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

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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Album Sneak Peek #2 – Sad Ritual

The second track off of our upcoming album. This one features a mind-melting solo by Mike!

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Keep an eye out for our CD release dates!
OCT 2nd Toronto – The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar 9:30pm Facebook Event
OCT 7th Kitchener – KW Boathouse 9:00pm With Ryan Cassidy
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
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Nick Maclean – keys
Graeme Wallace – tenor
Max Forster – trumpet
Michael Murray – guitar
Doug Moore – bass
Tom Grosset – drums

Album Sneak Peek – Snaggle #7

Here’s a taste of the upcoming album! This is the first track Snaggle #7 featuring phenomenal solos by Max Forster and Graeme Wallace! Presales start September 17th!
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Keep an eye out for our CD release dates!
OCT 2nd Toronto – The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar 9:30pm
OCT 7th Kitchener – KW Boathouse 9:00pm With Ryan Cassidy
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
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Nick Maclean – keys
Graeme Wallace – tenor
Max Forster – trumpet
Michael Murray – guitar
Doug Moore – bass
Tom Grosset – drums

The Album has Arrived!!!

1000 printed copies of the upcoming album ‘The Long Slog’ have finally arrived! We’re so excited to be releasing this bad boy in almost exactly a month’s time! Online presales will be opening on September 17th (that’s right you can order EARLY!) and we have a number of CD release dates booked around the region:

OCT 2nd – Toronto – The Rex 9:30pm

OCT 7th – Kitchener/Waterloo – The Boathouse 9:00pm With Ryan Cassidy

NOV 18th – Hamilton – Corktown Pub 9:30pm With Flat 5

All of these dates are featuring our fearless producer Brownman, we are so EXCITED!!!

Keep an eye out London and Guelph cats, we’re still working to get out to you guys!

 

July Tour Dates

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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 15th – Live at the Richmond Tavern with Fun Fact
372 Richmond St, London, ON 10pm
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July 16th – Waterloo Jazz Festival Open Jam hosted by Snaggle
The Jazz Room, 59 King Street North,Waterloo ON 6:30pm
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July 17th – Waterloo Jazz Festival
Waterloo Jazz Festival Mainstage, 4:00pm
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July 17th – Snaggle Live at Homegrown with Izoktron
27 King William St, Hamilton, ON 8:00pm
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Toronto Jazz Festival Presents Snaggle FEAT Brownman Ali

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Big show coming up! On June 28th we’re playing at Mây as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival and to sweeten the deal, our longtime producer and trumpet player extraordinaire Brownman Ali will be our special guest!

SNAGGLE with special guest Brownman Ali
876 Dundas St West,
Show starts at 8:00pm
$10

On June 28th Snaggle’s brash sound will once again be joined by acclaimed trumpet player Brownman Ali. Snaggle is a 6 piece electric-jazz ensemble that takes influences from Snarky Puppy, Miles Davis and everything in between. This ensemble juxtaposes gentle melodies with hard funk and ties it all together with some creative and exciting improvisation. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Brown (his full bio’s below) — he is an incredibly accomplished trumpet player, musician & composer and when he’s not touring the world with the titans of the music industry (Jay-z, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band to name only a few) he’s got some killer projects on the go including our favorite – the BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO. So make sure you don’t miss it, 8:00pm, $10 cover!

 

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