Maurice Brown & Free Nationals With India Shawn at Black Cat
Black Cat uploaded this event on August 27, 2021
Wed, September 15, 2021
Save the date!
Seatings: 6:30pm & 8:15pm
Doors open 30 minutes early.
[email protected] Festival! Featuring: Maurice Brown, Jose Rios, T.Nava and India Shawn
Trumpet sensation Maurice “Mobetta” Brown orbits simultaneously through three worlds: contemporary jazz, blues-rock, and cutting-edge hip hop. Maurice is a mastermind as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer. When Maurice picks up his horn, his soulful melodies soar into a rarefied space that uniquely marries be-bop to hip-hop and rock, producing his own distinctive sound.
The Chicago area native won the national Miles Davis Trumpet Competition as a teenager, followed by a move to Louisiana to study under legendary clarinetist Alvin Batiste. His critically acclaimed debut, “HIP TO BOP”, recorded in New Orleans, foreshadowed Brown’s unique talent for creating fresh bop-inflected jazz with an urban pulse. Hurricane Katrina forced Maurice to relocate, taking his horn to New York where he established himself by recording with Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, De La Soul, Macy Gray, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lettuce and The Roots. ...