Sun, December 31, 2017
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A Blue Note New Year's With The Brownman Akoustic Quartet at Remix Lounge
Celebrate the end of 2017 and ring in 2018 in Blue Note style with one of Canada's most acclaimed international jazz artists Brownman Ali performing -- in quartet setting -- a night of hard-swinging tunes from the classic Blue Note Era at Toronto's Remix Lounge. Hear some of Toronto's most exciting young 20-something jazz men playing innovative arrangements of music by such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Grant Green, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, and many many more of the names found on the primordial Blue Note Records label -- America's seminal jazz label since 1939. The ensemble will begin with swing classics and slowly, over the course of the night, start to interpret them in the contemporary jazz fashion the Brownman Akoustic Quartet has become renowned for. As the night gets funkier, by midnight, expect it to be a full on jazz-funk New Year's party you won't want to miss!
A BLUE NOTE NEW YEAR's with the BROWNMAN AKOUSTIC QUARTET
Brought to you by Trane Live Events / Caliban Arts Theatre / Remix Lounge
:: Brownman Ali - trumpet / electric trumpet / flugelhorn
:: Nick Maclean - piano & synth
:: Jesse Dietschi - acoustic & electric basses
:: Tyler Goertzen - drumset / percussion
Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas Street W
$45 early bird (until Dec 22)
$55 advance (after Dec 22 until Dec 29)
$70 at the door (unlikely this option will be available if advance sales are high)
BUY TICKETS: http://www.calibanartstheatre.com/event/a-blue-note-new-years-2017/
Or email info@CalibanArtsTheatre.com
Or call 416-274-4082
Remember to act before Dec 22 and take advantage of discounted prices!
Please note: Only a limited amount of tickets will be sold, and this is general seating, so arrive early to ensure the best seat possible.
8:30pm : doors
8:30pm - 9:30pm : Cocktails, Hors D'oeuvres + Blue Note DJ
(handpicked CDs from Brownman's own extensive Blue Note collection)
9:30pm - 10:20pm : Cool set 1
(expect to hear Miles Davis' "Blue in Green")
10:40pm - 11:15pm : Bop set 2
(expect to hear John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice")
11:45pm - the sun rises : Groove set 3
(expect to hear Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island")
3 sizzling Blue Note sets, with complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, and champagne at midnight !!! A New Year's Eve party you won't want to miss!
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
Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas Street W