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Brownman Electryc Trio

BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO
:: Brownman Ali - electric trumpet
:: Sean Dennis - 6-string electric bass
:: Colin Kingsmore - drums
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— 2007 National Jazz Award “Electric Jazz Group of the Year”
— 2011 Trinidad High Commission citation: “Distinguished National"
— 2013, 2015, 2016 : 3x Toronto Independent Music Award winner
— 2014 International Independent Music Award winner
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“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 ..

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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, and the award-winning CRUZAO latin-jazz quintet. In 2009 he launched his own record label: Browntasauras Records, which saw the Electryc Trio's flagship release "Juggernaut" shoot to number 3 on the iTunes USA jazz charts

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Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School: The Twilight Fall

Read "The Twilight Fall" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As is the case with her largely anomalous music, composer / arranger Chelsea McBride's Toronto-based Socialist Night School is less a brick-and-mortar academy than a malleable concept, open to almost whatever definition the viewer (or listener) has in mind. McBride doesn't simply “write" music, she “sees" it, much as a painter visualizes what is to adorn ...

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Modus Factor: The Picasso Zone

Read "The Picasso Zone" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner


Hollow, reverberant trumpet. Electric grooves. Ambient undertones. Infectious bass. Slippery electronic textures mixed with lithe improvisational flights. Modus Factor's debut The Picasso Zone is a stellar example of modern jazz's hybrid nature as well as the creative surge coming out of Canada's jazz scene of late.Conceived by drummer Chris Lesso and featuring Brownman Ali ...

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Snaggle: The Long Slog

Read "The Long Slog" reviewed by Dave Wayne


In the art world, labeling oneself as “the next (fill in the blank)" or “(name of country)'s answer to (fill in the blank)" is a risky ploy that may reap short-term benefits in terms of quickly generating a fan base, but may actually be detrimental in terms of creative sustainability. The jny:: Toronto-based jazz-funk- rock sextet ...

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Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance's 15th Year at HotHouse Cafe June 26 - 29, 2011

Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance's 15th Year at HotHouse Cafe June 26 - 29, 2011

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011—WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011 TORONTO, ON CANADA: ANNOUNCING BRENDA CAROL & CLAIREVOYANCE AS PART OF THE 2011 TD CANADA TRUST JAZZ FESTIVAL LIVE AT HOTHOUSE CAFE. SUNDAY, JUNE 26, MONDAY, JUNE 27, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, & WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011 This all ages, 4 evening event features some of Canada's finest, jazz artists ...


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