Thu, August 17, 2017
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Snaggle Feat. Brownman Ali With Relatively Minor at The Mansion
The Mansion | www.mansion.rocks
506 Princess St, Kingston, ON
Doors at 8:30pm
$15 at the door
$10 adv list (email email@example.com)
Facebook Event: https://tinyurl.com/y84pqljo
SNAGGLE, a critically acclaimed and award-winning electric-jazz-funk band that has often been described by media as 'Canada's answer to Snarky Puppy' teams up with RELATIVELY MINOR - a group made up of seven of the finest up and coming jazz musicians on the Kingston jazz scene. With special guest artist - the internationally acclaimed trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI - this show is shaping up to be an exciting convergence of generations as the jazz musicians of today meet the young jazz musicians of tomorrow - not to be missed!
About SNAGGLE - www.SnaggleMusic.com
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Based in Toronto, SNAGGLE, under the leadership of in-demand 25 year old jazz pianist Nick Maclean, is a 6-piece electric-jazz-funk ensemble often described by media as “Canada’s answer to Snarky Puppy”. Sporting an all-original repertoire the group has a fearless and muscular yet introspective sound likened to a cross between electric-era Miles Davis and Rage Against the Machine. Taking elements from a wide variety of musical sources including jazz, funk, rock, and metal, SNAGGLE contextualizes them within the improvisational and spontaneous elements of the jazz ideology. Their uniquely brash and infectious brand of jazz-funk is a melodically driven sound which incorporates primal groove qualities more commonly associated with pop and rock, swinging their live show from quietly contemplative all the way to explosively fierce, sometimes all within the same tune. The line-up of players in SNAGGLE includes some of the hottest twenty-somethings on the Toronto scene, representing the next generation of irreverent, boundary pushing Canadian players standing side-by-side internationally acclaimed veteran trumpet iconoclast Brownman Ali. SNAGGLE has been in high demand in the Canadian jazz festival circuit, and has been performing regularly in and around the Toronto area since 2013. Most recently the band was honoured to be the recipient of a Gold-standard Global Music Award for their recent album "THE LONG SLOG". Both "THE LONG SLOG" and their recent Christmas single "CHRISTMAS TUNE" have been seeing much international critical acclaim since their release (both releases on Browntasauras Records).
About BROWNMAN and BROWNTASAURAS RECORDS
Trinidadian-born, NYC-schooled & heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter” by NYC’s Village Voice, multi-award winning trumpet player Brownman Ali stands at the forefront of innovation in the Canadian jazz community. A protégé to his teacher, Grammy-winning trumpet legend, Randy Brecker, he tirelessly leads 7 unique ensembles of his own including the internationally acclaimed, Miles Davis influenced, BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO. In 2009 he launched his own record label: Browntasauras Records, which saw the Electryc Trio's two now celebrated recordings garner substantial accolades and press. The label is now a home to all his ensembles as well as the newly signed SNAGGLE. Now, using the label as a breeding ground for new and visionary talent in the modern jazz realm, Browntasauras and Brownman himself are widely regarded as vanguards for the evolution of Jazz in Canada.
About RELATIVELY MINOR
Led by a young rising star on the Kingston jazz scene, Oscar Evans, RELATIVELY MINOR is a 7 piece jazz-funk ensemble that takes influences from the jazz legends Miles Davis and Roy Hargrove as well as the soulful stylings of Stevie Wonder.
The Mansion, 506 Princess St