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Nick 'Brownman' Ali - Jazz Composer Of The Year

25 year old trumpet player/composer Nick Ali (The Brownman) has been named the 2001 "Jazz Composer Of The Year" by the National Jazz Awards foundation making him the youngest award recipient at this prestigious awards ceremony.

A busy year for the Brownman. 2001 has seen him win the General Motors "Grand Prix De Jazz" Award at the Montreal Jazz Fest, CBC Galaxie Network's "Rising Star Award" and now the National Jazz Award for "Jazz Composer Of The Year". Complete list of this year's winners

Nick Ali & CRUZAO's first recording will be coming out on JUSTIN TIME records in the Summer of 2002, in time for the group's National Tour: Tour Dates

He is available for interviews. Please feel free to contact myself, his manager, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you wish to speak with him.

Feel free to visit the official website at

Nick Ali & CRUZAO will be performing at Harbourfront's "Lakeside Terrace" on Sun. March 10 from 2-5pm. This show will be recorded live by CBC Radio 1 and re-broadcast nation-wide a week later. This is a FREE concert.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Nick Ali & Cruzao
  • Subtitle: Toronto Youngster Amidst The Giants
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