The Algoma Conservatory of Music will host the Nick McLean Quartet in The Loft on Sunday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
The performance will feature multi-award winning jazz trumpeter, Brownman Ali.
When the band travels back from the west leg of its Canadian tour, the Conservatory will play host once again, this time for the Brownman Acoustic 4-Tet on May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for both performances are on sale now on the Algoma Conservatory of Music website.
About the Nick McLean Quartet:
Formed in 2016, Maclean’s foursome 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. The group released their debut album Rites of Ascension in October 2017 and was nominated for CJSF’s 2018 Julian Award of Excellence, it won three 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.
About Brownman Ali:
Born in Trinidad, schooled in New York under the watchful eye of Grammy-winning trumpeter Randy Brecker, Brownman Ali is a highly decorated player, his various awards and accolades, including two National Jazz Awards, Montreal Jazz Fest's Grand Prix Du Jazz award, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, a SOCAN composers award, an International Independent Music Award for Album of the Year, three Toronto Independent Music Awards, an induction into the Who’s Who in Black Canada, six Global Music Awards, a BRAVO! channel documentary on his life, NOW magazine naming him Toronto's Best Jazz Musician, NPR in New York calls him "the new standard in electric jazz", the Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General awarded him with a citation for being a Distinguished National of Trinidad and he has been listed by Air Canada as one of the Top 10 reasons to visit Toronto.