- Norman Brown (guitarist)
Norman Brown Birth name Norman Brown Born December 18, 1970 Origin Kansas City, Missouri, United States Genres Smooth Jazz, jazz fusion Occupations Guitarist
Labels Peak Records 2006 - present Associated acts Russ Freeman
Website official site
Norman Brown released debut album "Just Between Us" from Motown Records' Jazz label, Mo Jazz in 1992. Collaborators included the chorus group Boyz II Men, the singer Stevie Wonder and also noted engineer and writer Kenneth H. Williams. A portion of the album was produced by Norman Connors, a jazz drummer and producer which discovered Brown. Brown released the album "After the Storm" in 1994, which gained critical success; he followed this with the 1996 release "Better Days Ahead" which earned him a broader audience. Brown transferred Warner Bros. Records. In 2000, he released Celebration, which was produced by Paul Brown.
In 2003, he and his producer Paul Brown won Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album for 2002's Just Chillin'. This was followed by the 2004 release West Coast Coolin' .
During the summer of 2007, Brown had a No. 1 smooth jazz radio hit, "Let's Take A Ride," taken from the album Stay With Me, according to Radio and Records magazine.
In 2008, the Verve Music Group re-released ' "Just Between Us" ' as part of the "Verve Originals" Series.
His music can be heard during The Weather Channel's "Local on the 8s" segments and his song "Lydian" is included in their 2008 compilation release, The Weather Channel Presents: Smooth Jazz II.
In June 2010, Brown released a new album, "Sending My Love".
Norman Brown is father of 6 and has four grandchildren.
titles year label Just Between Us 1992 Motown After The Storm 1994 Motown Better Days Ahead 1996 Motown Celebration 1999 Warner Bro. Just Chillin' 2002 Warner Bro. West Coast Coolin' 2004 Warner Bro. Stay With Me 2007 Peak Sending My Love 2010 Heads Up
titles year label "Groovin'" 2002 Warner Bros.
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