A native of Cuba, Alexander Brown is a hard-bop, post-bop and Latin oriented musician. He became one of Cuba’s prominent trumpet players in the late 90s, and is now one of the most vital and deft trumpeters and composers in Toronto’s dynamic musical scene.
Various awards include winner of the Cuba Disco International music 2006, Juno award-winning artist, nominee to the rising stars award for the best new musical composition at the Montreal Jazz fest 2014, and winner of the TD Discovery Series Special Projects 2015.
A resident of Toronto since 2005, Alexander Brown have collaborated with national bands and projects lead by Jane Bunnett, Archie Alleyne, Hilario Durán, Don Thomson, Andrew Craig, Amanda Martinez, Bernie Senensky , Dave Young and international figures like Carla Blay, Hermeto Pascoal, Doctor John, La India, Danilo Pérez, Paquito D’Rivera among others.
In Canada, Alexander has recorded two albums where he emphasizes ensemble work rather than showmanship and presents a consolidated compositional style that is supported by his extensive musical experiences, solid musical education and expertise in the modern jazz and Afrocuban music vocabularies. Brown’s tunes encompass a variety of genders that range from rumba, ballad, Latin, Joropo and swing. With these themes, he continuously challenges himself, listeners and performers to a highly complex yet delicate music.