SNAGGLE's SNARKY PUPPY TRIBUTE
SNAGGLE's SNARKY PUPPY TRIBUTE
The Junction City Music Hall | www.JunctionCityMusicHall.com
2907 Dundas St W, Toronto, On,
Doors @ 8pm, show @ 9pm
$15 door, $10 advance list (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
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:: Nick Maclean - keys
:: Brownman Ali - trumpet
:: Graeme Wallace - tenor sax
:: Anoop Isaac - guitar
:: Ethan Tilbury - bass
:: Geoff Bruce - drums
SNAGGLE -- Toronto's unique award-winning 6-man electric-jazz powerhouse -- has, in recent years, often been referred to by media as "Canada's answer to Snarky Puppy". Fully embracing the comparison, SNAGGLE will pay tribute to SNARKY PUPPYs multi-Grammy winning impact on the international electric-jazz scene on Fri-Nov-10, 9pm ($15 door, $10 adv list) at Toronto's Junction Music Hall (2907 Dundas St. W.) taking listeners on a journey though SNARKY PUPPY's most beloved tunes. Expect to hear SNAGGLE interpretations of an assortment of compositions from albums such as 'Bring us the Bright', 'The World is Getting Smaller', 'Tell Your Friends', 'Ground Up', and 'We Like it Here' showcasing an exciting cross-section of Snarky's ground breaking and influential grassroots electric-jazz visions. All arrangements were painstakingly hand orchestrated by SNAGGLE bandleader Nick Maclean, a 25-year old rising star in the Toronto jazz piano community. This performance will additionally feature acclaimed Toronto/Brooklyn jazz iconoclast & Browntasauras label exec Brownman Ali, heralded as "Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player" by the NYC Village Voice, making this a night of funkified electric-jazz audiences will not want to miss!
Some tunes we're playing:
Thing of Gold
What About Me?
The Good Man Delivered
The World is Getting Smaller
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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.