Special Presentation at Zemra
A stylish venue...
Celebrate Valentine's Day in culinary style at Toronto's stylish Zemra Lounge with a world-class jazz quartet. Choose from a variety of succulent dinner options to accompany a feature concert by the BROWNMAN LOVE QUARTET, dedicated to jazz romance on this special evening. Widely known for his bombastic and energized playing style, this is an opportunity to see the softer side of Brownman's abilities this Valentine's Day, as he leads an all-star quartet through some of the most delicious love-standards in jazz history, playing only tunes with the word "love" in it's title and emphasizing his dark-toned flugelhorn skills.
Back in Toronto after
touring with Paul Simon, for this special Valentine's Day concert, award-winning
jazz trumpet player Brownman Ali and this aptly named "Love Quartet" will
play selections from the great American songbook that feature the word
"love" in it's title. Expect to hear Cole Porter's "Love for Sale" &
"I Love You", Jimmy Davis' "Lover Man", Isham Jones' "There Is No Greater
Love" and Jimmy Van Heusen's "Like Someone In Love" amongst a long list
BROWNMAN LOVE QUARTET
:: Brownman Ali - trumpet / flugelhorn
:: Dave Restivo - piano
:: Mark Cashion - bass
:: Jeff Halischuk - drums
-- Heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter”
by NYC’s Village Voice, Brownman Ali - born on the small Caribbean island
of Trinidad, & schooled in NYC - is a multiple award-winning NYC-schooled
protégé to his teacher, Grammy-winning trumpet legend, Randy
Brecker. Tirelessly leading 7 unique ensembles of his own (including the
internationally acclaimed BROWNMAN
ELECTRYC TRIO, and the award-winning CRUZAO
latin-jazz quintet), when not in high demand in the studio world he is
considered to be one of the most unique and provocative improvising trumpet
players on the scene today and is widely regarded as a vanguard for the
evolution of Jazz in Canada. A highly decorated player, his accolades
include several National Jazz Awards, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star award,
a SOCAN composers award, a Toronto Independent Music Award, an induction
WHO IN BLACK CANADA, a BRAVO!
channel documentary on his life, NOW magazine naming him "Jazz Artist
of the Year", CBC Radio Canada citing him as "one of the most recorded
trumpet players in Canadian history" and is listed by Air Canada as one
of the "top 10 reasons to visit Toronto".
RESTIVO -- Five-time
National Jazz Award winner for "piano player of the year", Dave is
one of Canada's most respected and influential jazz artists, well-known
for his work with Rob McConnell's The Boss Brass and Tentet, the Mike Murley
Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan. He has also performed
and recorded with Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Jerry
Bergonzi, Mel Torme, Pat LaBarbera, Ingrid Jensen, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow,
George Garzone, Howard Johnson, Christine Jensen, Kevin Mahogany, Randy
Bachman, David Clayton-Thomas, Molly Johnson, Moe Koffman, Joe LaBarbera,
and many many others.
ABOUT MARK CASHION -- One of the most in demand upright bassists in Toronto right now, his impecable time sensibilities have made him the backbone of several acclaimed groups in the city including STRANGE ATTRACTORS, TIM HAMEL QUARTET & BROWNMAN AKOUSTIC TRIO as well as being first call to several female songstresses such as MELLISA LAUREN, BEVERLY TAFT & HOLLY CLARK. He has also appeared with the SHUFFLE DEMONS.
HALISCHUK -- In
the new breed of 20-something drummers emerging in Toronto's bustling jazz
community, Jeff is a name that often comes up. Highly in demand for
his extradinarily sensitive playing and his interactive musical dialog,
Jeff is one of the first calls made for the drum chair for the DEL DAKO
QUINTET, BRADLEY & THE BOUNCERS, LAURA MARKS, DARYL ORR QUARTET, BROWNMAN
AKOUSTIC TRIO and far too many more to name here.
a taste of Brownman's rich tone & Restivo's lush piano playing...
MENU - the 2013 Valentine's Day special menu
- bread and feature dip
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info@ZemraBarLounge.com or call 416-651-3123
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