Fri, December 15, 2017
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Brownman Akoustic 4-tet - Xmas Concert At May Cafe (9pm, $15/10) at May Cafe
Holiday Classics performed with a modern jazz twist by Canada's preeminient jazz trumpet player and his hard-swinging award-winning mainstream jazz quartet! After a busy few months of Browntasauras Records tour dates, iconic trumpet player Brownman Ali returns to Toronto's May Cafe, one of Ali's favourite venues in the city, in Dec bring his straight-ahead hard-swinging acoustic quartet -- featuring 26-year rising star pianist Nick Maclean on piano -- for some Christmas mirth. Expect to hear modern jazz interpretations of tunes like "Frosty the Snowman", "Jingle Bells", "We Three Kings", and much more! A jazz Christmas concert you won't want to miss!
BROWNMAN AKOUSTIC 4-TET -- HOLIDAY CONCERT!!!
:: Brownman Ali - trumpet
:: Nick Maclean - piano
:: Julian Anderson-Bowes - bass (subbing for Jesse Dietschi)
:: Tyler Goertzen - drums
@ May Cafe, 876 Dundas St. W
$15 at the door
$10 advanced list
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All venue information: www.MayToronto.com
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"Equally at home in the tradition of the Great American Jazz Songbook, or pushing the boundaries of the artform as this iconoclastic trumpet player is most known for, the BROWNMAN AKOUSTIC TRIO never fails to surprise and delight with the journeys they are capable of taking you on"
-- NOW Magazine
About BROWNMAN | www.Brownman.com
Heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter” by NYC’s Village Voice, Brownman Ali - born on the small Caribbean island of Trinidad, & schooled in NYC - is a multiple award-winning NYC-schooled 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, and the award-winning CRUZAO latin-jazz quintet. All these ensembles record under Brownman's own much lauded BROWNTASAURAS RECORDS label, established in 2009. In high demand in the studio world with over 300 CD appearances to date, Brownman delivers stylistically authentic horn playing over a wide range of styles from bebop to hiphop having worked with the likes of Guru's Jazzmatazz (replacing Donald Byrd in that primordial ensemble), Mos Def, KRS-1, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon, Jay-z, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Gary Bartz, Chucho Valdes & far too many more to name here. He is considered to be one of the most unique and provocative improvising trumpet players in the nation today and is widely regarded as a vanguard for the evolution of Jazz in Canada.
"One of the next great voices in the new generation of jazz improvisers"
- Randy Brecker, multi-Grammy winning trumpet legend
A highly decorated player, his awards & accolades include 2 National Jazz Awards (with 11 nominations over the years), Montreal Jazz Fest's "Grand Prix Du Jazz" award, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, a SOCAN composers award, an International Independent Music Award for "Album of the Year", a Toronto Independent Music Award "jazz artist of the year" (6 nominations), a Black Canadian Award nomination for "Jazz Musician of the Year", an induction into the WHO'S WHO IN BLACK CANADA, a BRAVO! channel documentary on his life, NOW magazine naming him "Toronto's Best Jazz Musician", CBC Radio Canada named him "one of the most recorded trumpet players in Canadian history", NPR in New York calls him "the new standard in electric jazz", the Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General awarded him with a citation for being a "Distinguished National of Trinidad" and has been listed by Air Canada as one of the "Top 10 reasons to visit Toronto".
“Awards are nice, naturally, but to dig what Brownman is doing, you’ve got to see him live. I had a chance to do just that over the summer when Brownman fronted his killer trio ... I came away with a blown mind. This guy’s got chops galore, soul to match, and a sense of phrasing that recalls many of the greats, but suggests itself to be his own.”
- Buffalo News
May Cafe, 876 Dundas St. West