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
should you wish to speak with him.
Feel free to visit the official website at Brownman.com
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.