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Snaggle at Duffy's Tavern

  • Duffy's Tavern 1238 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON, M6H 1N3 Canada (map)

Snaggle is back at one of our favourite Toronto venues, Duffy's Tavern with the ferocious prog-fusion band Jabberwock. Joined by the internationally acclaimed Brownman Ali on trumpet this is going to be a highly, energized funkified show that you do not want to miss!

$15 cover
$10 advance list (email

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Based in Toronto, SNAGGLE, ­­ under the leadership of in-­demand 25 year old jazz pianist Nick Maclean, is a 6­-piece electric­-jazz-funk ensemble often described by media as “Canada’s answer to Snarky Puppy”. Sporting an all­-original repertoire the group has a fearless and muscular yet introspective sound likened to a cross between electric­-era Miles Davis and Rage Against the Machine. Taking elements from a wide variety of musical sources including jazz, funk, rock, and metal, SNAGGLE contextualizes them within the improvisational and spontaneous elements of the jazz ideology. Their uniquely brash and infectious brand of jazz­-funk is a melodically driven sound which incorporates primal groove qualities more commonly associated with pop and rock, swinging their live show from quietly contemplative all the way to explosively fierce,­ sometimes all within the same tune. The line­-up of players in SNAGGLE includes some of the hottest twenty­-somethings on the Toronto scene, representing the next generation of irreverent, boundary pushing Canadian players standing side-by-side internationally acclaimed veteran trumpet iconoclast Brownman Ali. SNAGGLE has been in high demand in the Canadian jazz festival circuit, and has been performing regularly in and around the Toronto area since 2013. Most recently the band was honoured to be the recipient of a Gold-standard Global Music Award for their recent album "THE LONG SLOG". Both "THE LONG SLOG" and their recent Christmas single "CHRISTMAS TUNE" have been seeing much international critical acclaim since their release (both releases on Browntasauras Records).


Encompassed within densely woven fabrics of time and space, a cosmic compilation of musicians have united in the conception of Jabberwock. A fusion band of keen taste deeding our utmost to bring you colours and flavours, with a scrumptious mix of originals and covers!

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