Sun. May 21, 2017

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


This event is 18 and over

+$3 under 21 surcharge collected at the door

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.
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703