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BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO @ Mây, 9pm, $15/$10 (Toronto Jazz Fest)

Saturday, June 28 2014, 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Sat-Jun-28, 9:00pm
feat. STEPHANIE SCHIRM - live painting

@ Mây, 876 Dundas St. W.
$15 at door, $10 adv list (email
Brownman’s powerful award-winning trio captures the essence of the later years in Miles Davis’ life, his electric period, without imitation. The group's latest CD "Gravitation" has been called "the new standard in electric jazz" by Grammy winning trumpet legend Randy Brecker. The trio are National Jazz Award & TIMA winners for “electric jazz group of the year” This special Jazz Fest performance will feature acclaimed visual artist Stephanie Schirm painting live -- improvised jazz colliding with improvised art.

Feat. Brownman (tp), Brad Cheesman (bs), Ian Wright (dr), Special guest: Stephanie Schirm (canvas) |



Spending most of his time over the last year on the road with the likes of Paul Simon and Jay-Z when not fronting his own multiple ensembles, and splitting his time between Toronto and New York, iconic Trinidadian born National Jazz Award winning trumpet player Brownman Ali always returns to Toronto during the TD Jazz Festival to inhabit the clubs. This year Brownman plays every night of the festival with a different ensemble, some of which he leads, others which he is featured in -- but every night will be a different flavour of jazz. "It'll be a bit of a musical marathon", states Brownman, "but what an incredible opportunity as an improviser to create in multiple genres. I've been on the road so much in the last year, so it's great to home again!".

Performing a staggering 12 times over the 10 day jazz festival, Brownman will be featured in 3 different Tribute shows including opening the festival with a tribute to renowned jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, a Cole Porter Tribute and a Tribute to New Orleans, as well as being the featured soloist with several other Brazilian, Cuban, jazz-hip-hop, vocal and mainstream jazz groups. He closes the festival off with an appearance with his own award-winning BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO (whose recent release "Gravitation" hit number 4 on the iTunes USA jazz charts are Grammy winning trumpet legend Randy Brecker called it "the new standard in electric jazz" on National Public Radio in New York) who joins forces with acclaimed artist Stephanie Schirm for an evening that includes live painting while the ensemble plays tunes from the new record colliding electric jazz with visual art.

ABOUT BROWNMAN: Born in Trinidad, schooled in New York and now based in Toronto, He is heralded as "Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player" by the New York Village Voice, has won 2 National Jazz Awards (11 nominations over the years), was named "the most recorded trumpet player in Canadian history" by CBC Radio Canada (his recording credits sit at just over 300 recordings), the Bravo! channel made a documentary on his life in 2007, he has been inducted into the WHO'S WHO IN BLACK CANADA, he received a citation in 2012 from the Trinidad High Commission or being a "Distinguished National Of Trinidad & Tobago" and Air Canada named him "one of the top 10 reasons to visit Toronto". When not in high demand in the studio, he tirelessly leads 7 groups of his own, composing actively for all of them (earning him a National Jazz Award for "Canadian jazz composer of the year"). He is also now in the hip-hop history books for his 4 year affiliation with legendary rapper GURU (of Gangstarr fame) as the featured soloist for his JAZZMATAZZ ensemble.
See Brownman's 2014 TD Toronto Jazz Fest schedule -->
(12 gigs in 10 days):
( under JUNE for all ticket, venue & player info. Please email to get on any Advanced Lists).

Location: May Cafe
Contact: Andrew Nicholson
$15 at door, $10 adv list email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get on the advanced list


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