazz and swing band, followed by the Mike Herriott Quartet.

The 2016 edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival series brings viewers the Jazz Fest's "Oh, Canada!" series shot at The Rochester Club featuring bands and performers from across Canada. In this episode of Season 8 of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival series, premiering Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV enjoy a performance by Quinn Bachand’s Brishen, followed by the Mike Herriott Quartet . The "Oh Canada!" series was presented by The Canada Council for the Arts. 

With diverse musical talents and a bottomless pool of creativity, Quinn Bachand is an experienced performer, a prodigious guitar player and gifted multi-instrumentalist who is at ease playing a wide range of styles, from Celtic to Jazz.  A devoted Django fan and lover of Gypsy Jazz, Quinn has assembled a top-notch ensemble of jazz manouche players to form BRISHEN, a sizzling hot gypsy jazz and swing band.

Canadian trumpeter, Mike Herriott, a respected multi-instrumentalist in both the classical and jazz genres, is in demand as a lead trumpeter, jazz improviser, orchestral soloist, bassist, arranger and composer. He has toured extensively through North America and South East Asia and has shared the stage with a host of luminaries, including Maynard Ferguson, Michael Buble, and Slide Hampton.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, held in Rochester, New York – home of the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Garth Fagan Dance and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film– is a nine-day event that hosts more than 300 concerts at 19 venues. Now in its 13th year, the festival is the brainchild of John Nugent and Marc Iacona and draws more than 190,000 people from 30-plus states and 15 countries. From legendary performers and familiar favorites – to rising stars and new discoveries – this festival navigates all genres of creative improvised music from all corners of the world.

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Series is produced by WXXI Public Broadcasting and distributed nationally by American Public Television. The series is underwritten by The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.

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