Tom Browne

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Last Show: Saturday 9 th September 2017

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

We are delighted to welcome back the legendary Tom Browne for his sold out show last year  at the club (in association with SoS Ltd). Browne is an artist once described by George Benson as “joy filled in expressiveness” and “believable in any musical style”. He has topped the jazz and adult contemporary / R & B charts with his kickin’ trumpet and rich jazz melodies.

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Tom Browne’s career was catapulted to new levels following the release of his number 1 single “Funkin’ for Jamaica (N.Y.)” off of his sophomore album Love Approach. He went on to release 9 albums and a number of hit singles with his most notable ones being: “Thigh High (Grip Your Hips and Move)”, “Fungi Mama (bebopafunkadiscolypso)", “Rockin’ Radio”, “Bye Gones”, “Secret Fantasy”, and “Crusin”. 

 His debut release "Browne Sugar" (1979) dominated the jazz charts for many weeks while "Love Approach" (1980) and "Magic" (1981) each earned gold album status and spawned hits like "Funkin' For Jamaica," "Thighs High" and "Secret Fantasy.”  

 Tom Browne re-emerged in a solid recording career in 1994, recording for the Hip-Bop Record Label. There, He released his first in a series of recordings for Hip Bop entitled "Mo' Jamaica Funk." Subsequent releases for the label include "Another Shade of Browne" which features him in a "straight-ahead jazz" setting with Ron Carter, Idris Muhammad and Billy Childs (1996) and "R & Browne" (1999) which received outstanding "Jazziz Magazine" reviews.

 In 2003, Hip Bop released "The Tom Browne Collection" which let the listening audience know that Browne is doing well and playing better than ever!On August 31, 2010, Pony Canyon Records released his excitement filled CD entitled "S' Up" to the Japanese market only. The recording features Fred Wesley and Groove Collective. His new recording entitled "Legacy" captures not only Tom's fiery and funky trumpet and horn section work.