Fri-Nov-10 – SNAGGLE’S Tribute to Snarky Puppy feat. Brownman Ali with special guest DJ General Eclectic

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Fri-Nov-10 – SNAGGLE’S Tribute to Snarky Puppy feat. Brownman Ali with special guest DJ General Eclectic
Junction City Music Hall | http://www.JunctionCityMusicHall.com
2907 Dundas St W, Toronto, On,
Doors @ 8:00pm | Show @ 9:00pm
$15 door, $10 advance list (email snaggle251@gmail.com)

:: Nick Maclean – keys | http://www.NicholasMaclean.com
:: Brownman Ali – trumpet | http://www.Brownman.com
:: Graeme Wallace – tenor sax
:: Anoop Isac – guitar
:: Ethan Tilbury – bass
:: Geoffrey Bruce – drums
+ DJ General Eclectic (Jason Sanders) spinning his hand-picked unique sets whenever the band’s not on stage!

SNAGGLE — Toronto’s unique award-winning 6-man electric-jazz powerhouse — has, in recent years, often been referred to by media as “Canada’s answer to Snarky Puppy”. Fully embracing the comparison, SNAGGLE will pay tribute to SNARKY PUPPYs multi-Grammy winning impact on the international electric-jazz scene on Fri-Nov-10, 9pm ($15 door, $10 adv list) at Toronto’s Junction Music Hall (2907 Dundas St. W.) taking listeners on a journey though SNARKY PUPPY’s most beloved tunes. Expect to hear SNAGGLE interpretations of an assortment of compositions from albums such as ‘Bring us the Bright’, ‘The World is Getting Smaller’, ‘Tell Your Friends’, ‘Ground Up’, and ‘We Like it Here’ showcasing an exciting cross-section of Snarky’s ground breaking and influential grassroots electric-jazz visions. All arrangements were painstakingly hand orchestrated by SNAGGLE bandleader Nick Maclean, a 25-year old rising star in the Toronto jazz piano community. This performance will additionally feature acclaimed Toronto/Brooklyn jazz iconoclast & Browntasauras label exec Brownman Ali, heralded as “Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpet player” by the NYC Village Voice, as well as award-winning DJ General Eclectic (Jason Sanders) spinning his hand-picked, always perfectly chosen tracks whenever the band’s not on stage — making this a night of funkified electric-jazz audiences will not want to miss!

Some tunes we’re playing:
– Lingus
– Thing of Gold
– Binky
– Sleeper
– Tio Macaco
– Quarter Master
– What About Me?
– Skate U
– The Good Man Delivered
– Native Sons
– Intelligent Design
– The World is Getting Smaller
– 34 Klezma

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About SNAGGLE – http://www.SnaggleMusic.com
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Based in Toronto, SNAGGLE, ­­ under the leadership of in-­demand 25 year old jazz pianist Nick Maclean, is a 6­-piece electric­-jazz-funk ensemble often described by media as “Canada’s answer to Snarky Puppy”. Sporting an all­-original repertoire the group has a fearless and muscular yet introspective sound likened to a cross between electric­-era Miles Davis and Rage Against the Machine. Taking elements from a wide variety of musical sources including jazz, funk, rock, and metal, SNAGGLE contextualizes them within the improvisational and spontaneous elements of the jazz ideology. Their uniquely brash and infectious brand of jazz­-funk is a melodically driven sound which incorporates primal groove qualities more commonly associated with pop and rock, swinging their live show from quietly contemplative all the way to explosively fierce,­ sometimes all within the same tune. The line­-up of players in SNAGGLE includes some of the hottest twenty­-somethings on the Toronto scene, representing the next generation of irreverent, boundary pushing Canadian players standing side-by-side internationally acclaimed veteran trumpet iconoclast Brownman Ali. SNAGGLE has been in high demand in the Canadian jazz festival circuit, and has been performing regularly in and around the Toronto area since 2013. Most recently the band was honoured to be the recipient of a Gold-standard Global Music Award for their recent album “THE LONG SLOG”. Both “THE LONG SLOG” and their recent Christmas single “CHRISTMAS TUNE” have been seeing much international critical acclaim since their release (both releases on Browntasauras Records).
http://www.Browntasauras.com

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About BROWNMAN and BROWNTASAURAS RECORDS
http://www.Brownman.com
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Trinidadian-born, NYC-schooled & heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter” by NYC’s Village Voice, multi-award winning trumpet player Brownman Ali stands at the forefront of innovation in the Canadian jazz community. A protégé to his teacher, Grammy-winning trumpet legend, Randy Brecker, he tirelessly leads 7 unique ensembles of his own including the internationally acclaimed, Miles Davis influenced, BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO. In 2009 he launched his own record label: Browntasauras Records, which saw the Electryc Trio’s two now celebrated recordings garner substantial accolades and press. The label is now a home to all his ensembles as well as the newly signed SNAGGLE. Now, using the label as a breeding ground for new and visionary talent in the modern jazz realm, Browntasauras and Brownman himself are widely regarded as vanguards for the evolution of Jazz in Canada.

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About DJ GENERAL ECLECTIC
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Known widely as a phenonemal DJ in the Toronto community, General Eclectic’s sets on the decks prove that he lives up to his name — a truly eclectic selector. On paper some of the cuts he chooses might not seem to work together, but he creates a context in which they do, and manages to tell a story through his choices. He manages to thread together rare descarga grooves, classic ska tunes, revered Fela Kuti Afrobeat numbers and rare James Brown jams … even the odd Nina Simone song. Put another way: The man knows how to rock a party on so many levels, it’s astounding.

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Browntasauras Presents: Electryc Trio/Snaggle/Modus Factor

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Fri-May-05, 9:00pm
May Cafe , 876 Dundas St W, Toronto
www.MayToronto.com
$15 at-the-door Cover
$10 Advanced List (email andrew@brownman.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!

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Snarky Puppy Tribute

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FRI-MAR-24
May Cafe – 876 Dundas St W
Doors @ 8pm, show @ 9pm
$10 cover
info@maytoronto.com – to make a reservation (seating limited, reservations recommended!)
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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
Lingus
Thing of Gold
Binky
Sleeper
Tio Macaco
Quarter Master
Kite
Skate U
The Good Man Delivered
Native Sons
Intelligent Design
The World is Getting Smaller
34 Klezma

Christmas Single Release Show!

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     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!

SUN-DEC-11
Snaggle Christmas Single Release Show Feat Brownman
May Cafe, 876 Dundas St W
Doors at 7:30pm
$10 cover – Holiday Single included!
FB Event: http://tinyurl.com/hpdzjp6

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November Gigs

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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!

SAT-NOV-12
Snaggle and Jabberwock Live at Duffy’s Tavern
FB Event: http://tinyurl.com/gmxef9f
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FRI-NOV-18
Snaggle CD Release feat. Brownman + Flat 5 and DJ Pucker Funk
FB Event: http://tinyurl.com/gpfrcsx

New Track – SAW

Here’s the eighth track off the record, SAW! This one features an epic talkbox solo by our bandleader Nick Maclean!
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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
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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
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793318694224980/

OCT 7th Kitchener – KW Boathouse 9:00pm With Ryan Cassidy
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849378378629859/

NOV 18th Hamilton – Corktown Pub 9:30pm With Flat 5
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739082506354907/
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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
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Nick Maclean – keys
Graeme Wallace – tenor
Max Forster – trumpet
Michael Murray – guitar
Doug Moore – bass
Tom Grosset – drums
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