QUIN KIRCHNER BAND
Quinlan Kirchner (b. December 14, 1981) is a drummer, composer, improviser & DJ from Chicago, Illinois. Learning from Chicago educator, Don Skoog, his studies soon grew to include the traditions of Afro-Cuban drumming, taking him to Havana, Cuba to study under acclaimed percussionists José Eládio, Omar Rojas & Don Poncho Terry.
His early exposure to expressive arts and dedicated practice led him to earn a Basin Street Scholarship to the University of New Orleans, led by Ellis Marsalis, at the age of 18. In the years since his return to his native Chicago, Kirchner has become a ubiquitous drumming force throughout the city’s diverse music scene.
With “The Other Side Of Time,” Kirchner creates a cross-genre, wide-spectrum exploration through his sonic personality. Grainy, soulful post-bop meets free-jazz. It includes original compositions, spontaneous improvisations, and solo drum pieces alongside interpretations of classicsi. Joining him in his working band is an assemblage of Chicago luminaries – Jason Stein, Nate Lepine, Nick Broste, Matt Ulery & Ben Boye.
Nick Broste – trombone | Nate Lepine – tenor saxophone, flute | Jason Stein – bass clarinet | Matt Ulery – bass | Quin Kirchner – drums, percussion, kalimba, sampler, wurlitzer
An ad hoc collective of improvisers (formerly) based in Amsterdam
John Dikeman – saxophone | Aaron Lumley – double bass | Frank Rosaly – drums