Norman Brown


Artist Biography

Grammy award-winning contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown has sold over 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. His charisma and versatility afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with a cross-section of Jazz and R&B superstars including George Benson, Brian McKnight, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Chante’ Moore, Jeff Lorber, Peabo Bryson, Boney James, Miki Howard, and Gerald Albright. Jazz Times Magazine touts him as “a culmination of Jimi Hendrix and George Benson with some of Wes Montogmery thrown in.” Allmusic raves that Brown is “one of contemporary jazz’s brightest lights...a master player and improviser.” Udiscover Music named him one of the top “50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time.”.

Dubbed by George Benson as “one of the greatest, most articulate guitarists out there”, Norman Brown was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, where he first picked up a guitar at the age of 8. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and the Isley Brothers, it was his father's preference for the sound of Wes Montgomery that set Brown on his stylistic journey.

Armed with the knowledge of who is as an artist, Brown’s ever-growing fan base, whom he affectionately calls “Normantics”, affirm the adoration and respect Norman Brown holds amongst his peers.

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