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Snaggle Christmas Single Release Show Feat Brownman Ali
Sun, 11 December 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST
May Cafe, 876 Dundas St W
Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
Holiday Single included with admission
Hot off the release of their second full length album THE LONG SLOG, Snaggle celebrates the release of their hotly anticipated Christmas single - their second release under the Browntasauras record label - CHRISTMAS TUNE. Come see this powerhouse ensemble perform with their fearless producer, internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet iconoclast, Brownman Ali!
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Based in Toronto, Snaggle -- under the leadership of in-demand 25 year old fast-rising jazz pianist Nick Maclean -- is a 6-piece electric-jazz-funk ensemble often described by media as “Canada’s answer to Snarky Puppy”. Sporting an all-original repertoire the group has a fearless and muscular yet introspective sound likened to a cross between electric-era Miles Davis and Rage Against the Machine. Taking elements from a wide variety of musical sources including jazz, funk, rock, and metal, Snaggle contextualizes them within the improvisational and spontaneous elements of the jazz ideology. Their uniquely brash and infectious brand of jazz-funk is a melodically driven sound incorporates primal groove qualities more commonly associated with pop and rock, swinging their live show from quietly contemplative all the way to explosively fierce. The line-up of players in SNAGGLE includes the current Guinness Book of World Records record-holder for “fastest drummer in world”, among some of the hottest 20-somethings on the scene, representing the next generation of irreverent, boundary pushing Canadian players and composers. Snaggle has been in high demand in the last year in the Ontario jazz festival circuit, and has been performing regularly in and around the Toronto area since 2013.
About BROWNMAN and BROWNTASAURAS RECORDS
Trinidadian-born, NYC-schooled & heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter” by NYC’s Village Voice, multi-award winning trumpet player Brownman Ali stands at the forefront of innovation in the Canadian jazz community. A 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. In 2009 he launched his own record label: Browntasauras Records, which saw the Electryc Trio's two now celebrated recordings garner substantial accolades and press. The label is now a home to all his ensembles as well as the newly signed SNAGGLE. Now, using the label as a breeding ground for new and visionary talent in the modern jazz realm, Browntasauras and Brownman himself are widely regarded as vanguards for the evolution of Jazz in Canada.