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December 2009 Bookings/Gig Schedule
( the schedule will return to it's original look in the new year )
Sun-Dec-06 - BROWNMAN AKOUSTIC TRIO in Toronto
6-9pm........Recently returning to Toronto after a summer of juggling touring schedules between the Brownman
.............Electryc Trio and Guru's Jazzmatazz, the Toronto based Trinidadian-born multi-award winning jazz 
.............trumpeter brings his acoustic trio to Gate 403 for a Sunday night of 50's & 60's jazz ala Miles Davis, .............John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Duke Ellington and the American jazz songbook.
.............feat. Brownman - trumpet, Ben Miller - upright bass, Jeff Halischuk - drums
.............@ Gate 403, Toronto, Canada
.............cost: FREE!
.............403 Roncesvalles, Toronto, Canada  |  (416) 588-2930  |  (MAP)

Fri-Dec-11 - BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO in Buffalo, NY
10:30pm......After relentless touring with various groups including GURU's JAZZMATAZZ for the last few months, 
.............acclaimed Trinidadian trumpet player BROWNMAN and his ELECTRYC TRIO will once again be returning
.............to Buffalo's Allen St. Hardware Cafe on Fri Dec 11, 11PM feat. Buffalo's own Tim Webb (subbing for
.............Aaron Staebell) on drums, and Buffalo's own bass legend Rodney Appleby!
.............feat. Brownman - electric trumpet,  Tim Webb - drums, Rodney Appleby - bass
.............@ Allen St. Hardware Cafe, Buffalo, NY
.............cost: FREE!
.............245 Allen St., Buffalo, New York  |  (716) 882-8843  |  (MAP)

Sat-Dec-12 - TYPE RELEVANT feat. BROWNMAN... then...
10:00pm......BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO feat. TYPE RELEVANT in Buffalo, NY
.............MNM Presents a night of all-live Jazz & Hip-Hop collaborations featuring award winning hip-hop
.............band "Type Relevant" and highly decorated Canadian jazz artist: Brownman (soloist for Guru's
.............Jazzmatazz / Mos Def)  and his Electryc Trio.  Opening act: "Kinda Like Dreamin" ( 3-time champion
.............in Buffalo's battle of the hip-hop Bands). This is sure to be one of the most energetic and entertaining
.............shows of the year.  the Brownman Electryc Trio will do a feature set with members of Type Relevant
.............guesting, and then Type Relevant will take the stage with Brownman as a guest with them.
.............TYPE RELAVANT Band Bio -> For nearly a decade, Type Relevant has been captivating audiences
.............leaving them mesmerized and wanting more. Type Relevant is a powerhouse trio that can
.............impress a wide range of crowds with a blend of jazz, funk, blues, and hip-hop, increasing
.............revenue and patronage at any venue. Originally a duo, the group formed in 1999..
.............Brownman Electryc trio feat. Brownman - electric trumpet,  Tim Webb - drums, Rodney Appleby - bass
.............Type Relevant feat. Brian Herlihy (Relevant) - 7-string guitar, John Hunter (TypeNice) - drums, Mad Dukes - rapper
.............@ Soundlab, Buffalo, NY
.............cost: $8
.............110 Pearl St., Buffalo, New York  |  (716) 883-3209  |  (MAP)

Sat-Dec-19 - BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO feat. ENLIGHT in Toronto
8:00pm.......Brownman, Canada's preeminent trumpet player and his Elecryc Trio set the vibe at the Trane Studio's
.............holiday party. With accolades like the Electric Group of the Year from the Canadian National Jazz Awards
.............and impeccable stage presence the night is set to be full of hot beats. As featured in Week 5 of Brownman's
.............Five Weeks For Miles series, Gruvasylum rapper extraordinaire Enlight  teams up with Brownman Elecryc
.............Trio for an evening of jazz-funk, hip-hop, R&B classics from Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder, acid-jazz
.............& rare groove - all with a modern urban jazz twist.
.............Doors open for dining at 6pm. For dinner reservations, send us an email or call (416) 913-8197. 
.............@ Trane Studio, Toronto, ON
.............cost: $10 before 9pm, $15 after
.............Email andrew@brownman.com to get on the advanced guest list and pay only $10 for the concert.
.............Take advantage of the Trane Studio's $35 Exclusive Concert and Dinner Package. Enjoy a three-course
.............meal prepared by Chef Elgon Walker.
.............964 Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada  |  (416) 913-8197  |  (MAP)

.............All info: NewYearsEve.TraneStudio.com

Thurs. December 31:
New Year's Eve 2009 Special Event!
08:00pm: Live From NYC - The DON PATE TRIO + 1
Turning the Don Pate Trio, into a quartet this New Year’s Eve, the trio adds Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpeter, Brownman to the line-up. This special New Year's Eve ensemble will consist of luminious and highly in demand New York City bassist DON PATE accompanied by former drummer for Chaka Khan and one of the  pioneers of Acid Jazz, VICTOR JONES; mentor of R&B superstar Alicia Keys and creator of Jazzoetry, AZIZA MILLER; and Canada's own Trinidadian born multi-award winning jazz trumpet icon, BROWNMAN.


Don Pate - bass
A respected and revered bassist on the New York scene since the 50's, Pate has performed with such musical luminaries as Sonny Rollins, Roy Haynes, Yusef Lateef, Ravi Coltrane, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Gil Evans and Paul Shaffer (of The Letterman Show). Most recently he has recorded on Anami Records with Brooklyn guitarist Tisziji Munoz.
Aziza Miller - piano  www.reverbnation.com/Jazzsoetry
Aziza, a composer, pianist, poet, vocalist, arranger and music educator is a YAMAHA endorsed Artist. She was born and raised in NYC and is recipient of The Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award from President Bill Clinton.  One notable student of Aziza’s is Alecia Keys. Her most popularly recorded song to date is "La Costa". Natalie Cole sung and recorded it during the time when Aziza, (who was then known as Linda Williams) was her music director and pianist. She has collaborated with Ahmad Jamal to name a few  Aziza has worked with  artists such as Marvin Hamlisch,  James Brown, Linda Hopkins, Marlena Shaw, Freda Payne, Alex Blake, Benny Powell, Russel Blake, Buddy Williams, Sonny Redd, Rene McClean, Cecil Payne and Natalie Cole. In April, 2008, Aziza appeared on Oprah Winfrey's Big Give at Carnegie Hall.
Victor Jones - drums  www.cultureversy.com
Victor Jones was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. His talent was discovered by the great Lou Donaldson in 1975. Since then he has toured and recorded with legends such as Stan Getz, James Moody, Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, Phyllis Hyman, Stanley Turrentine, Masabumi Kikuchi, Michel Pettruciani, Dizzy Gillespie and Chaka Khan. For the last two years, he has been touring with acclaimed jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott.
with special guest
Brownman - trumpet  www.Brownman.com
Born on the small Caribbean island of Trinidad, schooled in New York City under Randy Brecker's watchful eye and now heralded as "Canada's preeminent jazz trumpeter" by New York City's Village Voice magazine, he irelessly leads no less than 7 highly respected ensembles of his own spanning genres from be-bop to hip-hop. Since returning to Canada from NYC, he has been on the cutting edge of modern music in the nation for the ast decade, winning multiple awards nationally, achieving international recognition while touring the globe, and widely considered to be a vanguard for the evolution of jazz in Canada. Brownman is currently the featured soloist with the legendary New York City jazz-hip-hop artist GURU's JAZZMATAZZ.
$50 advance: (rises to $65 after Dec 25)
to get on the advanced list: 
416-913-8197 or  newyearseve@brownman.com
(you can pre-pay by credit card *only* by calling) 
$70 door:
 (above pricing for party only.  See below for dinner package,
  priority seating given to package purchasers) 
$115 NYE Package: (rises to $130 after Dec 25) 
- 3 sets of music from the Don Pate Trio feat. Brownman
- Fantastic 4 course dinner
- champagne at midnight
- DJ between band sets
Package reservations and payment via credit card
must be done by phone (in order to ensure priority seating)
(leave message, you'll be called back to confirm)

Click to see full sized poster

Don Pate - bass

Aziza Miller - keys / voice

Victor Jones - drums

Brownman - trumpet





Brownman Electryc Trio
tour dates in support of the
new release of Juggernaut
on Browntasauras Records
coming soon!

Please buy your copy at

Brown is focused heavily
on recording sessions:
He was, or is, currently locked in
studios with the following artists:
Guru (hip-hop)
Nelly Furtado (pop)
Brownman Electryc Trio (electric jazz)
Josh Goodman (jazz)
Gerardo Brizuela (Latin house / electronica)
Trey Mills (singer/songwriter)
Rex Mann (folk)
Sheldon Barkley (Calypso)
Fernando Maar (jazz-rock)
Tia Brazda (singer/songwriter)
Jued (hip-hop)
John Eccelston (singer/songwriter)
Professor D (hip-hop)
Third Word (hip-hop)
Rikoshay (hip-hop)
Jason Wilson (progressive reggae)
CRUZAO (latin-jazz-urbania)
Chiva (Colombian latin-jazz)

Jazzmatazz Vol. 4

For the last 3 years Brownman has been  the touring trumpet soloist with with legendary rapper GURU (of Gangstarr fame) in his JAZZMATAZZ ensemble. 

Guru & Brownman
- a brief history -
Guru and Brownman - Belgium
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.  This could have been just another 'backing band for out-of-town act' session for the often called Trinidadian trumpeter, but the chemistry between Brown and Guru was evident even back then on their first meeting.  During that show Guru would push him out of his regular horn position to the front of the stage to solo while the hip-hop legend held a mic in front of his horn's 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', replacing the luminious Donald Byrd 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 '07 he was again contacted by Solar, impressed by Brown's work on the track, to ask him to tour America for the release of JAZZMATAZZ VOL. 4. 
Brownman soloing hard - Portugal (photo: Alexandre Vaz)
Since then Brownman is deeply honoured to have been touring the world as the featured soloist with GURU's JAZZMATAZZ as they bring their unique breed of jazz-hip-hop through The United States, Europe, Japan & South America.  The world tour continues...

See extensive YouTube archive of tour footage.

Guru and Brownman - Brazil

(by publicist Andrew McIntosh) :

Brownman nonimated for a 2008
Toronto Independant Music Award w/ the
2008 Toronto Jazz Group of the Year
Brownman nonimated for a 2008
National Jazz Award w/ the
2008 Electric Jazz Group of the Year
(the group won in this category last year)
Brownman named Toronto's
NOW Magazine's
2007 Toronto Jazz Trumpeter of the Year
Featured cover story for the Oct/Nov 2007 issue
of CODA magazine, Canada's most acclaimed
jazz publication since 1958. 

Read the whole article
here (2.3meg PDF file)
After being nominated in 5 categories at the 2007 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)
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:
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!
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! 
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.
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)
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.
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...
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.

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


Errol Nazereth's feature article on FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES:

ALI BROS "mythological" Canada Day performance:

Interview with View Magazine (in depth)


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