Robert Alan Mackie

Upright Bass & Vocals

Bred of the ashes of bebop on Prince Edward Island by way of rural Ontarian fighter pilots and farmers, upright bassist Robert Alan Mackie has spent the last six years gathering sounds and otherwise from Quebecois jazz improvisers, Torontonian songwriting circles, and Swedish fiddle camps. These influences brought forth a multitude of musical pursuits, including the 2013 Grand Prize in Jazz en Rafale's Concours de la Releve.


In addition to performing with Quinn Bachand and Brishen, Alan is  honoured to count The Robert Flood Octet, Harebrain, Christine Jensen, Chet Doxas, Jaron Freeman-Fox, Sara Jane Scouten, The Bombadils and Coco Love Alcorn as collaborators and compatriots on record or in performance.  




Quinn Bachand

   2014 Saga Djangofest

        Award Winner  

Ensemble of the Year

Instrumental Album of the Year

World Group of the Year

Young Performer of the Year

New Emerging Artist of the Year


2014 Nominee 

Instrumental Album of the Year

2017 Nominee

Jazz Artist of the Year

Quinn Bachand

2014 Emerging Artist Finalist

Quinn Bachand

Cheyenne (Quit Your Talkin')

2018 IMA Winner

Best Jazz Song with Vocals

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