Jeanne Juneau
Cell: (360) 929-8115

Featuring 23-year-old Quinn Bachand, one of Canada’s most outstanding, award-winning young musicians playing Euro-Gypsy Jazz Swing at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts.

LANGLEY, WA (June 13, 2019) - Brishen , Romany for ‘bringer of the storm’, is what 23-year-old Quinn Bachand and his stellar band, Brishen , serve up with their original western and euro-gypsy swing homage on the Michael Nutt Mainstage at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

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 (from Whidbey Island, Washington) on clarinet and saxophone, while Quinn takes the lead on lead guitar, violin, banjo, 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. Brishen is also a DjangoFest Northwest favorite.

"He has depth and maturity to match his unending virtuosity and aptitude on the guitar"  John Jorgenson


Euro-Gypsy Jazz Swing

Dates and Times
FRI July 5 | 7:30 PM

All seats $22

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Avenue Langley, WA, 98260

Additional Info
For additional press materials, please contact Jeanne Juneau , WICA Marketing Director, 360.221.8262. For more info on Brishen , please visit


Founded in 1996, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts inspires, nourishes, and enhances the artistic, social, and economic well-being of the community. They do this by promoting, developing, and presenting a diverse offering of high quality-theatre, music, dance, literature, visual arts, and film in an outstanding venue, and by creating educational and participation opportunities.