About this Event
NICK MACLEAN QUARTETfeat. BROWNMAN ALICD RELEASE SHOW (Toronto)SUN-OCT-15doors @ 6:30pm, show @ 7pm@ Duffy's Tavern | www.DuffysTavern.ca1238 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N3$20 advance, $25 door
"I was a great fan of Herbie Hancock’s 60’s music. Nick Maclean Quartet is very solid. « Convergence » is one of the best canadian albums of 2023 and should have chances to get a Juno."
- Denys Lelièvre, CKRL (Quebec City, Canada)
This October, the NICK MACLEAN QUARTET feat. BROWNMAN ALI celebrates the release of their hotly anticipated sophomore album CONVERGENCE. Led by fast-rising piano star NICK MACLEAN -- a 10x Global Music Award winner and one of the most in-demand young jazz piano players in Toronto -- this contemplative yet thrilling quartet delivers jazz between the two poles of thoughtful introspection and powerhouse conveyance, taking influences from Herbie Hancock's primordial 1960's Blue Note era recordings. Maclean's quartet heavily features one of Canada's most provocative improvising trumpet players -- BROWNMAN ALI -- an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning jazz iconoclast who has been heralded as "Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player" by New York City's Village Voice and is best known globally as the last trumpet player to play in the legendary jazz-hip-hop group GURU's JAZZMATAZZ. For this show, Ali & Maclean stand shoulder-to-shoulder with 2 of Canada's top-tier 20-somethings: CHRIS PARNIS (in for Ben Duff) on upright bass, and PETROS ANAGNOSTAKOS on drums (in for Jacob Wutzke).
***Copies of CONVERGENCE will be available for purchase at the show (physical and digital)***
Come witness these four in full flight, this performance will feature deeply exploratory, hard-swinging modern-jazz audiences will not want to miss.
Seating is first come, first served, if you need a seat make sure to come early!
:: Nick Maclean - piano
:: Brownman Ali - trumpet
:: Chris Parnis - bass
:: Petros Anagnostakos - drums
WATCH Nick Maclean Quartet perform the Maclean original 'ROAD WARRIOR', a single from CONVERGENCE
WATCH Nick Maclean Quartet perform the Hancock classic 'DOLPHIN DANCE', a single from CONVERGENCE
WATCH Nick Maclean Quartet perform the Maclean original 'VERBOTEN', a single from CONVERGENCE
WATCH Nick Maclean Quartet perform the Brownman original 'WISDOM OF AURELIUS', a single from CONVERGENCE
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Duffy's Tavern, 1238 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Canada