Friday, August 16, 2019

Alison Young

Millennium Bandstand Friday, August 16, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Fresh off her Quintet’s ‘19 JUNO Award winning debut album So Here We Are -- Yes, JUNO Award winning Debut Album! -- Alison Young is a highly talented Toronto-based saxophonist, vocalist and composer. Since moving from Ottawa to study music at the U of T, Alison has been actively sharing her energy and flair for hard-bop, soul and New Orleans funk on the Toronto jazz scene. In ’17, Alison was chosen by the CBC as one of the ‘Best 35 Canadian Jazz Artists under 35’. Since then, Young has toured with acts such as Joe Sealy, The Heillig Manoeuvre, Johnny Reid and the Shuffle Demons. Alison is currently touring across Canada with iconic pop star Corey Heart.

Low Down Brass Band

Millennium Bandstand Friday, August 16, 2019 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm LowDown Brass Band (LDB), synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy street beat of New Orleans. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Stellar vocal harmonies. adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves serve to create LDB’s infectious and diverse sound that has something for everyone. LDB is now touring their latest release titled LowDown Breaks (2018) feat. MC Billa Camp on vocals. This new record steps deeper into refining LDB’s unique sound, combining hip hop breaks with live soul samples and deep cut grooves.