Guitar & Vocals
Paul Brown’s talent as artist and producer have earned him two Grammy Awards and an impressive string of more than 50 number one hits on Radio & Records’ contemporary and smooth jazz chart. In an illustrious career, Brown has worked on projects for such influential artists as George Benson, Al Jarreau, Kirk Whalum, Patti Austin, Norman Brown, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Euge Groove, Boney James, Rick Braun, and Peter White, among many others.
Brown was born and raised in Los Angeles. He started playing drums at age five and picked up his first guitar two years later. After studying music at the University of Oregon, Brown returned to L.A. and began his rise to fame producing some of the biggest hits in contemporary jazz. In 2004, he finally stepped out from behind the producer’s chair and released his debut CD “Up Front”. He earned a nomination for “Best Vocalist” at the 2011 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. On his seventh solo album “Truth B Told” (2014) he’s digging deeper into soul and blues, playing his 1963 Gibson Johnny Smith L-5 edgier and with more abandon.
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