Sunday, April 30, 2006



On Thursday May 4th, the Tyrone Brown String Septet will be
appearing at the Collingswood Community Center
(30 Collings Avenue, Collingswood, NJ) to close out the third season
of the Collingswood First Thursday Jazz Series. There will be one show
starting at 7:30PM. Tickets are $10/$5 for students
. BYOB / Sodas free.

For info call: 856-858-8914

Bio info:

Bassist Tyrone Brown has recorded over 125 CDs to date including six with legendary drummer Max Roach, six with saxophonist Odean Pope, five with Grover Washington, Jr. (two went gold "Live At The Bijou" and "Reed Seed"), four with guitarist Pat Martino, three with Bobby Zankel, and one each with vocalist Rachelle Ferrell and pianist Dave Burrell. An alumnus of the famed Berklee School Of Music, Brown received a fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and won a grant from the Pennsylvania Council On The Arts for Artistic Excellence in Jazz Composition 2001. Tyrone Brown has also garnered the "Best Acoustic Bass" honors in the Jazz Philadelphia Magazine Readers Choice Poll 1993 and 1994. Traveling all over the world, Brown has conducted Master Classes in Barcelona, Spain and Jerusalem, Israel and conducted Improvisation Symposiums at Brigham Young University, Illinois State University, and Temple University. In 1996, his Solo Bass Concert at the 25th Anniversary of the Moers Germany Jazz Festival drew five thousand people. Tyrone Brown has also worked with Lou Rawls, Billy Paul, Trudy Pitts & Mr. C, Freddie Hubbard, Phil Woods, Mulgrew Miller, Clark Terry, Johnny Hartman, Sonny Fortune, Etta Jones, Benny Golson, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Marcus, Kenny Barron, J.J.Johnson, Dave Burrell, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderly, Cecil Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Stanley Turrentine, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Sir Roland Hanna, and many others. Brown has toured and recorded with The Max Roach Quartet since 1984, and the Odean Pope Trio and Saxophone Choir since 1991. Dizzy Gillespie wrote, “Tyrone Brown's playing reminds me of those colorful bouncing balls you see at a carnival." Drummer Max Roach said, "Tyrone Brown is one of the most creative musicians I have ever worked with. He is a fine composer and arranger and a virtuoso instrumentalist." Bob Blumenthal of the Boston Globe notes that "Tyrone plays with the passion and flair of a flamenco guitarist.” - Suzanne Cloud

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