Thursday of the festival will feature The Nick Maclean Quartet featuring Brownman Ali at The Artword Artbar. The group’s stop at The Steel City Jazz Festival is part of their month long , cross Canada tour.
Led by 26-year old fast-rising piano star NICK MACLEAN (Global Music Award winner), this contemplative and thrilling quartet explores modern jazz in the vein of 60’s Blue Note era Herbie Hancock. The quartet heavily features 2x National Jazz Award winner & internationally acclaimed jazz iconoclast BROWNMAN ALI, heralded as “Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpet player” (NYC Village Voice) alongside some of the top 20-something jazz musicians Canada has to offer making this show a night of hard-swinging modern-jazz audiences will not want to miss!
Joining Nick and Brownman on stage are Jacob Wutzke on bass and Ben Duff on drums.