Alexander Brown Quartet: TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series
August 7, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pmFree
A native of Cuba, Alexander Brown is a hard-bop, post-bop and Latin-oriented musician. He became one of Cuba’s prominent trumpet players in the late ’90s and is now one of the most vital and deft trumpeters and composers in Toronto’s dynamic music scene.
Brown has collaborated with national bands and projects led by Jane Bunnett, Archie Alleyne, Hilario Durán, Don Thompson, Andrew Craig, Amanda Martinez, Bernie Senensky and Dave Young, and international figures like Carla Blay, Hermeto Pascoal, Dr. John, La India, Danilo Pérez and Paquito D’Rivera.
In Canada, Brown has recorded two albums where he emphasizes ensemble work rather than showmanship and presents a consolidated compositional style that is supported by his extensive musical experiences, solid musical education and expertise in the modern jazz and Afro-Cuban music vocabularies. Brown’s tunes encompass a variety of genres including rumba, ballad, Latin, Joropo and swing. With these themes, he continuously challenges himself, listeners and performers to music that’s highly complex yet delicate.
The Alexander Brown Quartet will perform as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series, broadcast live from the Long & McQuade Performance Hall at JAZZ.FM91.
The live concert experience in the comfort of your home, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series, presented by TD, showcases some of the most dynamic and sought-after musicians in the Toronto jazz scene.
Hosted by TD Toronto Jazz Festival artistic director Josh Grossman, each week the featured musicians will bring the energy of their traditional live performances directly to you. No cover fee, no two-drink minimum.