Nick Maclean Quartet ft. Brownman Ali at The Dream Cafe
Head to The Dream Cafe on Friday, May 12th, 2023 for the Nick Maclean Quartet feat. Brownman Ali.
Doors at 6PM, the show is at 8PM
This spring, the multi-award-winning NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI embarks on their extensive, two month national tour across Canada, bringing them from their hometown of Toronto all the way to the Pacific coast and everywhere in between. Led by fast-rising piano star NICK MACLEAN — an 8x Global Music Award winner and one of the most in-demand young jazz piano players in Toronto — this contemplative yet thrilling quartet delivers jazz between the two poles of thoughtful introspection and powerhouse conveyance, taking influences from Herbie Hancock’s primordial 1960’s Blue Note era recordings. Maclean’s quartet heavily features one of Canada’s most provocative improvising trumpet players — BROWNMAN ALI — an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning jazz iconoclast who has been heralded as “Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpet player” by New York City’s Village Voice and is best known globally as the last trumpet player to play in the legendary jazz-hip-hop group GURU’s JAZZMATAZZ. For this show, Ali & Maclean stand shoulder-to-shoulder with 2 of Canada’s top-tier rhythm section players: BENNETT YOUNG on upright bass (in for Ben Duff), and TODD STEWART on drums (in for Jacob Wutzke).
Come witness these four in full flight, this tour features many nights of deeply exploratory, hard-swinging modern-jazz audiences nation-wide will not want to miss.
:: Nick Maclean – piano
:: Brownman Ali – trumpet
:: Bennett Young – bass
:: Todd Stewart – drums
WATCH Nick Maclean Quartet perform the Maclean original ‘ROAD WARRIOR’
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Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/658290469405014
Full Tour Information: www.TourNMQ.brownman.com
“A fresh look at Herbie Hancock classics and delicious new original themes all presented with taste and virtuosity. No safety net here, everyone is living on the edge. Nick’s playing and writing is sublime, Brownman sounds ferocious and the rhythm section is an unstoppable force. This is truly jazz at its adventurous best. I love the music these guys make. You will too.”
– Bruce Cassidy (Blood, Sweat & Tears Musical Director ’04-’09, renowned EVI player)
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