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Stuart Brignell is a saxophone player based in Toronto, Canada.

Steeped in the jazz tradition, other genres such as hip hop, funk and soul further influence his musical palette. The music of Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane have inspired and guided Stuart since he first picked up the horn at age 12.

A graduate of the Humber College 4 year BA in Jazz, Stuart has had the privilege of studying with Canadian saxophone masters such as Pat LaBarbera, Kirk MacDonald, Nick Morgan and Mark Promane.

Stuart has had the pleasure to play alongside noteworthy musicians such as Alex Dean, Daniel Jamieson, Mark Promane and Al Kay. He has recorded and performed alongside Collin Barrett, and has shared the stage with the legendary Will Kennedy.

He is excited to announce the formation of his newest project, ALKMY. A 5-piece, heavy hitting neo-soul group with significant hip-hop and jazz influence. This group features all of Stuart’s original compositions and productions, as well as tunes off of his “Antimony” EP (2016) You can catch ALKMY every third thursday of each month at Poetry Jazz Cafe at 9:30 pm.

Stuart is a member of the underground, Toronto based Jazz-funk collective; ART the Band. After a tour of Europe in August 2016, a tour of the United States in the spring of 2017, and a new album dropping in the fall of 2017, the group is certainly gaining momentum in the Canadian scene.

He plays with Sage Harris and his backing band, “Saturday Life”. Sage is a rising Pop/Soul artist in the Toronto and broader Canadian music scene.

Stuart is the resident saxophone player for Evolved Entertainment, one of Toronto’s finest event companies.

An avid producer of hip hop, Stuart has collaborated with numerous up-and-coming Toronto rappers. Aside from his hip hop endeavours, he enjoys entertaining on the horn in intimate bar and restaurant settings.

With a newfound passion for teaching students of all ages, Stuart offers lessons for saxophone, flute, piano and music production.

Stuart is available for weddings, private/corporate events, and established venues to lend his voice and jazz conception to any setting, creating an easing, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for listeners of all tastes.

Other services include teaching, audio mixing, producing, and session work.

Utilizing his home studio setup, Stuart records alto, tenor and flute overdubs for pre-recorded sessions of all genres, for any group wanting a powerful, informed and exciting sound to be a part of their project!

shows

Shows

Upcoming concerts and events

ALKMY  

Date City Venue
Thursday, September 21st 2017 Toronto, Ontario Poetry Jazz Cafe
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 10$. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 224 Augusta Ave.
Friday, September 8th 2017 Toronto Toronto Pearson International Airport
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Part of “YYZ Live!”
Thursday, August 3rd 2017 Toronto, Ontario Poetry Jazz Cafe
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: 10$. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 224 Augusta Ave.
Saturday, July 2nd 2016 Toronto, Ontario Poetry Jazz Cafe
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 224 Augusta Ave.

ART the Band  

Date City Venue
Friday, September 15th 2017 Toronto Lees Palace
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 10$. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 529 Bloor Street West. ART the Band’s EP release show

Band 828  

Date City Venue
Wednesday, July 20th 2016 Toronto, Ontario The Pilot
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 22 Cumberland.
Wednesday, July 20th 2016 Toronto, Ontario The Pilot
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 22 Cumberland.

Evolved Entertainment  

Date City Venue
Saturday, September 9th 2017 Toronto Boehmer
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Private event

Funny Funk  

Date City Venue
Saturday, August 12th 2017 Toronto, Ontario Taste Of The Danforth
Time: 5:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors.
Saturday, September 3rd 2016 Toronto, ON Silver Dollar
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 10.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 486 Spadina Ave. Venue phone: 416-975-0909.
Monday, August 29th 2016 Montreal, Quebec McGill University Frosh Week 2016
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Private Event
Thursday, July 7th 2016 Toronto Supermarket
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 268 Augusta Avenue.
Thursday, June 30th 2016 Toronto Supermarket
Time: 9:00pm. Address: 268 Augusta Avenue.
Sunday, June 26th 2016 Toronto Lees Palace
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 529 Bloor Street West.

NJ30+  

Date City Venue
Thursday, January 12th 2017 Oistins, Barbados The Old Jam Inn
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 20$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: St Lawrence Gap. Sitting in with the NJ30+ band
Friday, January 15th 2016 Toronto, Ontario The Central
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 663 Markham St.

Pain And The Apprentice  

Date City Venue
Tour: Pain and The Apprentice, Bajan Tour 2017
Sunday, January 8th 2017 Oistins, Barbados The Cove
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: St Lawrence Gap.
Friday, January 6th 2017 Worthing, Barbados Coast!
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2nd avenue, The Stream.

Quincey Bullen  

Date City Venue
Sunday, August 20th 2017 Markham Markham Jazz Festival
Time: 5:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors.

Sage Harris  

Date City Venue
Thursday, August 24th 2017 Toronto Summer Series
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: 30$. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: St Lawrence Market.

Stuart Brignell  

Date City Venue
Thursday, January 5th 2017 Oistins, Barbados Johnny Cool’s Beach Bar
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1 Dover Beach.
Saturday, December 17th 2016 Toronto, Ontario Pravda Vodka Bar
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 93 Wellington St. Performing with a DJ

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stuartbrignell@gmail.com

(647)898-1033