Nick Maclean Quartet featuring Brownman Ali
940 Bonisteel Rd. Trenton ON
” 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.”
– Bruce Cassidy (Blood, Sweat & Tears Musical Director ’04-’09, renowned EVI player)
This August, the NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI celebrates the release of their second studio album, the highly anticipated CONVERGENCE. Led by 29-year old 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 20-somethings: BEN DUFF on upright bass, and JACOB WUTZKE on drums.
Come witness these four in full flight, this performance will feature deeply exploratory, hard-swinging modern-jazz audiences will not want to miss.
Note: Our summer concerts will be held outdoors with wood fired pizza available. Gates open at 5 for the 6pm show. In the event of bad weather we will be able to move the concert indoors. The show must go on!
If you are not able attend please contact us so we may make your seats available to someone on our waiting list.
Note: We need 48 hours notice in order to issue your FULL refund. If you are not able to give the required notice please consider your ticket purchase as a donation to the band or contact us for an 80% refund.