PROMETHIUM with Brownman Ali on trumpet
Date:July 7, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location:The LoftCinema at 201 Division St, Cobourg, K9A 3P6
PROMETHIUM features internationally acclaimed Trinidadian born, Brooklyn, NY schooled jazz trumpet iconoclast BROWNMAN ALI. Heralded as "Canada's pre-eminent jazz trumpet player" by the New York Village Voice, he is a 2X National Jazz Award winner, has been a touring trumpet player for hip-hop superstars Jay-z, Missy Elliot & Guru's Jazzmatazz, the CEO of Browntasauras Records and Promethium's producer. A true jazz trumpet original, Brownman is widely considered a vanguard for the evolution of jazz in Canada. The keyboard chair is held down by 26-year old NICK MACLEAN, called "a fast-rising star in Toronto's jazz piano community" by the Toronto Star and has won 3 Global Music Awards and a Toronto Independent Music Award. Maclean has been a protege to Brownman's Brooklyn style and energized approach for the last 2 years, citing Brown as one of his biggest musical influences. Watching the 2 of them together, their synergistic bond is clear and shows up in everything they do. Bass duties in Promethium are brilliantly covered by 24-year old SEAN DENNIS, the new bassist for the Brownman Electryc Trio, revered as one of the most gifted young electric bassists in Canada today. On drums is the dazzling virtuoso JACOB AYLWARD, who has been the backbone of KC Roberts & The Live Revolution for the last 3 years, also playing with Sean in the electro-funk band Gridlock. Sean and Jacob are two of the most in-demand bass and drum combinations in Toronto right now, anchoring Promethium with panache.