April 22, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Led by fast-rising piano star Nick Maclean — an 8x 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 rhythm section players: Bennett Young on upright bass (in for Ben Duff), and Mike Rajna on drums (in for Jacob Wutzke).
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.
Venue Phone: (780) 432-0428
Venue Website: https://yardbirdsuite.com
Band membersNick Maclean, piano
Brownman Ali, trumpet
Bennett Young, bass
Jacob Wutzke, drums
Tickets will also be available at the door if not previously sold out online.
Doors open at 7:00 pm.