Brownman Electryc Trio
Acclaimed jazz / hip-hop trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI will once again lead an all-star quartet through his popular annual Halloween Thriller concert. The much lauded BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO + 1 will perform the entire Michael Jackson “Thriller” recording, interpreted and re-worked in the Miles Davis-esque fashion this multiple National Jazz Award winning improviser has become known for. This special TD Niagara Jazz Festival presentation is part of the group’s 5-city Halloween Thriller Tour, with this St. Catharines date heralding the start of the tour!
In addition to the quartet performing Thriller top to bottom, other MJ classics will be featured through the night for this unique Halloween jazz party series.
“Delving so deeply into that record always leaves us speechless”, states Ali. “Michael birthed so many incredible tunes over the years, but his collaborations with Quincy Jones on Thriller has to be one of the most towering musical achievements in pop music ever. Using that brilliant material every year on Halloween, as jump-offs for what we do makes for a party that’s both danceable, but still rooted in exploratory improvising and deep reaching solos. We approach it the way Miles might have.”
The BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO has won 2 National Jazz Awards, 3 Toronto Independent Music Award (lasting year winning the 2016 TIMA for “Jazz Group of the Year” for the second year in a row), a SOCAN music award, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, and an International Independent Music Award for “2015 Jazz-Funk album of the year” for their latest release “Gravitation”, which hit number 4 on the iTunes USA jazz charts upon it’s release.