Nomad is an ensemble of six imaginative and talented musicians hailing from all over North America. The group's music telepathically weaves in-and-out of crisp structure, improvisational jungles and lyrical melody in a sublime mixture of jazz, rock and free improvisation.
Their improvisatory performance concept, a process of spontaneous creation and reinterpretation of repertoire, encourages exploration and is as risky as it is exciting.
The group recently collaborated with renowned German pianist Pablo Held and will be a releasing music from this project in the second half of 2019.
"One of the more interesting improvised music ensembles in Quebec, taking the concept of a true music collective to a new generation."
"They created billowing and beautiful soundscapes which filled the [room] and kept everyone there intently listening."
Alayne McGregor, Ottawa Jazz Scene
"Nomad’s ambient approach, with its unrushed, relaxing sustained tones, and their flowing exchange of creative ideas highlights how these gifted musicians listen so intently to one another."
Kerilie McDowall, CHLY
"Last night's set at Silence - only just over an hour - was sublime and adventurous. These young musicians are not just improvising notes ... they are improvising new forms and styles of music. There's no category that I'm aware of that fits this music, and that is precisely what makes it so edgy and exciting."
Alan Armstrong, Guelph resident