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The best kept secret in music

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"Brownman's powerful electrified trio captures the essence of the later years in Miles Davis' life, his electric period, without imitation. Brownman's ELECTRYC TRIO is uniquely his own, yet echoes with the sounds of 'Bitches Brew' and 'In a Silent Way' right down to Miles' use of electronics while still managing to stay grounded in the sounds of today. Clearly paying apt tribute to Brownman's NYC mentor Randy Brecker, they are a truly impressive and energized modern jazz outfit."
- JazzOnline.com
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"One of the next great voices in the new generation of jazz improvisors"
- Randy Brecker, multi-grammy winning legendary trumpeter & Brown's teacher
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"Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player"
- NYC's Village Voice
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"... the most versatile hornman in Canada"
- Chicago Tribune
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"... virtuostic, energized and in the spirit of Miles Davis"
- Toronto's NOW Magazine.
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"Brownman... Remarkable writing and burning energy"
- John Scofield, jazz guitar giant
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"... and evolved, lyrical, risk-taking soloist"
- Gary Bartz, saxophonist with Miles Davis
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"... deliciously quirky & invigorating... seethes with energy, particularly showing off the skills of trumpeter Ali".
- Toronto Star
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"... the finest electric jazz group Canada's ever produced"
- Jamband.com
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"... breaks down the boundaries between latin, jazz and funk in the most innovative way I've seen yet"
- Memo Acevedo, NY University professor of Latin-jazz
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"Nick Brownman Ali... a warm, personable soloist displaying an engaging mix or quirks and lyricism."
- Globe and Mail, Canadian newspaper
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"Brownman... Nick Ali... Marrón... this young trumpet player has as many names as he has skills"
- Canada Picante Xpress Latin Magazine
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"Energy is never in short supply in Brownman Ali's world. This Toronto/Trinidadian trumpeter loves skipping from style to style almost as much as he digs mixing it up with the jazz elite"
- CBC Radio Canada
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Discography

2006 - Live at The Central
2007 - Raw & Unadulterated (to be released in fall)

CBC Live streaming recording (includes interview)
http://brownman.com/electryctrio/ElectrycTrio-CBC-May2006.m3u

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Bio

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**NEWS** : Apr, '07
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The BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO was honoured to have been awarded the 2007 Canadian National Jazz Award for "Electric Jazz Group of the Year"; Brownman himself nominated in an unprecedented 5 categories!

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JazzOnline.com writes:
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Brownman's powerful electrified trio captures the essence of the later years in Miles Davis' life, his electric period, without imitation. Brownman's ELECTRYC TRIO is uniquely his own, yet echoes with the sounds of 'Bitches Brew' and 'In a Silent Way' right down to Miles' use of electronics while still managing to stay grounded in the sounds of today. Clearly paying apt tribute to Brownman's NYC mentor Randy Brecker, they are a truly impressive and energized modern jazz outfit."

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Toronto’s NOW Magazine writes:
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(concert review)
“It’s incredible the energy output these three men can generate... with only three of them on stage my ears would swear they were hearing a whole electrified orchestra”.

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Recently nominated in an unprecedented FIVE categories at the Canadian National Jazz Awards, Nick "Brownman" Ali is called "Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player" by New York City's Village Voice. This acclaimed NYC-trained Trinidadian-born trumpet icon is widely considered a vanguard for the evolution of Canadian jazz.

Tirelessly leading no less than SIX highly respected ensembles, he is best known for his work as the leader of Canada's premiere latin-jazz ensemble CRUZAO and his electrified Miles Davis' influenced ELECTRYC TRIO. Since returning to Canada from NYC and years of private study with Grammy-winning trumpet legend Randy Brecker, he has been on the cutting edge of modern music in Canada for the last decade, winning multiple awards nationally and achieving international recognition while touring the globe.

He is also one of the most called upon studio session trumpet players residing in Canada, his recording credits sitting at just past 200 as a featured soloist. CBC Radio Canada recently called him "the most recorded improvising trumpet player in Canadian history".

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AWARDS:
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2007 National Jazz Award for "Electric Jazz Group of the Year" (BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO)
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2007 A staggering 5 nominations at the National Jazz Awards: Musician of the Year, Composer of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, Latin-jazz Artist of the Year & Electric Jazz Group of the Year (w/ Brownman Electric Trio)
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2006 National Jazz Award nominee for "Latin-jazz artist of the Year"
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2005 NOW Magazine's "Toronto Jazz Artist of the Year".
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2004 Brownman & CRUZAO - Independant Music Award nominee in World Music cateogory
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2003 MARRON MATIZADO - "Best Toronto Salsa Band" (SalsaSPOT)
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2002 Canadian "Jazz Composer of the Year" (National Jazz Award)
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2002 National Jazz Award nominee for "Jazz Trumpet Player of the Year"
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2001 winner of the Montreal Jazz Fest's "Grand Prix Du Jazz Award".
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2001 CRUZAO awarded the CBC Galaxie "Rising Star" Award
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3 time nominee for "Jazz Trumpet Player of the Year" (NJA).
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CRUZAO - 3 time nominee for "Electric Group of the Year" (NJA).
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2006 was a whirlwind of touring for Brown. Highlights included a month of touring Argentina, returning in time for a staggering 11 appearances at the Toronto Jazz Festival, a main stage performance with CRUZAO GRUPO MONSTRUOSO at the Montreal Jazz Fest to an estimated 80,000, a super-sized 16-man large version of MARRÓN MATIZADO (Brown's salsa outfit) at the Toronto Street Festival, CRUZAO (the original 5-man group) dazzling audiences at the Burlington Jazz Fest before leaving again for California in Aug as the featured soloist with funksters BEYOND EDEN, producing the highly acclaimed 3-part Brazilian series: The BRAZILIAN TRIFECTA and multiple festival dates with Brazilian outfit PERMUTACOES. As an often appointed Musical Director he saw CHIVA through various dat