RELEASE - Dec 3, 2003, Toronto
LULA LOUNGE Proudly Presents...
Friday January 10
Nick "The Brownman"
Grammy Award winning
Nick "The Brownman"
Ali - trumpet / electric trumpet (Trinidad)
- alto sax / processing filters (Trinidad)
- 6-string electric bass (Mexico)
- congas / percusion (Peru)
- drums / timbales (Cuba)
featuring additional special guests
Nachoff - tenor sax (Toronto
enlight - rapper (Trinidad)
In the early 90's a young Nick Ali went to New York City to study with
his trumpet playing idol Randy Brecker. Now, years later, Randy will
perform a set with Brownman's latin-jazz unit CRUZAO giving Toronto a taste
of modern trumpet madness as it's never seen before.
1585 Dundas St.
West (just west of Dufferin), Toronto, Ontario
Doors Open @ 7:30pm
1st Set - Nick Ali
& CRUZAO - 10:00pm
2nd Set - CRUZAO
with Brecker - 11:30pm
Dinner Reservations @ 416.588.0307
InfoLine @ 416.538.7405
BRECKER - http://www.randybrecker.com
Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for
more than two decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced
hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from Blood, Sweat & Tears
to Chaka Khan to Parliament-Funkadelics to Horace Silver to Jaco Pastorius
and Frank Zappa. He was the backbone of the Blood, Sweat & Tears
horn section for years before leaving to play with Horace Silver.
It was just after this period he teamed with his brother - tenor saxman
Michael - to form the Brecker Brothers. This group would become a
band of immeasurable influence and impact. Hailed by pop and jazz critics
alike, their first album, which Randy produced, was nominated for four
Grammys. The Brecker Brothers went on to record a total of six albums and
garner seven Grammy nominations between 1975 and 1981. In the fall
of 1994, the Brecker Brothers released the double-Grammy winning "Out of
the Loop" and in 1996 won Randy his first Grammy as a soloist in 1998 for
"Best Contemporary Jazz Performance". His new record "Hangin'
in the City" is in stores now. One of the most modern trumpet players
Ali & CRUZAO - http://www.brownman.com/cruzao
Nick Ali & CRUZAO - hard-hitting all original latin-jazz composed by
Trinidadian born Jazz trumpet player Nick "The Brownman" Ali. Amalgamating
latin rhythms, jazz harmony and funk/urban ideologies in a chordless (no
piano, no guitar) setting. The first chordless latin-jazz group in
history. The group completed a dazzling 3 months of touring Canada's
jazz festival circuit in the summer of 2002 in time to see the new release
on Justin Time Records ("Shades Of Brown") hit number one on the college
and community radio station jazz charts. Called "the hottest item
on the summer circuit" by the Globe & Mail they are a group that seethes
with energy and pulses with improvisational spirit. "2002 National
Jazz Composer of the Year" was only one of many awards this young trumpet
player has garnered of late:
- Canadian National Jazz Award nominee for "Electric
Group Of The Year"
2002 Nick Ali
- Canadian National Jazz Award for "Composer
Of The Year"
2002 Nick Ali
- NJA 1st Runner-up for "Trumpet Player of
- NJA 1st Runner-up for "Electric Group Of
- Montreal Jazz Fest's "Grand Prix du Jazz
2001 Nick Ali
- CBC Galaxie "Rising Star"
Nick has recently returned from representing
Canada at the 2002 Havana Jazz Festival in
For more on his musical ventures please
Lounge Media: Miriam@joseoretega.com