October Tour – Mark Your Calendars!


We hit the road next week playing shows in COBOURG, KINGSTON, MONTREAL, OTTAWA, and TORONTO! We’ll be featuring “Canada’s pre-eminent jazz trumpet player” (NYC Village Voice) Brownman Ali, and will include a cross-section of the entire multi award-winning “Long Slog” recording, so mark your calendars and strap in for some ferocious electric jazz!

:: Nick Maclean – synthesizers
:: Brownman Ali – electric trumpet
:: Conrad Gluch – tenor sax
:: David Gabilan Riddel – electric guitar
:: Sean Dennis – 6-string electric bass
:: Riley O’Connor – drums

The Loft Cinema at 201 Division Cobourg | http://www.CobourgLoft.ca
Cobourg, ON – 201 Division St.
WED-OCT-03, doors @ 7pm,show @ 7:30pm
buy tickets online at https://tickets.cobourg.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent1032.html
or call toll free 1-855-372-2210
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1354790274660039/

w/ special guest opening act: PLACEHOLDERS
The Mansion Kingston | http://www.Mansion.Rocks
Kingston, ON – 506 Princess St, K7L 1C5
THR-OCT-04, doors @ 8pm, show @ 9pm
for advance list email snaggle251@gmail.com before October 04
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/748777152132852/

w/ special guest opening act: OLIVIER SALAZAR GROUP
Resonance Café | http://www.ResonanceCafe.com
Montreal, ON – 5175A Ave. du Parc, H2V 4G3
FRI-OCT-05, doors @ 8pm, show @ 9pm
for advance list email snaggle251@gmail.com before October 05
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1096582953815738/

Avant-Garde Bar | http://www.AvantGardeBar.com
Ottawa, ON – 135 1/2 Besserer St, K1N 6A7
SAT-OCT-06, doors @ 7pm, show @ 8pm
for advance list email snaggle251@gmail.com before October 06
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/466993450452422/

Mây | http://www.MayToronto.com
Toronto, ON – 879 Dundas St. W., M6J 1W1
SUN-OCT-07, doors @ 7pm, show @ 8pm
for advance list email snaggle251@gmail.com before October 07
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/238683370183354/

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


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

About SNAGGLE – http://www.SnaggleMusic.com
Join our Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/XVCO5
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).

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.

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.


Browntasauras Presents: Electryc Trio/Snaggle/Modus Factor


Fri-May-05, 9:00pm
May Cafe , 876 Dundas St W, Toronto
$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!



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

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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FEB 08 Snaggle Live at the Handlebar FEAT Brownman Ali

Brownman-face-b&w-2     More exciting news, next Sunday we are playing with the one and only Brownman Ali at the Handlebar! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Brown, he is an incredibly accomplished trumpet player and musician and when he’s not touring the world with the titans of the music industry he’s got some killer projects on the go including our favorite, his electric trio. So make sure you don’t miss this Sunday, 8:00, PWYC!