Sat, Apr 29|
Nick Maclean Quartet Featuring Brownman Ali $30
Come witness these four in full flight, this tour features many nights of deeply exploratory, hard-swinging modern-jazz audiences nation-wide will not want to miss. Tickets are limited NOw Student rates available!
Time & Location
Apr 29, 7:00 p.m.
Abbotsford, 33676 St Olaf Ave, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1T6, Canada
About the event
Don't miss a one-time-only event!
Only 200 tickets are available!
Matsqui Hall and Suburban Swing are proud to present NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI
Part proceeds are being raised to the Matsqui Community Hall Non-Profit Society.
Being the hidden gem of Abbotsford and part of the historical importance of the community, we are raising funds for this 100-year-old hall for major repairs and restoration. Help us to preserve history and enjoy great live music!
April 29,2023 - 7 pm
$20 for Students (Highschool and University)
About this show:
This spring, the multi-award-winning NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI embarks on their extensive, two month national tour across Canada, bringing them from their hometown of Toronto all the way to the Pacific coast and everywhere in between.
Come witness these four in full flight, this tour features many nights of deeply exploratory, hard-swinging modern-jazz audiences nation-wide will not want to miss. ---- :: Nick Maclean - piano :: Brownman Ali - trumpet :: Bennett Young - bass :: Mike Rajna - drums
About the Nick Maclean Quartet feat. Brownman Ali:
This contemplative and often thrilling quartet’s explorations of modern, original repertoire is led by fast-rising piano star NICK MACLEAN – an 8x Global Music Award winner, a Toronto Independent Music Award winner, and one of the most in-demand young jazz piano players in Toronto. The group delivers jazz between the two poles of thoughtful introspection and powerhouse conveyance, taking influences from Herbie Hancock’s primordial 1960s Blue Note era recordings, while paying tribute to some of the greatest improvisers in jazz history. Maclean’s quartet heavily features one of Canada’s most provocative improvising trumpet players – BROWNMAN ALI, heralded as “Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpet player” by New York City’s Village Voice. Recognized as an internationally acclaimed jazz iconoclast, he currently splits his time between Brooklyn, NY & Toronto, Canada, and is a 2x National Jazz Award winner. This jazz veteran is best known globally as the last trumpet player with the legendary jazz-hip-hop group GURU’s JAZZMATAZZ, having replaced Donald Byrd in that seminal ensemble. Ali & Maclean stand shoulder to shoulder with two of Toronto’s top-tier rhythm section 20-somethings: BEN DUFF on bass and JACOB WUTZKE on drums. The synergy of the 4 is always palpable in concert.
The group has toured across Canada as well as internationally and has been featured in numerous festivals and concert series including the Regina Jazz Society, the Altrincham Jazz Festival, and multiple appearances at the Toronto Jazz Festival both as a featured ensemble and an often requested backing band. In addition to their original material, the ensemble has also mounted several popular tribute series to jazz masters including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry & Cole Porter.
The quartet’s debut 11-track full-length album “Rites Of Ascension” features 6 Maclean-penned compositions, 1 Brownman original and 4 re-imagined Herbie Hancock classics, all recorded at the renowned Canterbury Studios in Toronto. Produced by Brownman Ali, this debut disk was released on October 31st, 2017, and was nominated for CJSF’s ‘2018 Julian Award of Excellence’, it won 3 ‘Gold’ Global Music Awards in the ‘jazz’, 'band’, and 'album’ categories, and was featured as one of the Global Music Awards’ 'Top 5 Albums of Spring 2018’. The group is hard at work on their next studio album slated for release on Browntasauras Records in winter 2023. The group is anticipating the release of their highly anticipated next studio album 'Convergence’ which is slated for release on Browntasauras Records in 2023.
Nick Maclean Quartet
This ticket is for one person only. No assigned seats. Doors open at 630pm. There will be snacks and drinks available for purchase. There is a bar available.
This Ticket is for Students. Highschool and University