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. 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.
 
About the Nick Maclean Quartet
This contemplative and often thrilling quartet’s explorations of modern, original repertoire is led by a fast-rising star in Toronto’s jazz piano community, 29 year old NICK MACLEAN.  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 1960’s Blue Note era recordings, while paying tribute to some of the greatest improvisers in jazz history.
 
Repeatedly regarded as a modern take on the ferocious and hard-swinging post-bop era, the group is frequently lauded for the strength of their collective improvisatory vision and features one of Canada’s most provocative improvising trumpet-playing iconoclasts Brownman Ali, standing shoulder to shoulder with Maclean & two of Toronto’s top-tier rhythm section players: Jesse Dietschi on bass and Jacob Wutzke on drums.  The synergy of the 4 is always palpable in concert. Check out this You tube video of their original tune “Road Warrier”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfOno29FcXM&ab_channel=NickMacleanJazz

Seating : At this time there are no table reservations. All seating is first come, first served.

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Event Details

Doors open at 7:15PM. Show starts at 8PM.

Date: May 13, 2023

Start time: 08:00 p.m. PDT

End time: 11:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: Vernon Jazz Club

Directions: 3000 31st Street, Vernon, BC. Above Nolan's Pharmasave in downtown.

Email: [email protected]

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