Nick Maclean Quartet feat. Brownman Ali
Tues. Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm
$25 / members $21.25
Multi-award-winning Nick Maclean Quartet stops in Canmore on their national tour! Led by 26-year old fast-rising piano star Nick Maclean and featuring one of Canada's most provocative trumpet players Brownman Ali, this contemplative yet thrilling quartet delivers exploratory, hard-swinging modern jazz in the spirit of Herbie Hancock.
NICK MACLEAN -- a 6x Global Music Award winner, a graduate of the University Of Toronto, and one of the most in-demand young jazz piano players in Toronto -- 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, while paying tribute to some of the greatest improvisers in jazz history.
Maclean's quartet heavily features one of Canada's most provocative improvising trumpet players -- BROWNMAN ALI, heralded as "Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player" by New York City's Village Voice. Recognized as an internationally acclaimed jazz iconoclast, he currently splits his time between Brooklyn, NY & Toronto, Canada and is a 2x National Jazz Award winner. This jazz veteran is best known globally as the last trumpet player with the legendary jazz-hip-hop group GURU's JAZZMATAZZ, having replaced Donald Byrd in that seminal ensemble.
Ali & Maclean stand shoulder-to-shoulder with 2 of Toronto's top-tier 20-somethings: BEN DUFF on upright bass, and JACOB WUTZKE on drums.