Brownman Electryc Trio nominated for a TIMA!

The Brownman Electryc Trio has been nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award in the “Best Jazz” category. The BET’s most recent record Gravitation was released June 2013 and features a plethora of great bassists, including Damian Erskine. Daryl Angier, former editor-in-chief of CODA Magazine, described me as “one of Toronto’s most 20-something electric bassists” in the album’s liner notes and it has been a blast to be a part of this band for the last year and a bit. Onwards and upwards!

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Festival Season Approaches

So now that summer is upon us, it means that festival season is just around the corner. These are the festivals you can find me at:

June 21 – Toronto Jazz Festival w/ Bruce Cassidy Hotfoot Orchestra @ Dominion on Queen, Toronto
June 27 – Toronto Jazz Festival w/ DC Sound Collective @ Placebo Space, Toronto
June 28 – Toronto Jazz Festival w/ Brownman Electryc Trio @ May Cafe, Toronto
July 18 – Waterloo Jazz Festival w/ Brad Cheeseman Group @ Waterloo Public Square
July 24/25/26 – Beaches Jazz Festival w/ Brownman Electryc Trio @ Arts On Queen, Toronto
August 17 – Prince Edward County Jazz Festival w/ Chelsea McBride Quartet @ St. Andrew’s Church, Picton
August 22 – Niagara Jazz Festival w/ Brownman Electryc Trio @ Stratus Vineyards, Niagara Falls

There may (hopefully) be a few others to announce in the coming weeks. Hope to see you there!

Summer Update

Here’s what’s been going on lately:

Brad Cheeseman Group

The BCG played at Burlington’s Sound of Music festival back on the 16th, and it was a blast. There aren’t any more shows currently scheduled so I’m hoping to use the time to work on some more new material. Hopefully the next time you see us there will be a lot of new additions to the repertoire! Until then, the EP is still available at Bandcamp if you haven’t checked it out yet.

Brownman Electryc Trio
Brownman’s new Electryc Trio record, Gravitation, was released today and I am featured on the second track, “Ladybird”. This album also features a bevy of amazing bass players, including Marc Rogers and the one and only Damian Erskine. Go pick up a copy at CD Baby or iTunes!

Gravitation: a Study in Freefall
I will also be playing with this insanely talented band at the Beaches Jazz Festival on July 25, 26 and 27.

Now Playing
Here are a few of the records I’ve been digging lately:

Mathias Eick – Skala
Mingus Big Band – Nostalgia in Times Square
Peter Erskine New Trio – Joy Luck
TesseracT – Altered State
Yellowjackets – Mint Jam

Other Notable Upcoming Gigs
July 15: John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra – The Rex, Toronto
July 25/26/27: Brownman Electryc Trio – Beaches Jazz Festival, Toronto

As always, be sure to keep checking back. I’m always adding new transcriptions, gigs and other content.