Brownman’s Halloween Thriller 2018

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Snaggle’s bandleader guests with the Brownman Electryc Trio in Brownman’s hotly anticipated HALLOWEEN THRILLER TOUR! 6 cities, 6 shows exploring the seminal Michael Jackson Thriller record through the lens of electric jazz. You don’t want to miss this folks!
 
HALLOWEEN THRILLER 2018 :: www.Thriller.Brownman.com
 
From Press Release:
Acclaimed jazz / hip-hop trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI will once again lead an all-star quartet through his popular annual Halloween Thriller concert. The much lauded BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO + 1 will perform the entire Michael Jackson “Thriller” recording, interpreted and re-worked in the Miles Davis-esque fashion this multiple National Jazz Award winning improviser has become known for. In addition to the quartet performing Thriller top to bottom, other MJ classics will be featured through the night for this unique Halloween jazz party series. Costumes and Thriller video dance moves encouraged.
 
:: Brownman Ali – electric trumpet & spookiness
:: Nick Maclean – keyboards & ghoulishness
:: Sean Dennis – electric bass & creepiness
:: Jacob Aylward – drums & ghastliness
 
2018 HALLOWEEN THRILLER TOUR SERIES
6 shows, 6 cities, 6 Halloween parties!
Fri-Oct-26, 7pm in Cobourg @ Cobourg Collegiate Institute’s GREAT HALL
Sat-Oct-27, 9pm in Markham @ Go For Tea
Sun-Oct-28, 8pm in Toronto @ May Cafe
Mon-Oct-29, 7pm in Hamilton @ Artword Artbar
Tue-Oct-30, 8pm in St Catharines @ Warehouse Concert Hall
Wed-Oct-31, 8pm in Kitchener @ KW Boathouse

Tue-Oct-16 – 404 SHOW NOT FOUND

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Just in case any of our Ottawa peeps happened to see us featured in the latest issue of ‘Ottawa Jazz Happenings’ – we are not scheduled, nor were we ever scheduled to play a show at the Avant-Garde Bar tomorrow evening and we’re not really certain how that information got there. Sorry to disappoint and hope to see you soon!

Snaggle – Nominee in the 16th Independent Music Awards!

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We’re extremely humbled and honoured to announce that we are a nominee in this year’s The Independent Music Awards in the Funk/Fusion/Jam category for our latest release THE LONG SLOG! An enormous heartfelt thank you to everyone who worked on the record and those who’ve been a part of the band’s continued journey!
See the whole list of nominees
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In other news our bandleader and Browntasauras comrades in the Nick Maclean Quartet – a HARD SWINGING Herbie Hancock-influenced modern jazz group – are about to head out on a CD Release tour to Kingston (Thr-Feb-15), Montreal (Fri-Feb-16), Ottawa (Sat-Feb-17), and Cobourg (Sun-Feb-18) to celebrate the release of their hot new disk RITES OF ASCENSION! If that sounds like something you’re into make sure to check out the full details here!
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THE LONG SLOG
“The music of Snaggle, a fruitful sextet based in Toronto, translates into mature compositions and stupendous executions. The members of the band, virtuosos in their respective instruments, resort to a laudable sense of unity and superior taste to creatively orchestrate the nine pieces of The Long Slog, their sophomore feature album… In a certain moment they’re confronting Miles Davis with Medeski Martin & Wood; in the other, you may find the Red Hot Chili Peppers colliding with Incognito or Mahavishnu Orchestra.”
– Filipe Freitas – Jazz Trail (New York, USA)
CREDITS
Nick Maclean – rhodes/organ/synthesizer
Doug Moore – bass
Tom Grosset – drums
Michael Murray – guitar
Max Forster – trumpet
Graeme Wallace – tenor sax
Special guest: Brownman Ali – trumpet
Produced by Brownman Ali
Recorded by Brian Legere
Mixed by Josh Bowman
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Artwork by Nick Ragetli
Released on Browntasauras Records

Show Review and Interview with Bandleader Nick Maclean

Adrian Matte Quartet plays AlphaSoul Cafe

Alayne McGregor at OttawaJazzScene.ca wrote a fantastic review about our recent Ottawa performance! Make sure to read it here. Also a huge thanks to Brett Delmage for taking some truely stunning photos of the event!

 

You can also read the article Alayne wrote earlier that week after interviewing our bandleader Nick Maclean. Nick talks about us, his synth rig, his other group the Nick Maclean Quartet, Browntasauras Records, and a whole host of other things!

August Dates

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We’re getting excited for a bunch of out of town dates coming up later in August! Check it out and see if we’re playing near you!
Snaggle feat. Brownman Ali with special guest group ‘Relatively Minor’
KINGSTON
THU-AUG-17
506 Princess St, Kingston, ON
Doors at 8:30pm
9:00pm
$15 at the door
$10 adv list (email snaggle251@gmail.com)
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Snaggle feat. Brownman Ali
MONTREAL
FRI-AUG-18
5175A Park Ave, Montreal, QC
Doors at 8:30pm
9:00pm
$15 at the door
$10 adv list (email snaggle251@gmail.com)
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Snaggle feat. Brownman Ali
OTTAWA
SAT-AUG-19
135 Besserer St, Ottawa, ON
Doors at 7:30pm
8:00pm
$15 at the door
$10 adv list (email snaggle251@gmail.com)
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Snaggle feat. Brownman Ali
TORONTO
SAT-AUG-26
876 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON
Doors at 8:30pm
9:00pm
$15 at the door
$10 adv list (email snaggle251@gmail.com)

50% off sale FRI-FEB-03

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All day THIS FRI-FEB-03 Bandcamp is going to be donating their share of any sales that happen on their platform to the American Civil Liberties Union, who are working to oppose last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States. Click here to read Bandcamp’s position on the matter.

We are in absolute agreement with Bandcamp, so to lend our support in the fight against the divisive and hateful politics of the new American government we’re placing our entire discography at 50% off THIS FRIDAY ONLY

*** Use the code ‘endtheban’ ***

So pick up some cheap music and lend your voice to a very worthy cause!

Our Bandcamp: https://snaggle.bandcamp.com/