Brownman Ali's PROMETHIUM at Duffy's Tavern (Toronto)
@ Duffy's Tavern - 1238 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1N3
$15 cover, $10 advance list
email Andrew@Brownman.com for advance list
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2147469742154071/
PROMETHIUM is a highly unstable element - atomic number 61 - whose isotopes are all radioactive. This equally volatile all-star quartet explores collisions of 4 genres of music -- jazz, latin, funk & hip-hop, under the direction of award-winning trumpet player Brownman Ali.
:: BROWNMAN ALI - electric trumpet (Jay-z, Missy Elliot, Paul Simon)
:: NICK MACLEAN - keyboards (Snaggle, Brownman Akoustic Quartet, Ori Dagan)
:: PETER ERATOSTENE - electric bass (Dirty B-Sides, Steve Koven, Eric Flowchild)
:: RILEY O'CONNOR - drums (Ali Bros, Scott Kemp Trio, Jordana Talsky)
PROMETHIUM features internationally acclaimed Trinidadian born, Brooklyn, NY schooled jazz trumpet iconoclast BROWNMAN ALI. Heralded as "Canada's pre-eminent jazz trumpet player" by the New York Village Voice, he is a 2X National Jazz Award winner, has been a touring trumpet player for hip-hop superstars Jay-z, Missy Elliot & Guru's Jazzmatazz, the CEO of Browntasauras Records and Promethium's producer. A true jazz trumpet original, Brownman is widely considered "a vanguard for the evolution of jazz in Canada" (Globe & Mail). The keyboard chair is held down by 26-year old NICK MACLEAN, called "a fast rising star in Toronto's jazz piano community" by the Toronto Star and has won 3 Global Music Awards and a Toronto Independent Music Award. Maclean has been a protege to Brownman's Brooklyn style and energized approach for the last 2 years, citing Brown as one of his biggest musical influences. Watching the 2 of them together, their synergistic bond is clear and shows up in everything they do. Bass duties in Promethium are brilliantly covered by the young PETER ERATOSTENE, equally skilled on both electric and acoustic bassists his is highly in demand in Toronto's classical and jazz scenes. On drums is the dazzling RILEY O'CONNOR who is often the backbone of electric-jazz outfit Snaggle, also playing with a multitude of electric-jazz projects including Ali Bros, Scott Kemp Trio, and award-winning songstress Jordana Talsky.
These 4 musicians are all celebrated artists in Canada on their respective instruments making PROMETHIUM truly an all-star collective exploring the outer limits of where jazz could be pushed. Exploratory & searching, PROMETHIUM shouldn't be missed.