Sunday, August 2, 2009
We feel quite spiffy to tell you that we already have a house band, a band who will be here to perform and to create a musical fusion for theCOMPOUNDbrooklyn, every time. When we say spiffy, we really mean SPIFFY because the band is 'LOSE YOUR MIND' crew with Maurice Brown, Sam Barsh and Joe Blaxx!!
The band leader, Maurice Brown who has recently been touring all over the world with Laura Izibor as her band leader, along with his 'Maurice Brown Effect' band. His trumpet can move your feet and groove your soul and don't miss it next time @ theCOMPOUNDbrooklyn + bk farmyards on Aug. 22nd.
Exciting the ears of bebop enthusiasts and hip-hoppers alike, Maurice’s passionate and improvisational rhythms have been electrifying the music industry. Innovation is the key to Maurice’s soulful melodies, which have graced both legend Aretha Franklin and urban legend Talib Kweli’s versatile recordings. The response from both old and new schoolers pushed Maurice’s 2004 debut album, Hip to Bop, onto top ten charts across the country.
Maurice is an unpretentious, cultured soul with a strong musical backbone. Raised in south Chicago, Maurice was awarded a full music scholarship to Northern Illinois University upon graduating from Hillcrest High School. After winning first place in the esteemed National Miles Davis Trumpet Competition, Maurice found new flavor in the heart of Louisiana, where he continued his studies at Southern University—and captivated audiences weekly, headlining at New Orleans’ premiere jazz club, Snug Harbor.
Maurice currently resides in New York where he is getting ready to release his sophomore album, Cycle of Love, while immersed in a grittier urban setting. Expectations are high for the release, which will showcase Maurice’s talents as a trumpeter, composer, and bandleader as well as the fierce, down-home melodies we love him for. Like legendary trumpeter, Clark Terry said, "Brownie is the young trumpeter to watch for sure. I see young cats all over the world and Maurice has it.” And we want it.
For more info, go to www.mauricebrown.net