Norman Brown (guitarist)


Norman Brown (guitarist)
Norman Brown
Birth name Norman Brown
Born December 18, 1970 (1970-12-18) (age 40)
Origin Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Genres Smooth Jazz, jazz fusion
Occupations Guitarist
Vocalist
Instruments Guitar
Vocals
Labels

Mo Jazz 1992 - 1998
Warner Bros. Records 1998 - 2004

Peak Records 2006 - present
Associated acts Russ Freeman
BWB (band)
Website official site

Norman Brown (born December 18, 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a smooth jazz guitarist & singer, often compared to his contemporary George Benson.[1]

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Overview

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 2002, he formed BWB with saxophonist Kirk Whalum and trumpeter Rick Braun, and released Groovin'.

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.

He is currently an artist on Russ Freeman's label Peak Records.

In June 2010, Brown released a new album, "Sending My Love".

Personal life

Norman Brown is father of 6 and has four grandchildren.

Discography

Norman Brown

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

BWB

(Brown-Whalum-Braun)

titles year label
"Groovin'" 2002 Warner Bros.

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