proudly presents the 2017 - 7th Edition of:
FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES
5 Saturdays... 5 Quintets... 5 Eras of Miles Davis...
Produced & directed by Brownman Ali...|...Executive producer Terry P.
57 Jubilee Dr., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 519-749-8080
Every Saturday in April 2017
6:00pm - open for dinner
9:00pm - showtime each Saturday
$20 per show at the door
Or buy your tickets online at Eventbrite:
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Table seating will be given preference to those with
dinner reservations on a first come first serve basis.
The Boathouse features a succulent Havest Menu.
See the MENU | Reservations: 519-749-8080
In 2017 there are 5 saturdays in April.
Every Saturday multi-award winning trumpet player
BROWNMAN will lead 5 different all-star ensembles
through 5 historic eras of jazz which Miles Davis
catalyzed & immortalized with his presence.
Ali ... one of the greatest interpreters of Miles Davis' work in Canada."
- Sat Apr 1, 2017
"Young Miles" - The Bird Years
At 17 years of age Miles would travel across the river from his home in East St. Louis, Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri to hear well-known jazz musicians play in clubs. Mesmerized by their talent and style, he would listen to their all night jam sessions until Charlie "Bird" Parker arrived in St. Louis with the Billy Eckstine Band in 1944. Bird was the creative force behind a new form of jazz later to be dubbed "bebop" and the young Miles would become fascinated with it's complex melodic and harmonic structure leading Miles to follow Bird across the country until he was allowed to substitute for his trumpet player at the time - Dizzy Gillespie. His tenure as Bird's sideman would most exemplify this hard-swinging period of his life.
Brownman Ali - trumpet (National Jazz Award winner)
Nick Morgan - alto sax (Grand Prix Du Jazz nominee)
Adrean Farrugia - piano (Juno nominee / Mohawk faculty)
Ross MacIntyre - upright bass (Elizabeth Shepherd / Matt Dusk)
Norbert Botos - drums (22-year old fast-rising jazz drumset star)
CLICK to buy Week 1 tickets online at Eventbrite
- Sat Apr 8, 2017
- Sat Apr 15, 2017
- Sat Apr 22, 2017
- Sat Apr 29, 2017
Get a copy of the poster (PDF file - 6.2meg)
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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 recorded or toured with the likes of Guru's Jazzmatazz (replacing Donald Byrd in that primordial ensemble), Mos Def, KRS-1, Jay-Z, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Gary Bartz, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Chucho Valdes & far too many more to name here.
Brownman is nationally recognized as one of the most unique and provocative improvising trumpet players in the nation and is widely regarded as a vanguard for the evolution of Jazz in Canada.
A highly decorated artist, his accolades include 2 National Jazz Awards (11 nominations over the years), a CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, a SOCAN composers award, Montreal Jazz Fest's "Grand Prix Du Jazz" award, 3 Toronto Independent Music Award (& 9 nominations), an International Independent Music Award, 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", the Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General awarded him with a citation for being a "Distinguished National of Trinidad", and was once listed by Air Canada as one of the "Top 10 reasons to visit Toronto".
As evidenced by almost 700,000 visits to his website, Brownman has evolved from Canadian jazz icon to worldwide phenomenon -- catapulted by 3.5 years of touring the globe as the featured soloist with the legendary rapper Guru and his seminal jazz-hiphop band Jazzmatazz (until the great man’s tragic passing in April 2010). Driven by the desire to push and expand the boundaries of jazz composition and musicianship -- and the perceptions people have of what jazz music is and can be -- Browman is a proud torchbearer to the tradition of fearless exploration represented by immortals such as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, his own mentor Randy Brecker, John Coltrane, and Wayne Shorter.
Brownman also holds
a degree in physics, a minor in philosophy, writes the brass column for
Canadian Musician Magazine and is an often called upon international lecturer
and clinician on such topics as "advanced jazz harmony", "hip-hop and the
modern jazz improviser" & "latin rhythms for the jazz improviser".
preeminent jazz trumpeter.”
of the next great voices in the new generation of jazz improvisers..."
"Brownman is the real deal... this abundantly
talented young musician was handpicked by the late MC Guru to blow the
sinewy lines that made his Jazzmatazz project such a groundbreaking hybrid
of jazz and hip-hop... with each appearance the buzz surrounding the bold
and electric Brownman style has grown in amplitude."
most versatile hornman in Canada"
energized and in the spirit of Miles Davis"
truly gifted improviser with an original creative voice..."
creative and fearless - like a young Miles Davis."
and hip ... the music's muscular and quick, much of it thrilling..."
“It’s hard to
imagine [him] being more in the pocket, more energetic.”
the energy output [he] can generate...
with fire and intensity ... executed with skill and feeling ...
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