Jeri Brown

Jeri Brown

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Committed to the legacy of vocal jazz, Jeri Brown’s performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes, original jazz compositions, and contemporary world themes with intense vocal improvisations, and include collaborations with diverse, legendary jazz artists.

Biography

Jeri Brown has earned a reputation as one of jazz’ most outstanding "artistic" vocalists. With many fine musicians who are labeled "artistic," it’s sometimes overlooked how richly musical, thoroughly accessible and enjoyable their music can be. Jeri Brown is focused, ambitious, daring and intent upon creating music that is both well conceived and honest. Brown is well known for performing and recording with passion and dedication.

Committed to the legacy of vocal jazz, Ms. Brown’s performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes, original jazz compositions, and contemporary world themes with intense vocal improvisations, and include collaborations with diverse, legendary jazz artists.

Jeri Brown has performed or recorded with such musicians as Leon Thomas, John Hicks, Grady Tate, Kirk Lightsey, Betty Carter, Ellis Marsalis, Erik Truffaz, David Murray, D.D. Jackson, Billy Hart, Kenny Werner, Pierre Michelot, John Betsch, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Fred Hersch, Tony Suggs, Michel Donato, Winard Harper, Chico Freeman, Joe Lovano, Cyrus Chestnut, Dr. Billy Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Avery Sharpe, Rufus Reid, Gerry Gibbs, Seamus Blake and Jimmy Rowles.

Jeri Brown's recent achievements include:

-6 time JUNO Award nominations as jazz vocal recording artist and producer for Justin Time Records.

-Choral director and creator of famed JB Pumped Singers of Montreal and vocal coordinator for the Paul Simon Tribute under the artistic direction of Andre Menard of Montreal Jazz Festival fame.

-Film producer Jeri Brown: The Spirit Comes Through - reality show spectacular featuring hand picked Nova Scotia community youth in performance with Jeri for BRAVO, CBC, and Vision broadcasts.

-Recipient of Quebec’s prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award for artistic and humanitarian accomplishment.

Discography

The following are released under Jeri Brown:
New Wonderland
Sempre Nina - A Tribute to Nina Simone
Firm Rootes
Image in the Mirror: The Triptych
Zaius
Fresh Start
April in Paris
A Timeless Place
Unfolding: The Peacocks
Mirage

Jeri's songs have been played on television and radio.
Jeri has performed in concerts, festivals, television and radio.

Set List

Jeri Brown’s performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes, original jazz compositions, and contemporary world themes with intense vocal improvisations, and include collaborations with diverse, legendary jazz artists.

Here are two Performance Highlight Videos showcasing Jeri Brown in jazz and classical:

Jeri Brown Sings Jazz:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi6gwEHaOrk

Jeri Brown Sings Classical:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYzkXgVQmkM