Rich Brown / Larnell Lewis Duo

Date: 
Sat Jun 23 8:00pm
Ticket Price: 
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Rich Brown's unique style fuses jazz with world music in autorickshaw and his own band rinsethealgorithm. He has also worked with Carol Welsman, Bruce Cockburn, Vernon Reid, Steve Coleman and many others.
Rich Brown has been an active member of Toronto's culturally diverse music scene since 1992. He taught himself to play bass at the age of 17 by listening to artists such as Jaco Pastorius, Victor Bailey, Jimmy Haslip, and Alain Caron. Since then, he has continuously expanded his vocabulary by drawing upon influences outside the bass realm.
Rich leads his own band, rinsethealgorithm, and released a debut CD called “Locutions” in 2008. He is also currently a member of the two-time JUNO nominated group autorickshaw, which fuses classical Indian music with jazz and other styles.

Rich has appeared on over 40 recordings ranging from jazz to funk to latin to traditional Asian and Arabic music. He has performed and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the world including jazz vocalist Carol Welsman, Jane Siberry, Glenn Lewis, Dapp Theory, Steve Coleman & 5 Elements, James "Blood" Ulmer, Vernon Reid, Andy Narrell and Bruce Cockburn, to name a few.

He appeared in the feature film "Glitter" starring Mariah Carey, and the made-for-TV movie "The Natalie Cole Story" starring Natalie Cole, as well as the television series "Soul Food". He’s been twice nominated for the “Electric Group of the Year” Canada National Jazz Award.

Toronto native Larnell Lewis is a musician, composer, producer, educator and clinician. One of Canada’s most promising up-and-coming drummers, Lewis has garnered international status with his most recent works with the three-time Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy. He is a part-time music professor at Humber College, has been featured on the cover of Modern Drummer (September 2016), and has performed with such artists as Fred Hammond, Lalah Hathaway, Lisa Fischer, and Laila Biali.

Larnell is excited to present his latest project, an ensemble of some of Toronto's best musicians playing compositions from his upcoming debut album, In The Moment. This project explores Larnell's deep connection to jazz, fusion, and his Afro-Caribbean roots.

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