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Rick Braun

Born: July 6, 1955    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Rick Braun

A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, trumpeter Rick Braun first surfaced as a member of the jazz-fusion outfit Auracle, formed while he was a student at the prestigious Eastman School of Music. After two LPs the group disbanded, and Braun turned to songwriting, scoring a hit with REO Speedwagon's “Here with Me. “

In time he directed his focus to contemporary jazz, issuing his solo debut Intimate “Secrets” in 1993. After touring with Sade, he returned in 1994 with “Night Walk” as well as the seasonal release “Christmas Present.”

With 1995's “Beat Street,” Braun's popularity continued to snowball, with 1996's smash “Body and Soul” launching the NAC chart-topper “Notorious.”...
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Intimate Secrets
1992
Mesa/Bluemoon

Night Walk
1994
Mesa/Bluemoon

Christmas Present: Music of Warmth & Celebration
1994
Atlantic/Wea

Beat Street
1995
Mesa/Bluemoon

Body and Soul
1997
Mesa/Bluemoon

Full Stride
1998
Mesa/Bluemoon

Best of Rick Braun
1999
Atlantic

Shake It Up
with Boney James
2000
Warner Bros.

Kisses in the Rain
2001
Warner Bros.

Esperanto
2003
Warner Bros.

Sessions: Volume 1
2004→2006
Artizen

Yours Truly
2005
Artizen

R n R
with Richard Elliot
2007
Artizen

Peter White Christmas with Mindi Abair and Rick Braun
Peter White / Mindi Abair / Rick Braun
2007
Artizen

All It Takes
2009
Artistry Music

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