Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church

May 7
5:00-8:30 PM
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Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church proudly presents the BROWNMAN AKOUSTIC 4-TET in a special concert (and workshop) celebrating the life and work of Miles Davis!

Featuring renowned international trumpet star Brownman (New York City), and an all-star rhythm section celebrating the life and music of the great Miles Davis!
A New York based trumpet sensation, Brownman has performed with the likes of Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Chucho Valdes and MORE!

“One of the next great voices in the new generation of jazz improvisers”
— Randy Brecker, legendary 14x Grammy winning trumpet icon

Brownman Ali – trumpet
Brent Jarvis – piano
Ken Lister – bass
Kelby MacNayr – drums

7:00pm: A special Victoria, BC permutation of the BROWNMAN AKOUSTIC 4-TET will take the stage, led by Brownman Ali on trumpet, who has handpicked tunes Miles made famous between 1944 and 1969. You’ll hear samplings of Miles’ tenure with Charlie Parker, tunes from his time on the Prestige label with the 1st Great Quintet, through to Kind of Blue, and onward into the 2nd Great Quintet. “We’d need a whole week to get through all the various incredible twists and turns of Miles’ long career, so tonight we’re just going to focus on this 20-ish year segment”, states Ali.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

7 PM

James Bay United Church, 511 Michigan St.

Admission by donation ($20 suggested but all are welcome!)



“Internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet playing iconoclast BROWNMAN ALI will give a talk on the life of the ubiquitous MILES DAVIS followed by a concert focusing on Miles’ work from 1944 to 1969.

The LIFE OF MILES — by Brownman Ali
5:00pm: In this 1.5 hour lecture, Brownman will take you on a journey through the extraordinary career of the great Miles Davis’ from his early years in St. Louis in the 40’s dreaming about playing with Charlie Parker, right up to his death in 1991, with audio samples indicative of each the many times Miles’ changed direction — and had the world follow.

Tuesday 5:00 -6:30 pm in the Sanctuary at James Bay United Church

Admission by donation ($10-20 suggested)

Join us!

Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Music

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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