Turning Point Ensemble goes fifth stream in a concert that brings to Vancouver three of the most innovative and influential musicians crossing and eliminating the boundaries between jazz and new music – John Hollenbeck, Quinsin Nachoff and François Houle.
Drummer and composer John Hollenbeck, four times nominated for Grammy awards, is a drummer more like a mythical hydra and a conceptualist able to translate the traditions of jazz and new music into a fresh, eclectic, forward-looking language of his own invention.
Juno-nominated Canadian tenor saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff has earned a reputation for making “pure, bracing, thought-provoking music” that is “cliché and convention free” (Ottawa Citizen)
Vancouver’s beloved François Houle is “a spectacularly versatile clarinetist who appears to have no limitations stylistically or sonically.” (Mark Zwed – LA Times)
This one-of-a-kind program presents all new work especially written for these three superb musicians and the Turning Point Ensemble.