My longtime collaborator is Jeff Allyn Szwast.

"The music, by Master Michael Quinn and Jeff Allyn Szwast, was the perfect mix of moody and sultry–if you ever get a chance to see this duo perform, seize it with both hands. They will simultaneously break your heart and make you feel redeemed."

-Jenny Williamson, poet & author of Collections of Flaws in a Black Dress


Blue Illusion


Kiss & Tell

Last Call

My Valentine

(Originally performed by The Valentines: Dave Hall, Jen Ng, MMQ, & Jeff Allyn Szwast.)

at Dixon Place (August, 2016).

Two covers performed by The Valentines

at the Mindy Ross Gallery (October, 2017).

 Venues: Bullet Space, Carnegie Hall, Dixon Place, Don’t Tell Mama’s, Eleven Brooklyn, Hell Phone Speakeasy, The Hideaway Salon, The Historical Society of Woodstock, The Mindy Ross Gallery, St. Peter’s Chelsea, Speyer Hall, The Wythe Hotel.


Special thanks to my voice teacher, Dave Hall.


Reading. Singing. Storytelling.


Jeff Allyn Szwast Photo credit: MMQ

Performer Photo credit: Diana Rodriguez