Brian Quinn: Bassist

 
 
Brian Quinn performing at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago

Brian Quinn performing at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, Brian Quinn moved to Chicago in 2007 and has been playing bass professionally since then; performing, touring, and recording with many artists and projects (a few of which include Mississippi Heat, Kelley Hunt, Omar ColemanValley Kingdom Ministries International, The Union Band, and Joanna Connor--as well as his original band: bq).  Although he’s based in Chicago, Brian has played music all over the world; from Hawaii to Lithuania and everywhere in between.

Brian Quinn graduated early from Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied with world-class musicians such as Kenwood Dennard, Livingston Taylor, and Matthew Garrison. At Berklee, Brian performed with guest artists, including Victor Wooten and George Porter Jr. (of The Meters). Brian played and recorded with several artists while he was completing his education, including playing on the entire album A Brighter Day by Kevin So.

Brian Quinn jamming with  Victor Wooten  at  Berklee College of Music

Brian Quinn jamming with Victor Wooten at Berklee College of Music

Brian Quinn soloing at the Chicago Blues Festival while performing with  Mississippi Heat

Brian Quinn soloing at the Chicago Blues Festival while performing with Mississippi Heat

While Brian plays many styles of music; his stylistic specialty is Funk, and he has built his career playing with artists in all genres who appreciate a hint of Funk in their music’s low end. If a band is looking for a bass player with a clear and distinct tone, as well as a solid rhythmic feel, Brian can bring those qualities to any project and knows how to apply his musical skills tastefully to any musical genre.