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. The group has opened for the likes of Bishop Nehru, Princess Nokia, Taylor McFerrin, and Kool Keith. And since, they've attached crowds to mainstay NYC venues such as Webster Hall, Mercury Lounge, Arlene's Grocery, and Knitting Factory.