May Cafe , 876 Dundas St W, Toronto
$15 at-the-door Cover
$10 Advanced List (email email@example.com to get on the Adv List)
Widely regarded as a vanguard for the evolution of Jazz in Canada, Toronto’s own BROWNTASAURAS RECORDS presents three of its most dynamic and explosive electric-jazz ensembles: BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO, SNAGGLE & MODUS FACTOR for an evening of intensely funkified music. The label, formed in 2009 by acclaimed jazz trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI, was initially created as a home for the 8 group he leads. In 2015 he opened the doors to other groups he performs with being signed in an attempt to help catalyze the creation of new jazz art. Now the label is home to a myriad of envelope pushing band-leaders, all of whom feature Brownman in their ensembles.
From the improvisational bedlam of Modus Factor, to the highly diverse compositional odysseys of Snaggle, to the visceral power of the Brownman Electryc Trio, the Browntasauras Presents: will give each ensemble the opportunity to showcase their own unique sounds. Then — as the night progresses — audiences will start to see Browntasauras musicians all guesting in other ensembles. Expect to see the Modus bass player with the Brownman Electryc Trio, the Snaggle keyboardist sitting in with Modus, and the Electryc Trio drummer playing with Snaggle, making this a UNIQUE offering of exploratory, cross-pollinated electric-jazz, the likes of which Toronto has never seen before. A must see!
May Cafe – 876 Dundas St W
Doors @ 8pm, show @ 9pm
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On March 24th we’re paying tribute to our favourite Grammy-winning electric jazz-funk band with selections taken from ‘Bring us the Bright’, ‘The World is Getting Smaller’, ‘Tell Your Friends’, ‘Ground Up’, and ‘We Like it Here’! This is going to be a really special show so don’t miss it!
Our Set List
Thing of Gold
The Good Man Delivered
The World is Getting Smaller
We’re releasing our brand new Holiday Season single “Christmas Tune” at Toronto’s May Cafe on Sun-Dec-11, 8pm! Far from being a typical Holiday Season release, “Christmas tune” is a commentary on some of the defining characteristics of modern commercial Christmas music, much of which are written in major keys, and drenched in so much saccharin that it red-lines the “happy-happy” meter. Instead, our bandleader Nick Maclean’s composition presents an antithesis to that Holiday writing approach — an eclectic and multifaceted exploration of the full spectrum of human emotion. This performance will feature label exec and “Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpet player” (NYC Village Voice) Brownman Ali, and will include a cross-section of the entire “The Long Slog” recording for those that missed the Oct CD Release making this a night of funkified electric-jazz audiences will not want to miss!
Snaggle Christmas Single Release Show Feat Brownman
May Cafe, 876 Dundas St W
Doors at 7:30pm
$10 cover – Holiday Single included!
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Two fantastic shows coming up this month, one in Toronto with electric jazz heavy-hitters Jabberwock and then our Hamilton CD Release show with Flat 5, DJ Pucker Funk and of course our faithful producer Brownman Ali!
Snaggle and Jabberwock Live at Duffy’s Tavern
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Snaggle CD Release feat. Brownman + Flat 5 and DJ Pucker Funk
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Here’s the eighth track off the record, SAW! This one features an epic talkbox solo by our bandleader Nick Maclean!
the album is now available for pre-sale, if you want to pre-order your copy make sure to head here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-long-slog/id1155541020
Keep an eye out for our CD release dates! All CD release shows $10 entry, $15 WITH ALBUM!
OCT 2nd Toronto – The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar 9:00pm
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OCT 7th Kitchener – KW Boathouse 9:00pm With Ryan Cassidy
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NOV 18th Hamilton – Corktown Pub 9:30pm With Flat 5
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Tracked by Brian Legere
mixed by Josh Bowman
mastered by Joao Carvalho
liner notes by David Restivo
produced by Brownman Ali
Nick Maclean – keys
Graeme Wallace – tenor
Max Forster – trumpet
Michael Murray – guitar
Doug Moore – bass
Tom Grosset – drums
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We’ve got some new photos up taken from the open jam session that we hosted at the Waterloo Jazz Festival last Saturday. We had a great time that day and got to play with a whole bunch of fantastic young up and comers in the city! A big thanks to Gee-Wong for taking these!
That’s right, hot off the heels of the Toronto Jazz Festival, in a few short weeks we’ll be on the road for a bunch of out of town dates. We’re really excited to get outside the city limits again and we hope to see a bunch of you there! We’ll be playing a whole lot of the material that will be coming out in October in our upcoming album, so it’s going to be a whole lot of fun! The full schedule is listed below:
July 17th – Snaggle Live at Homegrown with Izoktron
27 King William St, Hamilton, ON 8:00pm