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Dec 2007 Bookings/Gig Schedule
Date
Time
Band
Idiom
Venue
City
Sun.
Dec 2
2007
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Brown's
Birthday!
Doors
7:00pm
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Show
8:00pm
to
11:00pm
Biggysound Production & Brownman Music Inc. presents:
A TRIBUTE TO
MILES DAVIS
(in Hamilton, Ontario)
produced and directed by Brownman
executive producer Andrew Amoah
Celebrate Brownman's birthday with a Miles Davis Tribute of grand magnitude.  Those that missed out on Nov's month long production of FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES still have one last chance to see "Canada's preeminient jazz trumpet player" pay homage to the greatest figure in history, one last time before the New Year.
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This specially produced concert will feature all 5 eras of Miles Davis' career compressed into a single explosive concert production you won't want to miss!  From bebop to hiphop - it'll all be covered by Brownman and an all-star cast of some of the finest jazz musician in the country.
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Includes a Question & Answer period w/ Brownman between sets, about his recent world touring experiences and the life of Miles Davis.
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featuring
Nick "Brownman" Ali - trumpet / musical director
Jeff King - tenor / soprano saxophone 
Adrean Farrugia - piano / keyboards
Tyler Emond - electric & upright basses
Colin Kingsmore - drums
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POSTER  (115 kb, 8.5x11, PDF file)
- JAZZ - 
A Tribute to
Miles Davis
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All 5 eras of Miles' career in a single night!
Tonic Lounge
Info:
905-928-3865
(MAP)
$20

at the door
----
$15
advance
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Email BiggySounds
to get on the
advance guest list
116 King St. West.
Hamilton
Thr.
Dec 06
2007
10:00pm
KapaCity Entertainment presents:
GURU's JAZZMATAZZ

From Press Release:
With a career that spans over a decade and one that is now eleven-LPs deep, Guru has been able to stay relevant when many of his counterparts have faded into the background. Now with a new musical and business partnership in full motion with Solar, Guru feels even more reinvigorated. When asked how he has been able stay such a viable force in the music industry Guru states matter of factly be honest with yourself, be original, be open to criticism and dont be afraid to reinvent and recreate oneself".
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Brownman is currently the featured 
soloist with Guru's Jazzmatazz.
Jazz-hip-hop
Saints
Show Bar
Info:
(514) 875-5757
(MAP)
30 St-Catherine West
Montreal
Sat.
Dec 08
2007
doors
9:00pm
--
show
10:00pm
KapaCity Entertainment presents:
GURU's JAZZMATAZZ

From Press Release:
"With a career that spans over a decade and one that is now eleven-LPs deep, Guru has been able to stay relevant when many of his counterparts have faded into the background. Now with a new musical and business partnership in full motion with Solar, Guru feels even more reinvigorated. When asked how he has been able stay such a viable force in the music industry Guru states matter of factly be honest with yourself, be original, be open to criticism and dont be afraid to reinvent and recreate oneself".
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Brownman is currently the featured 
soloist with Guru's Jazzmatazz.
Jazz-hip-hop
Barrymores
Music Hall
Info:
(613) 233-0307
(MAP)

$30
advance
----
Buy Tickets
on TicketWeb
323 Bank Street
Ottawa
Mon
Dec 31
2007
--
Happy
New Year's!
doors
6:30pm
--
dinner
7:00pm
--
band
9:30pm
--
$40 adv
$45 door
$85 package
Trane Studio presents:
An Ellington New Year's
with the BROWNMAN QUARTET
NewYearsEve.brownman.com
From Press Release:
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"Bring in the New Year with nationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter BROWNMAN performing a night of music from the Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn Songbook.  The ensemble will start with swing classics and slowly, over the course of the night, start to interpret them in the contemporary jazz fashion Brownman has become renowned for.  By midnight - expect it to be a full on jazz-funk New Year Year's party you won't want to miss!"
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featuring
Brownman - trumpet / flugelhorn / percussion
Mark Pellizzer - guitar / keyboards
Mark Cashion - acoustic bass
Terry Clarke - drums / breakbeats
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See the of history of Duke Ellington's
at Wikipedia.

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$40 in advance
(rises to $45 after Dec 28)
To get on the advanced list:
416-913-8197 or newyearseve@brownman.com
(you can pre-pay by credit card *only* by calling)

$45 at the door
(rises to $50 after Dec 28)
 (above pricing for show only, see below for dinner package, priority seating given to package purchasers)
- or- 
$85 Brownman-Ellington
      Dinner-show Package
(rises to $100 after Dec 28)
.........- 3 sets of music from the BROWNMAN QUARTET
.........- 3 course dinner (see full menu)
                   (vegetarian menu on request)
.........- champagne at midnight
.........- DJ between band sets
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Package reservations and payment via credit card must be done by phone (in order to ensure priority seating): 416-913-8197
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Questions? Need more info?
newyearseve@brownman.com
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***EARLY BIRD SPECIAL***
Call before Dec 28 for discounts!
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6:30pm : doors
7:00pm : dinner (3-course meal)
9:30pm - 10:20pm : Set 1
(expect to hear gentle tunes like "Satin Doll")
10:40pm - 11:15pm : Set 2
(expect to hear hard-swinging tunes like "Take The A-Train")
11:45pm - the sun rises : Set 3
(expect to hear funkified versions of tunes like "Caravan")
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Tickets now on sale!!

Jazz
--
A Duke Ellington
New Year's 
Bash

Trane Studio
Info:
416-913-8197
(MAP)
$40

in advance
----
$45
at the door
----
$85
dinner/show 
package
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Email Trane Studio
to get on advance guest list or make dinner reservations.
964 Bathurst St.
(north of Bloor
at Follis)
Toronto
.
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COMING in 2008
 Fri Jan 11, 2008, 8:00pm

BRECKER & BROWNMAN!
RANDY BRECKER
in concert with the
BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO

2 trumpet giants, 2 distinct countries,
2 innovative styles of playing  - 1 night, 1 stage 
Grammy Award winning legendary trumpeter RANDY BRECKER joins his former prodigal student, now Canadian jazz trumpet icon BROWNMAN on stage for a night of uber-modern electrified trumpet madness you won't want to miss!
@Lula Lounge, Toronto, Canada
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Email tracy@lula.ca for ticket/reservation info


Thr-Jan-31, 09:00pm
guest w/ DUB TRINITY @ Savannah Room, Toronto

Sat-Feb-02, 08:00pm
featured soloist in BRENDA CAROL's
RENAISSANCE JAZZ FAIR @ Renaissance Cafe, T.O.

Sat-Feb-10, short tour
GURU's JAZZMATAZZ in South Africa (t.b.c)

Fri-Feb-22, 10:00pm
BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO @ Hardware Cafe, Buffalo

Sat-Mar-01, 09:00pm
FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES goes to Hamilton - Week 1
 "Young Miles" - The Bird Years
@ Waltz Live Music, Hamilton

Fri-Mar-07, 08:00pm
pit band w/ NATIONAL ABORIGINAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
 @ Sony Centre, Toronto

Sat-Mar-09, 09:00pm
FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES goes to Hamilton - Week 2
 "Birth Of The Cool" - Post-Bop Miles
 @ Waltz Live Music, Hamilton

Sat-Mar-15, 09:00pm
FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES goes to Hamilton - Week 3
 "Plugged Nickel" - The Shorter Years
       @ Waltz Live Music, Hamilton

Thr-Mar-20, 09:00pm
CRUZAO GRUPO MONSTRUOSO @ Lula Lounge
       Part of the Small World Music Jazz Series

Fri-Mar-21, 10:00pm
BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO @ Hardware Cafe, Buffalo

Sat-Mar-22, 09:00pm
FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES goes to Hamilton - Week 4
             "From Bitches Brew to Tutu" - Electric Miles
       @ Waltz Live Music, Hamilton

Sat-Mar-29, 09:00pm
FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES goes to Hamilton - Week 5
"Doo-bop" - Had he lived...
@ Waltz Live Music, Hamilton


Brown is focused heavily
on recording sessions:
He was, or is, currently locked in
studio with the following artists:
Guru (hip-hop)
Trey Mills (singer/songwriter)
Tia Brazda (singer/songwriter)
Jued (hip-hop)
Professor D (hip-hop)
Third Word (hip-hop)
Rikoshay (hip-hop)
Brownman Electryc Trio (electric jazz)
Jason Wilson (progressive reggae)
CRUZAO (latin-jazz-urbania)
Chiva (Colombian latin-jazz)



**NEWS** - Summer 2007
Brownman is currently the touring trumpet players with with legendary rapper GURU of Gangstarr & Jazzmatazz fame.  He'll be on tour for most of the Summer with Guru.

Brownman & Guru
2006 ended for Brownman with the explosive "Jazz By Genre" presentation of legendary rapper of Jazzmatazz and Gangstarr fame - GURU, held in Toronto's revered Mod Club.  The chemistry between Brown and Guru was evident, Guru even dragging him to the front of the stage to solo while the hip-hop legend held a mic in front of his bell.  This single performance would lead to a phone call from Guru's producer Solar a month later asking Brown if he was available to make an appearance on the upcoming 2007 release of 'Jazzmatazz Vol. 4' due out in stores nationwide in April 2007, replacing Roy Hargrove as the featured trumpet soloist.  Brown, accepting immediately, would write a special horn arrangement of "Universal Struggle" and solo throughout the tune.  In early Feb he was again contacted by Solar - who was thrilled by Brown's work on the track and ask him to tour America for the release of JAZZMATAZZ VOL. 4.  Brownman will be touring with GURU throughout 2007 and is honoured to be Guru's featured trumpet soloist.
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in Europe I - start
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Sat-Jun-09 : off (Brown travels to Switzerland)
Sun-Jun-10 : arrival in Switzerland
Mon-Jun-11 : rehearsals in Switzerland
Tue-Jun-12 : rehearsals in Switzerland
Wed-Jun-13 : rehearsals in Switzerland
Thr-Jun-14 : Zurich, Switzerland @ Moods
Fri-Jun-15 : Lausanne, Switzerland @ D Club
Sat-Jun-16 : Albi, France @ Summer Rock Fest
Sun-Jun-17 : off (travel to UK)
Mon-Jun-18 : London, UK @ Jazz Cafe
Tue-Jun-19 : London, UK @ Jazz Cafe
Wed-Jun-20 : London, UK @ Jazz Cafe
Thr-Jun-21 : off
Fri-Jun-22 : Amsterdam, Netherlands
                @ Patronaat
Sat-Jun-23 : Sofia, Bulgaria @ Black Box
Sun-Jun-24 : off
Mon-Jun-25 : Innsbruck, Austria @ Treibhaus
Tue-Jun-26 : Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
Wed-Jun-27 : off (travel to Zaragoza, Spain)
Thr-Jun-28 : soundcheck in Spain
Fri-Jun-29 : Zaragoza, Spain
                @ Zaragaza Hiphop fest
Sat-Jun-30 : La Roche Sur Yon, France
                @ Microcosm
Sun-Jul-01 : off (Brown flys to Canada)
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in Europe I - ends
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in Europe II - start
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Mon-Jul-09 off (fly to France)
Tue-Jul-10 Marseille, France - confirmed
Wed-Jul-11 Europe dates tba
Thu-Jul-12 Europe dates tba
Fri-Jul-13 Ghent, Belgium - confirmed
Sat-Jul-14 Prague, Czech Republic - confirmed
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in Europe II - end
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in USA/CANADA - start
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Sun-Jul-15 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Mon-Jul-16 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Tue-Jul-17 off
Wed-Jul-18 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Thu-Jul-19 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Fri-Jul-20 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar 
Sat-Jul-21 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Sun-Jul-22 off or SLC or Aspen, CO @ tba
Mon-Jul-23 off
Tue-Jul-24 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Wed-Jul-25 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
Thu-Jul-26 Bend, OR @ Dominoes
Fri-Jul-27 Humbolt, CA @ Indigo or Mazzoti
Sat-Jul-28 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Sun-Jul-29 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Mon-Jul-30 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
Tue-Jul-31 off
Wed-Aug-01 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
Thu-Aug-02 Dallas, TX @ Granada
Fri-Aug-03 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution
Sat-Aug-04 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy (tbc)
Sun-Aug-05 New Orleans, LA or Atlanta, GA
Mon-Aug-06 off
Tue-Aug-07 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggys
Wed-Aug-08 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Thu-Aug-09 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Fri-Aug-10 Baltimore, MD @ Ramshead Live
Sat-Aug-11 Boston, MA @ tba
Sun-Aug-12 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Mon-Aug-13 off
Tue-Aug-14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
Wed-Aug-15 New York, NY @ tba
Thr-Aug-16 off 
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in USA/CANADA - end
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BROWN NEWS
(by publicist Andrew McIntosh) :

Brownman named NOW Magazine's
2007 Toronto Jazz Trumpeter of the Year
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Featured cover story for the Oct/Nov 2007 issue of
CODA magazine, Canada's most acclaimed jazz publication
since 1958. 
http://www.Coda1958.com

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After being nominated in 5 categories at the Canadian National Jazz Awards, the BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO was honoured to have been awarded the 2007 National Jazz Award for Electric Jazz Group of the Year.  Thanks to all that voted!
Brownman was nominated for :
- Canadian National Jazz Composer of the Year
- Canadian National Jazz Musician of the Year
- Canadian National Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
- Canadian National Latin-jazz Artist of the Year
- Canadian National Electric Group of the Year
    (w/ Brownman Electryc Trio)
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Brownman asked to tour with legendary NYC hip-hop rapper Guru (of Gangstarr and Jazzmatazz fame).  After replacing the unavailable Roy Hargrove on Guru's Jazzmatazz Vol. 4 recording session (hits the store in June), Brownman was asked to tour America.  He departs June 9th for Zurich, Switzerland for 3 days of rehearsals before embarking on a blistering tour European tour before the U.S.A. tour dates being July 15.  Check out the tour dates:
http://www.brownman.com/GigSchedule/2007-06-sched.htm
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Brownman was nominated for a 2006 Canadian National Jazz Award for "Latin-jazz Artist of the Year".  The prize was awarded to the luminous and deserving Hilario Duran, but we at Brownman Music Inc. would like to thank all those who voted for this dynamic performer!
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Shortly after returning from the last South American tour in Jan '06, the BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO began a new jazz residency at Buffalo's ultra hip Allen St. Hardware Cafe... this residency will continue through summer and all of upstate NY is invited to join the party! 
http://ElectrycTrio.brownman.com
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No longer able to deny the undeniable - Brownman Music now has a MySpace.com page. There are 4 tunes and some video from CRUZAO is currently loaded (though they will be on weekly rotation), pics, and a ton more.  Feel free to drop in and make Brown your MySpace friend.
http://www.MySpace.com/BrownmanMusic
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The AUDIO/VIDEO section at Brownman.com now has new audio up - as well as a 2 minute movie trailer from film maker Vitold Vidic's Documentary "CRUZAO: The Movie" which first aired at the 2005 Toronto film festival and documents the trials and tribulations of Brownman's struggle to get CRUZAO GRUPO MONSTRUOSO - the 15-man version of CRUZAO - prepped for it's inaugural performance at the 2004 Distillery Jazz Festival with the clocking ticking down and problems mounting. http://Brownman.com/pages-AudVid.htm  (Under VIDEO)
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Brownman recently appointed to the Prague Jazz Open Festival's Board of Artistic Directors where his knowledge and expertise will aid in shaping the vision of the festival's 2006/2007 programming.
http://www.praguejazzopen.cz
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Brownman toured ARGENTINA for 3 weeks - beginning with the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival and includes feature concert presentations with some of Argentina's finest jazz and tango artists!  May 21 to June 15 2006 - arriving back in Toronto just in time to perform 8 times for the Toronto Jazz Festival.  More Argentine info as it comes in...
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Collaborations seems to be the name of the game in 2006 and we'd like to mention some of those fantastic groups that have featured Brown in recent months: IRAKERE, CHISPA Y LOS COMPLICES, TUMBAO INC., DUB TRINITY, KUSH, FERTILE GROUND, SOULIVE, KOBOTOWN, KELLY LEE EVANS, MR. SOMETHING SOMETHING, METHODOLOGY, JAH-B, MAPALE, CHIVA, RITA DI GHENT & The SPRAWL PROJECT, AVE RD. & CESCO. All are world-class ensembles and we encourage those reading this to put their names into Google and check out their artistry.


OLDER BROWN NEWS
(by publicist Andrew McIntosh) :
Brownman voted Toronto's 2005 BEST JAZZ ARTIST by NOW Magazine:

http://brownman.com/PressReleases/NowAward-Oct27-2005_v13.PDF

Errol Nazereth's feature article on FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES:
http://Brownman.com/Interviews/Eye-Sept2005/StyleForMiles.html

ALI BROS "mythological" Canada Day performance:
http://Brownman.com/Interviews/2005-08-FilmFest/Mythology.html

Interview with View Magazine (in depth)
http://Brownman.com/Interviews/ViewMag-Mar2005/VIEW-Gruv-Mar24to30-2005.htm


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