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July 2007 Bookings/Gig Schedule
Date
Time
Band
Idiom
Venue
City
Fri
July 6
2007
8:00pm
to
10:00pm
(FREE!)
Dundas Square proudly presents:
The 15-man powerhouse
latin-jazz-urban orchestra of
Nick "Brownman" Ali &
CRUZAO + 1

From Harbourfront's press release:
"BROWNMAN - born in Trinidad, schooled in NYC and now garnering international acclaim, this multi-award winning trumpeter/composer's remarkable talent for blending jazz elements with urban grooves and Latin rhythms is best exemplified by CRUZAO -currently recognized as one of Canada's most acclaimed Latin-jazz ensembles.  Brownman & his 5-man Latin powerhouse - this time with a special guest playing the second bass chair -  funkifies audiences with Brownman's unique high-energy compositions amalgamating authentic South American rhythms, jazz harmony and modern urban music concepts, all in a chordless setting.  Called "The finest Latin-jazz group Canada's ever produced" by the Chicago Tribune, they are winners of the Montreal Jazz Festival's coveted "Grand Prix du Jazz Award" and 4 time nominee at the National Jazz Awards for "Electric Jazz Group of the Year". 
Latin-jazz-urbania
Dundas Sqaure
--
FREE concert
open to
the public!
Corner of Yonge & Dundas in the heart of
Toronto
Sat 
June 9
2007

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Sun
July 01
2007

Tour
EUROPEAN TOUR - Part II
with NYC hip-hop legend (of Gangstarr fame)
GURU's JAZZMATAZZ

With a career that spans over a decade and one that is now eleven-LPs deep, Guru has been able to stay relevant when many of his counterparts have faded into the background. Now with a new musical and business partnership in full motion with Solar, Guru feels even more reinvigorated. When asked how he has been able stay such a viable force in the music industry Guru states matter of factly be honest with yourself, be original, be open to criticism and dont be afraid to reinvent and recreate oneself".
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Brownman will appear as the featured soloist with
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in Europe II - start
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Mon-Jul-09 : off (fly to France)
Tue-Jul-10 : Marseille, France @ Festival de Marseille
Wed-Jul-11 : Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
Thu-Jul-12 : Hannover, Germany @ Faust
Fri-Jul-13 : Ghent, Belgium @ Blue Note Festival
Sat-Jul-14 : Prague, Czech Repl. @ Hip Hop Stars Fest
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in Europe II - ends
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Jazz
Hip-hop
Tour
Europe
Tour
Part 2
Sun 
July 15
2007

- to - 

Wed
Aug 15
2007

Tour
AMERICAN TOUR
with NYC hip-hop legend (of Gangstarr fame)
GURU's JAZZMATAZZ
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in USA/CANADA - start
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Sun-Jul-15 : Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Mon-Jul-16 : Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Tue-Jul-17 : off
Wed-Jul-18 : Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Thu-Jul-19 : Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Fri-Jul-20 : Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar 
Sat-Jul-21 : Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Sun-Jul-22 : off or SLC or Aspen, CO @ tba
Mon-Jul-23 : off
Tue-Jul-24 : Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Wed-Jul-25 : Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
Thu-Jul-26 : Bend, OR @ Dominoes
Fri-Jul-27 : Humbolt, CA @ Indigo or Mazzoti's
Sat-Jul-28 : San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Sun-Jul-29 : Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Mon-Jul-30 : San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
Tue-Jul-31 : off
Wed-Aug-01 : Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
Thu-Aug-02 : Dallas, TX @ Granada
Fri-Aug-03 : Little Rock, AR @ Revolution
Sat-Aug-04 : Memphis, TN @ New Daisy (tbc)
Sun-Aug-05 : New Orleans, LA or Atlanta, GA @ tba
Mon-Aug-06 : off
Tue-Aug-07 : Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggys
Wed-Aug-08 : Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Thu-Aug-09 : Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Fri-Aug-10 : Baltimore, MD @ Ramshead Live
Sat-Aug-11 : Boston, MA @ tba
Sun-Aug-12 : Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Mon-Aug-13 : off
Tue-Aug-14 : Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
Wed-Aug-15 : New York, NY @ tba
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in USA/CANADA - end
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Jazz
Hip-hop
Tour
American
Tour

 
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BIG UPCOMING GIGS
(by publicist Andrew McIntosh) :
Apr saw Brown focused heavily

on recording sessions:

He was, or is, currently locked in
studio with the following artists:
Electryc Trio (electric jazz)
Professor D (hip-hop)
Third Word (hip-hop)
Rikoshay (hip-hop)
Jason Wilson (progressive reggae)
CRUZAO (latin-jazz-urbania)
Chiva (Colombian latin-jazz)



Brownman is currently the touring trumpet players with with legendary rapper GURU of Gangstarr & Jazzmatazz fame.  He'll be on tour for most of the Summer with Guru.

**NEWS**
Guru's management has just asked Brown to come to Europe with JAZZMATAZZ 4 for the summer of '07.

JUNE 12-13 (rehearsals in Europe)
JUNE 14-30 (European shows)
JULY 10-14 (European shows)
JULY 15-3rd week of AUGUST (US tour)
SEPT T.B.A. (Australia / New Zealand)

Brownman & Guru
2006 ended for Brownman with the explosive "Jazz By Genre" presentation of legendary rapper of Jazzmatazz and Gangstarr fame - GURU, held in Toronto's revered Mod Club.  The chemistry between Brown and Guru was evident, Guru even dragging him to the front of the stage to solo while the hip-hop legend held a mic in front of his bell.  This single performance would lead to a phone call from Guru's producer Solar a month later asking Brown if he was available to make an appearance on the upcoming 2007 release of 'Jazzmatazz Vol. 4' due out in stores nationwide in April 2007, replacing Roy Hargrove as the featured trumpet soloist.  Brown, accepting immediately, would write a special horn arrangement of "Universal Struggle" and solo throughout the tune.  In early Feb he was again contacted by Solar - who was thrilled by Brown's work on the track and ask him to tour America for the release of JAZZMATAZZ VOL. 4.  Brownman will be touring with GURU throughout 2007 and is honoured to be Guru's featured trumpet soloist.
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The Madness begins on June 01
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Fri-Jun-01 w/ MARRON MATIZADO
         @ Old Mill, Toronto
Sat-Jun-02 off
Sun-Jun-03 w/ BROWNMAN ACOUSTIC TRIO
         @ 10 Feet Tall, Toronto
Mon-Jun-04 off
Tue-Jun-05 off
Wed-Jun-06 off 
Thu-Jun-07 off
Fri-Jun-08 w/ CRUZAO GRUPO MONSTRUOSO
         @ Harbourfront, Toronto (Free!)
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in Europe I - start
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Sat-Jun-09 : off (Brown travels to Switzerland)
Sun-Jun-10 : arrival in Switzerland
Mon-Jun-11 : rehearsals in Switzerland
Tue-Jun-12 : rehearsals in Switzerland
Wed-Jun-13 : rehearsals in Switzerland
Thr-Jun-14 : Zurich, Switzerland @ Moods
Fri-Jun-15 : Lausanne, Switzerland @ D Club
Sat-Jun-16 : Albi, France @ Summer Rock Fest
Sun-Jun-17 : off (travel to UK)
Mon-Jun-18 : London, UK @ Jazz Cafe
Tue-Jun-19 : London, UK @ Jazz Cafe
Wed-Jun-20 : London, UK @ Jazz Cafe
Thr-Jun-21 : off
Fri-Jun-22 : Amsterdam, Netherlands
                @ Patronaat
Sat-Jun-23 : Sofia, Bulgaria @ Black Box
Sun-Jun-24 : off
Mon-Jun-25 : Innsbruck, Austria @ Treibhaus
Tue-Jun-26 : Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
Wed-Jun-27 : off (travel to Zaragoza, Spain)
Thr-Jun-28 : soundcheck in Spain
Fri-Jun-29 : Zaragoza, Spain
                @ Zaragaza Hiphop fest
Sat-Jun-30 : La Roche Sur Yon, France
                @ Microcosm
Sun-Jul-01 : off (Brown flys to Canada)
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in Europe I - ends
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Mon-Jul-02 off (Brown in Toronto)
Tue-Jul-03 off (in Toronto)
Wed-Jul-04 off (in Toronto) 
Thr-Jul-05 off (in Toronto)
Fri-Jul-06 Brownman & CRUZAO
         @ Dundas Square, Toronto
Sat-Jul-07 off (Hendrik @ Sunfest?)
Sun-Jul-08 off (Hendrik @ Sunfest?)
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in Europe II - start
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Mon-Jul-09 off (fly to France)
Tue-Jul-10 Marseille, France - confirmed
Wed-Jul-11 Europe dates tba
Thu-Jul-12 Europe dates tba
Fri-Jul-13 Ghent, Belgium - confirmed
Sat-Jul-14 Prague, Czech Republic - confirmed
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in Europe II - end
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in USA/CANADA - start
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Sun-Jul-15 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Mon-Jul-16 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Tue-Jul-17 off
Wed-Jul-18 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Thu-Jul-19 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Fri-Jul-20 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar 
Sat-Jul-21 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Sun-Jul-22 off or SLC or Aspen, CO @ tba
Mon-Jul-23 off
Tue-Jul-24 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Wed-Jul-25 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
Thu-Jul-26 Bend, OR @ Dominoes
Fri-Jul-27 Humbolt, CA @ Indigo or Mazzoti
Sat-Jul-28 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Sun-Jul-29 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Mon-Jul-30 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
Tue-Jul-31 off
Wed-Aug-01 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
Thu-Aug-02 Dallas, TX @ Granada
Fri-Aug-03 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution
Sat-Aug-04 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy (tbc)
Sun-Aug-05 New Orleans, LA or Atlanta, GA
Mon-Aug-06 off
Tue-Aug-07 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggys
Wed-Aug-08 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Thu-Aug-09 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Fri-Aug-10 Baltimore, MD @ Ramshead Live
Sat-Aug-11 Boston, MA @ tba
Sun-Aug-12 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Mon-Aug-13 off
Tue-Aug-14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
Wed-Aug-15 New York, NY @ tba
Thr-Aug-16 off 
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GURU'S JAZZMATAZZ in USA/CANADA - end
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BROWN NEWS
(by publicist Andrew McIntosh) :
Brownman was recently nominated for a 2006 Canadian National Jazz Award for "Latin-jazz Artist of the Year".  The prize was awarded to the luminous and deserving Hilario Duran, but we at Brownman Music Inc. would like to thank all those who voted for this dynamic performer!

Shortly after returning from the last South American tour in Jan '06, the BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO began a new jazz residency at Buffalo's ultra hip Allen St. Hardware Cafe... this residency will continue through summer and all of upstate NY is invited to join the party! 
http://ElectrycTrio.brownman.com

No longer able to deny the undeniable - Brownman Music now has a MySpace.com page. There are 4 tunes and some video from CRUZAO is currently loaded (though they will be on weekly rotation), pics, and a ton more.  Feel free to drop in and make Brown your MySpace friend.
http://www.MySpace.com/BrownmanMusic

The AUDIO/VIDEO section at Brownman.com now has new audio up - as well as a 2 minute movie trailer from film maker Vitold Vidic's Documentary "CRUZAO: The Movie" which first aired at the 2005 Toronto film festival and documents the trials and tribulations of Brownman's struggle to get CRUZAO GRUPO MONSTRUOSO - the 15-man version of CRUZAO - prepped for it's inaugural performance at the 2004 Distillery Jazz Festival with the clocking ticking down and problems mounting. http://Brownman.com/pages-AudVid.htm  (Under VIDEO)

Brownman recently appointed to the Prague Jazz Open Festival's Board of Artistic Directors where his knowledge and expertise will aid in shaping the vision of the festival's 2006/2007 programming.
http://www.praguejazzopen.cz

Brownman toured ARGENTINA for 3 weeks - beginning with the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival and includes feature concert presentations with some of Argentina's finest jazz and tango artists!  May 21 to June 15 2006 - arriving back in Toronto just in time to perform 8 times for the Toronto Jazz Festival.  More Argentine info as it comes in...

Collaborations seems to be the name of the game in 2006 and we'd like to mention some of those fantastic groups that have featured Brown in recent months: IRAKERE, CHISPA Y LOS COMPLICES, TUMBAO INC., DUB TRINITY, KUSH, FERTILE GROUND, SOULIVE, KOBOTOWN, KELLY LEE EVANS, MR. SOMETHING SOMETHING, METHODOLOGY, JAH-B, MAPALE, CHIVA, RITA DI GHENT & The SPRAWL PROJECT, AVE RD. & CESCO. All are world-class ensembles and we encourage those reading this to put their names into Google and check out their artistry.


OLDER BROWN NEWS
(by publicist Andrew McIntosh) :
Brownman voted Toronto's 2005 BEST JAZZ ARTIST by NOW Magazine:

http://brownman.com/PressReleases/NowAward-Oct27-2005_v13.PDF

Errol Nazereth's feature article on FIVE WEEKS FOR MILES:
http://Brownman.com/Interviews/Eye-Sept2005/StyleForMiles.html

ALI BROS "mythological" Canada Day performance:
http://Brownman.com/Interviews/2005-08-FilmFest/Mythology.html

Interview with View Magazine (in depth)
http://Brownman.com/Interviews/ViewMag-Mar2005/VIEW-Gruv-Mar24to30-2005.htm


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