Brian Quinn

Director of Programming, Northside and Taste Talks

Brian is an events curator and producer working across food, tech, media, music, and culture. 

Coming from the music industry as a jazz drummer, Brian helped to produce hundreds of concerts globally during his tenure managing world-renowned jazz artists for 10 years. He then created events in the food and beverage industry after co-founding The Noble Rot in 2009, an underground supper club series in NYC dubbed “a new form of clandestine drinking” by Tasting Table. Friends in the Milk & Honey family taught Brian the ropes of classic craft cocktails and he has written over 130 cocktail articles for FoodRepublic since 2012. 

In tech and media, Brian has also curated on-stage content and events in technology and innovation for Social Media Week, CreativeMornings, WIRED Brand Lab and now the Northside Innovation and Content festivals, as well as Taste Talks.