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

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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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!)
Facebook Event

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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Free Download of the Day (today only!)

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The first track of THE LONG SLOG is All About Jazz‘s download of the day today! If you want to get a taste of the album make sure you stop by right here!

If you want to buy the full thing make sure to head here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-long-slog/id1155541020
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One more CD release date!
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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www.SnaggleMusic.com for more info!
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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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New Track – Theorum Feat. Brownman Ali

Here’s another sneak peek of the upcoming album featuring some unbelievable trumpet shredding from Brownman Ali! 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

“… SNAGGLE is most impressive!  The music on Long Slog is very, very challenging, yet groovy, soulful & exploratory at the same time…. Extremely well performed, written and executed.  Reminds me of a band I used to play in!”

– Randy Brecker, multi-Grammy winning trumpet legend

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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
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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
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Join our Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/XVCO5