Larry Brown Jr.
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ABOUT

Falling in love with music is easy, and that was the case for a five year old boy from Venice, IL. At the age of five, Larry Brown picked up the guitar from his father and has not put it down since. Upon completing high school,Brown attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) to study with legendary 7-string guitarist Rick Haydon. Through the years, he has had the opportunity to learn from jazz legends such as Pat Martino, Houston Person, Jimmy Cobb, Victor Goines, John Scofield and Russell Malone. He has also performed at some of the country’s greatest jazz festivals and venues including the St. Louis Jazz Festival, the Clark Terry Jazz Festival, The JVC Jazz Festival New York, Lima Jazz Festival (South America) as well as Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Brown is a very versatile musician. He has worked as guitar chair for the plays Color Struck and High School Musical and has recorded on gospel albums with artist from the St. Louis Metropolitan area as a guitarist and an organist. Additionally, he has performed with Hamiet Bluiett, Louie Bellson, Lew Soloff, Benny Golson and Curtis Fuller. A Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Alumni, Brown just received his Masters from Northern Illinois University whee he studied with jazz notables Fareed Haque, Willie Pickens and jazz educator Ron Carter.

Screen name:
Larry Brown Jr.
Member since:
May 12 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Mornings

Influences

Wes, Montgomery, George Benson, Miles Davis, Pat Matheny, The Pizzarellis, The Jacksons, Pat Martino, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Musiq SoulChild, James Taylor, Grant Green, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, The Canton Spirituals, Al Green, Common, Mos Def, Anita Baker, Art Blakey, The Marsalis Family, The Heath Brothers, The Brecker Brothers, Rick Haydon, Reggie Thomas, Brett Stamps, The Kennedy Brothers, Babyface, Beethoven, The Zion Jubilees, THe Zion Travelors, The Gospel Four, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Bill Stewart, Billy Holiday, Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Chick Corea, John Legend, The Last Poets, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Donald Lawerence, Dru Hill, Jamie Fox, Jodeci, H-Town, SHai, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ella Fitzgerald, Jay-Z, Fareed Haque, Handel, George Van Eps, Gladys Knight (And the Pips), Hezekiah Walker, Horace Silver, Houston Person, Howard Alden, James Hall, Jim Hall, Jimmy Hedrix, Jimmy Smith, Joe Henderson, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Clayton, John Legend, John P. Kee, Joshua Redman, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Keith Jarret, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Kevin Eubanks, Marvin Winans, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Whalum, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QCs, Lester Young, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Mint Condition, Nat King Cole, Notorious BIG, Rev. Clay Evans, Quincy Jones, R. Kelly, Red Garland, Ron Carter (Both of Them), Russell Malone, Sarah Vaughn, Stefon Harris, THe Temptations, Terence Blanchard, Tank, Tony Toni Tone, Tony Williams, Wayne SHorter, Usher, The Yellowjackets

MUSIC

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Past Events

Kyle Asche and I will be presenting a concert entitled "I Remember Wes & Grant" You Don't want to miss this Chicago

Don't miss us South Bend, In.!!!!

Velvet Lounge
67 east Cermck Road
Chicago, IL.

Larry Brown Group Live at The Brink Lounge

Larry Brown Group features
Larry Brown-guitar
Quentin Coaxum- trumpet
Xavier Breaker-drums
Nathan Brown- bass

Larry Brown Group Live at The Velvet Lounge with the Delisfort Project