QNA, Frank Knight

QNA

Frank Knight

North Coast Soul

Sun. May 21, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 18 and over

+$3 under 21 surcharge collected at the door

QNA
QNA
Jazz and hip hop like you've never heard it before

QNA is a band based in New York City, merging the highly
improvisational, referential idioms of hip-hop and jazz. QNA’s cerebral lyrics work in tandem with formidable musicianship to create music both unique and wholly accessible, from
reinterpretations of popular jazz standards and hip-hop hits to totally original material. Its members have been under the mentorship of luminaries such as John Pattitucci, John Abercrombie, and The Last Poets. Combined with a love of hip-hop's greats (Dilla, Outkast, etc), their sound is nothing short of refreshing.

This multi-cultural band functions, too, as a backing band for emcees of any styles; they’ve backed Chelsea Reject, Frank Knight, Phenom, amongst many others. In Summer 2016, Frank Knight and QNA went on a combined Midwest tour throughout Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Mankato. That summer also saw QNA as the house band of the House of Hip Hop Festival in NYC. And since, they've attached crowds to mainstay NYC venues such as Webster Hall, Mercury Lounge, Arlene's Grocery, and Knitting Factory.
Frank Knight
Frank Knight
Frank Knight (also known as Knizza or Frank Knizza) born Franklin Knight is a Hip-Hop artist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Knight is the essence of all the powerful souls in ghettos worldwide. Knight uses his Hip-Hop artistry to convey the message of hope, self determination and love to express the stories of all the impoverished low income individuals from all corners of the world. After growing up seeing multiple sides of life in the multicultural diverse New York City, Knight decided he wanted to be more than just another person who did for self. Knight wanted to be a positive impact on his community, and the lives of all those who live in similar conditions in every place in the world. Frank truly took it upon himself to be a man of the people, and reflect their struggles and joy throughout his music, which are his own struggles and triumphs as well.

Frank Knight has been featured on The Source, Jack Thriller, Hot 97's DJ Enuff's "That's Enuff", and much more. Frank Knight has been interviewed and played on Générations FM (France), Mouv' Radio (France), First Mike Radio Show (France), Itch FM (London), Fubar Radio (London), Hot 97, Toca Tuesdays & Halftime Radio on Shade45’s Sirius XM station, Classic Storm Radio, Bushwick Radio, Voiceless Music Radio, All Elements on Wu-World Radio, Beats & Bars, Weeelive Radio, Swagger Thru The Roof, various College Radio Stations Such As: On The Rise, The Scoop, Underground Railroad, Halftime radio at NYU and many more. In 2015 Frank Knight was nominated for 4 awards at the Voiceless Music Awards and won 2 out of 4 “Best Airplay Song” and “Video of the Year” for his well known underground single “Welcome To Brooklyn.”

Frank has performed on college tours (2013-2015) throughout the US, as well all over the world including Paris, France (2016), Nantes France (2016, & London, United Kingdom (2016) for festivals and concerts. In February of 2015 Frank Knight recently released his latest project with producer "The Gonz" titled; “Free Lunch” which depicts the tales of his life in the late 90's - early 00's, and is an ode to the people who raised/inspired him during that time period. The project is also a thank you to Hip-Hop for being there to influence him and giving him a platform to express himself in a raw creative form. Free Lunch can be found on Spotify, Itunes, Google Play, Tidal, and various other streaming platforms as well as Bandcamp and Amazon, where it's available for purchase.
North Coast Soul
North Coast Soul
We're a local Madison band rooted in Jazz, Funk, Soul, and R&B, while experimenting with Latin Bassa grooves, Alternative sounds, and old school Blue Grass vamps.
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703
http://madisonfrequency.com/