Brown, Sturgis and Brown
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Friday, February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$25 - $30
Brown Sturgis & Brown — A Fresh Jazz Wind …
Mark Brown, Patrick Sturgis and Nona Brown.
The music of Mark Brown crosses all musical genres – his impressive vocal range and extraordinary counter tenor voice continues to cross boundaries and reach new heights. He is an extension of a musical legacy left by his father, Charles Brown, well known on the New Orleans R&B music scene as part of ‘Sultans of Soul’ vocal duo, which gained much popularity in the 1950’s. A native of New Orleans, Mark has done background vocals for such notables as Bebe Winans, Patti LaBelle, Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean, and Oleta Adams, to name a few.
Vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter, producer, Patrick Sturgis was just 8 years old when he was featured on the front page of a newspaper holding the caption “8- Year-Old Soloist Sparkles Among Stars. Now, some 38 years later, he breaks new ground by satisfying his latent affinity for jazz, particularly American jazz standards reminiscent of the legendary Nat Cole and Ella Fitzgerald. His love affair with music has spanned over three decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums.
Nona Brown – Vocalist, Musician, Composer and Producer ALL IN ONE! Nona’s musical journey spans over 30 years working with The Fray, Lenny Williams, Pattie LaBelle, Stephan Jenkins and Mickey Thomas. Nona’s Gospel Music roots led to many wonderful opportunities such as working with Josh Groban as choir coordinator for his tour, guest vocalist and currently, group member of Gospel Music Legend Edwin Hawkins and the New Edwin Hawkins Singers. From the sweet and silky sound of her voice to her piano playing, song writing and producing, the Nona Brown impression is sure to be lasting.
Put it all together and you have one of the most dynamic jazz trios!