$10 – $15

Jazz After Dark Presents : BROWNMAN AKOUSTIC TRIO

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

TWH Social

1 King Street West

Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3

Canada

View Map

Event description
TWH Social is proud to continue it's new JAZZ AFTER DARK Saturday night jazz series with 2x National Jazz Award winner BROWNMAN ALI

About this Event

:: Brownman Ali - trumpet and flugelhorn

:: Mike Downes - bass

:: Frank Botos - drums

TWH Social is proud to continue it's new JAZZ AFTER DARK Saturday night jazz series with 2x National Jazz Award winner BROWNMAN ALI -- who was the 1st jazz artist to grace our stage with his FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES Series in March!

The BROWNMAN AKOUSTIC TRIO performs organic jazz in the classic trio setting, striving to embody the jazz improvising spirit of the 50's and 60's -- communication. Playing selections of standards linked together in one organic mish-mash of sonic goodness, this unit brings classic jazz themes to a new generation. Expect to hear a lot of Prestige years Miles Davis in the mix from "Solar" to "Nardis" to "Four" this trio is steeped in the sounds of the Blue Note era of jazz.

ABOUT BROWNMAN ALI: 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. 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, his 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", 3 Toronto Independent Music Awards for "Jazz Artist Of The Year" (9 nominations), a Black Canadian Award nomination for "Jazz Musician of the Year", an induction into the WHO'S WHO IN BLACK CANADA, a Caribbean Music Award nomination, 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" and he has been 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 a 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."

- Buffalo News

"Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player"

- New York Village Voice

"... virtuostic, energized and in the spirit of Miles Davis"

- Toronto's NOW Magazine

"One of the next great voices in the new generation of jazz improvisers"

- Randy Brecker, multi-grammy winning legendary trumpeter

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

TWH Social

1 King Street West

Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3

Canada

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved