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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: December 2    

Brownman

Trinidadian-born, NYC-schooled & heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter” by NYC’s Village Voice, multi-award winning trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI stands at the forefront of innovation in the Canadian jazz community. A protégé to his teacher, Grammy-winning trumpet legend, Randy Brecker, he tirelessly leads 7 unique ensembles of his own including the internationally acclaimed Miles Davis influenced BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO, and the award-winning CRUZAO latin-jazz quintet. In 2009 he launched his own record label: Browntasauras Records, which saw the Electryc Trio's flagship release “Juggernaut” shoot to number 3 on the iTunes USA jazz charts...
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Awards

2012 Brownman Electryc Trio - Independent Music Award winner - "Jazz Group of the Year"

2012 Citation from the Trinidad High Commission for being a “Distinguished National of Trinidad”

2012 Brownman Electryc Trio named "2012 Group To Watch" by Resonancity magazine

2011 Brownman inducted into the "WHO'S WHO IN BLACK CANADA" National directory

2010 Brownman Electryc Trio - Independent Music Award nominee - "Jazz Group of the Year"

2010 Brownman Electryc Trio - Artvoice Magazine nominee for "Jazz Act of the Year"

2009 Brownman - named "favorite touring soloist" (w/ Jazzmatazz) by London, UK's Jazz After Dark

2008 Brownman Electryc Trio - Independent Music Award nominee - "Jazz Group of the Year"

2008 Brownman Electryc Trio - National Jazz Award nominee - "Electric Jazz Group of the Year"

2007 Brownman - NOW Magazine's "Toronto Jazz Trumpet Player of the Year"

2007 Brownman Electryc Trio - National Jazz Award winner - "Electric Jazz Group of the Year"

2007 Brownman - National Jazz Award nominee - "Musician of the Year"

2007 Brownman - National Jazz Award nominee - "Latin-jazz artist of the Year"

2007 Brownman - SOCAN National Jazz Award nominee - "Composer of the Year"

2007 Brownman - National Jazz Award nominee - "Instrumentalist of the Year" (flugelhorn)

2006 Brownman - National Jazz Award nominee - "Latin-jazz artist of the Year"

2005 Brownman - NOW Magazine's "Toronto Jazz Artist of the Year"

2004 Brownman & CRUZAO - Independent Music Award nominee - "Jazz Group of the Year"

2003 MARRON MATIZADO - "Best Toronto Salsa Band" (SalsaSPOT)

2002 Brownman - National Jazz Award winner - "Jazz Composer of the Year"

2002 Brownman - National Jazz Award nominee - "Jazz Trumpet Player of the Year"

2001 Brownman & CRUZAO - winner of the Montreal Jazz Fest's "Grand Prix Du Jazz Award"

2001 Brownman & CRUZAO - winner of the CBC Galaxie "Rising Star Award"

Brownman - 3 time nominee for "Jazz Trumpet Player of the Year" (NJA)

Brownman & CRUZAO - 4 time nominee for "Electric Group of the Year" (NJA)

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Featured recording “Shades Of Brown”

Latest Release

Shades Of Brown

Justin Time Records (2002)

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”... one of the next great voices in the new generation of jazz improvisers”
— Randy Brecker, Grammy award winning trumpeter

”... a great writer, energized trumpeter and thoughtful evolved soloist”
— John Scofield, legendary jazz guitarist

”... uniquely creative and fearless… like a young Miles Davis”
— Guru, legendary hip-hop icon from Gangstarr/Jazzmatazz fame

”... extraordinarily talented… a modernist for sure… a truly gifted improviser with an original creative voice”
— Gary Bartz, saxophonist to Miles Davis in the 70's

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Bach Stradivarius Model 25, large bore, customized raw brass trumpet, heavy weight caps, custom mic mount
Monette B11 mouthpiece
Vincent Bach 1X mouthpiece


Yamaha YFH-721 silver flugelhorn
Vincent Bach 1X mouthpiece
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