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JAZZ AT MASSEY HALL turns 70 — Tribute Concert

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

:: Brownman Ali — trumpet
:: James Griffith — alto
:: Nick Maclean — piano
:: Mike Downes  — upright bass
:: Ethan Ardelli — drums
The Quintet: JAZZ AT MASSEY HALL, which celebrates it’s 70th anniversary this year, was the one and only time each of the performers (Parker, Gillespie, Powell, Mingus, Roach — all seminal to the creation of bebop) would ever play together, making this recording a truly landmark jazz occurrence. In deep tribute to that masterpiece recording, internationally acclaimed multi-award winning trumpet player & jazz iconoclast BROWNMAN ALI, accompanied by a sensational cast of some of Toronto’s jazz elite — including 22-year old alto phenom JAMES GRIFFITH, JUNO winning bass master MIKE DOWNES, JUNO nominated in-demand drummer ETHAN ARDELLI & 10x Global Music Award winner NICK MACLEAN — will perform the entire album from top to bottom, before highlighting other Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie bebop classics from the same era.
$25 Advance SOLD OUT
$40 Door
6:30pm — doors
7:15pm — Brownman talks about JAZZ AT MASSEY HALL
7:30pm — Set 1: the entire album is performed
9:00pm — Set 2: similarly spirited Bird & Dizzy tunes


Saturday, November 18, 2023
7:00 pm


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254 Lansdowne Ave
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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