Brownman Akoustic 4-tet - Xmas Concert at La Rev, Toronto, 8pm

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Location:2848 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON M6P 1Y9
Address:2848 Dundas St. W Toronto Map
Start date:December 16, 2018
Time:08:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Brownman Akoustic 4-tet - Xmas Concert at La Rev, Toronto, 8pm
Sun-Dec-16, 8pm
$15 door
$10 advance list
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@ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON M6P 1Y9
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Holiday Classics performed with a modern jazz twist by "Canada's preeminient jazz trumpet player" (New York Village Voice) and his hard-swinging award-winning mainstream jazz quartet! After a busy few months of Browntasauras Records tour dates, award-winning trumpet player Brownman Ali returns to Toronto's La Rev to bring his straight-ahead hard-swinging acoustic quartet -- featuring 26-year rising star pianist Nick Maclean on piano -- for some Christmas mirth. A yearly tradition during the holiday season, Brownman re-orchestrates many of the quintessential seasonal archetypes with his own unique visions.

-- "Frosty the Snowman" with a Cuban twist
-- "We Three Kings" as a hip-hop track
-- "Rudolph" as a hard-swinging tune
-- "Jingle Bells" in 7/8
-- "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire" as a Brazilian Samba
-- "Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" like a 50's Miles tunes
-- "Do You Hear What I Hear" as down-tempo soul
-- "Silent Night" as a funk ballad
All these and more!

Holiday cheer interpreted and re-imagined by one of the nation's
modern jazz iconoclasts.
:: Brownman Ali - trumpet
:: Nick Maclean - piano
:: Sean Dennis - bass
:: David Steinmetz - drums
"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

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