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KC Jazz Club: Maurice Brown Effect

KC Jazz Club: Maurice Brown Effect

Friday, March 19, 2010

Discovery Series in the KC Jazz Club KC Jazz Club Jazz

When Maurice Brown, the first place winner in the 2001 National Miles Davis Trumpet Competition, "blows his trumpet, folks notice. His irrefutable energy, talent, and focus continually surprise audiences" (JazzTimes).

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Maurice Brown Effect
A 2002 alumnus of the Kennedy Center's Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead program, Maurice Brown is "one of the most exciting young trumpeters in jazz--be it New Orleans or New York" (DownBeat), who is "a triple-threat artist, equally effective as virtuoso trumpeter, versatile composer, and supremely confident bandleader" (The Chicago Tribune). Exciting the ears of bebop enthusiasts and hip-hoppers alike, Brown's passionate and improvisational rhythms have electrified the music industry. Innovation is the key to his soulful melodies, which have graced both legend Aretha Franklin and urban legend Talib Kweli's versatile recordings.