Nick Maclean Quartet
Monday 17 February 2020 8.00pm Exeter PhoenixBuy Tickets £12 adv £10 students. no booking fee. £14 door.
Led by 26-year old fast-rising piano star Nick Maclean, this contemplative and often thrilling quartet explores modern jazz in the vein of 60’s Blue Note era Herbie Hancock.
The quartet features internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet iconoclast and “Canada’s pre-eminent jazz trumpet player” (NYC Village Voice) Brownman Ali alongside Maclean & two of Toronto’s top-tier rhythm section 20-somethings: Jesse Dietschi on bass and Tyler Goertzen on drums. The synergy of the 4 is always palpable in concert. Repeatedly regarded as a modern take on the ferocious and hard-swinging post-bop era, the group has been busy in the Ontario jazz club circuit, in numerous festivals and concert series including multiple appearances at the Toronto Jazz Festival both as a featured ensemble and an often requested backing band. In addition to their original material, the ensemble has also mounted several popular tribute series to jazz masters including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry & Cole Porter.