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Jazz Winnipeg presents Nick Maclean Quartet with Brownman Ali

Jazz Winnipeg presents Nick Maclean Quartet with Brownman Ali

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. 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.