Only Available until Sept 9
Arts Theatre, CONTXT by Trane,
Music Inc & Browntasauras
Records proudly present:
TRUMPET TRIBUTES 2023
A 3-part Series investigating the works of Dizzy, Freddie & Miles
From Press Release:
Over a trio of Fridays in September, multi-award winning trumpet player and jazz iconoclast BROWNMAN ALI will take a deep dive into 3 of jazz history's most impactful trumpet players, investigating the work of Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard & Miles Davis, accompanied by some of Toronto's top-tier jazz artists -- including 10x Global Music Award winner Nick Maclean on piano who appears in all 3 shows; alongside next-gen bass gurus Chris Parnis, Bennett Young & Ben Duff; in-demand drummer Petros Anagnostakos (just back from New York) and 21 year old drumset phenom Jackson Haynes.
3 trumpet legends,
3 tribute shows, 3 unique jazz parties!
-> All 3 shows package - TIX (only until Sept. 9)
by Trane, 254 Landsdowne Ave, Toronto (MAP)
ABOUT THE SHOWS & MUSICIANS
GILLESPIE TRIBUTE -
Part 1 of 3
HUBBARD TRIBUTE -
Part 2 of 3
DAVIS TRIBUTE - Part
3 of 3
Brownman.com / Facebook / Instagram / YouTube
"One of the next great voices in the new generation of jazz improvisers”
-- Randy Brecker, legendary 14x Grammy winning trumpet icon
Heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter” by NYC’s Village Voice, Brownman Ali - born on the small Caribbean island of Trinidad, & schooled in NYC - is a multiple award-winning NYC-schooled protégé to his teacher, Grammy-winning trumpet legend, Randy Brecker. Splitting his time between Toronto and New York, he tirelessly leads 7 unique ensembles of his own including the internationally acclaimed Miles Davis influenced BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO, and the award-winning CRUZAO latin-jazz quintet. All these ensembles record under Brownman's own much lauded BROWNTASAURAS RECORDS label, established in 2009. 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 worked with the likes of Guru's Jazzmatazz (replacing Donald Byrd in that primordial ensemble), Mos Def, KRS-1, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon, Jay-z, Missy Elliot, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Gary Bartz, Chucho Valdes & far too many more to name here. He is considered to be one of the most unique and provocative improvising trumpet players in the nation today and is widely regarded as a vanguard for the evolution of Jazz in Canada.
A highly decorated player, Brownman's awards & accolades include 2 National Jazz Awards (with 11 nominations over the years), Montreal Jazz Fest's "Grand Prix Du Jazz" award, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, a SOCAN composers award, an International Independent Music Award for "Album of the Year", 5 Toronto Independent Music Award "jazz artist of the year" (11 nominations), 10 Global Music Awards, a Black Canadian Award nomination for "Jazz Musician of the Year", a Caribbean Music & Entertainment Award for "Jazz Artist Of The Year", 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", NPR in New York calls him "the new standard in electric jazz", the Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General awarded him with a citation for being a "Distinguished National of Trinidad", is listed by Air Canada as one of the "Top 10 reasons to visit Toronto".
“Awards are nice,
naturally, but to dig what Brownman is doing, you’ve got to see him live.
I had a chance to do just that over the summer when Brownman fronted his
killer trio ... I came away with a blown mind. This guy’s got chops galore,
soul to match, and a sense of phrasing that recalls many of the greats,
but suggests itself to be his own.”
9+ hours of selected tracks across Brownman Ali's entire career, both as
leader and sideman in a wide range of styles and genres, via this "Featuring
Brownman" SPOTIFY PLAYLIST :
video from around the globe via this YouTube Archive :
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
This series is proudly presented by
CONTXT by Trane, Caliban Arts Theatre,
Brownman Music Inc & Browntasauras Records
Stream the entire Browntasauras Records catalog
... on SPOTIFY :
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