Norman Brown

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, GRAMMY® Award winner
Norman Brown first picked up a guitar at the age of eight. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s mind-bending rock sounds, Brown soon discovered his father’s favorite artist, Wes Montgomery, and found his stylistic holy grail. After high school, Brown moved to Los Angeles to pursue his
musical career, attending the Musicians Institute where he also taught for a time. While playing
with his own group in local clubs, and drawing comparisons to George Benson, Brown was
discovered and signed to the MoJazz label, a division of Motown. He delivered his 1992 debut,
Just Between Us, and followed with the gold-certified After The Storm and 1996’s Better Days
Ahead.

With critical acclaim and sales behind him, the talented musician made the leap to Warner Bros. and released Celebration, which first teamed him with producer Paul Brown. The 2003 followup, Just Chillin’, earned Brown much-deserved recognition with a GRAMMY® Award in the best pop instrumental category. That project was followed by his 2005 release West Coast
Coolin’, where Brown tested out his skills as a vocalist, a move that was welcomed by the urban
AC radio market. In addition, his 2005 compilation The Very Best Of Norman Brown was one of
the best-selling smooth jazz albums of that year.

Brown made the leap to the Peak Records label, a division of Concord Music Group, in 2007 for
his smash CD Stay With Me, which yielded the R&B vocal hit “Stay With Me” and the smooth
instrumental favorites “Let’s Take A Ride” and “Pop’s Cool Groove.” The guitarist kept the
good vibes going on his long-awaited June 2010 release, Sending My Love.

In addition to success as a musician and producer, Brown launched a successful career as a
broadcaster. In January of 2007, he brought his engaging personality to Broadcast Architecture’s Smooth Jazz Network as an on-air personality, hosting this own weekend radio show.

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