Born: August 13, 1971 Primary Instrument: Piano
Vernell Brown Jr is a virtuoso jazz pianist and multifaceted composer known for sparkling compositions and creative performances. He began as a child prodigy, playing at age 4. By his teens, Brown was discovered and signed with A&M Records, by legendary recording executive Jerry Moss.
Over the years, Brown has collaborated with a litany of jazz greats: Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Sample, Marcus Miller, Ernie Andrews, Stix Hooper, Herb Alpert, Will Jennings and more. Recently, he has recorded and toured extensively with Ronnie Laws, and Gladys Knight, capping a career that has taken him from his birthplace in Los Angeles, across the United States, Europe and Asia, performing at the most prestigious venues worldwide.
He's currently (2012) touring with Kenny Garrett, and has performed in France, Vienna, Norway, Italy, London & Israel
Vernell Brown Jr's latest CD, World Peace, New World is scheduled for release November, 2012. Visit www.vernellbrownjr.com for more info.
1989 Total Eclipse
1992 Stay Tuned
2009 VBT Vernell Brown Trio
2011 Do You Really Love Me
2012 World Peace, New World (scheduled release Nov. 2012)
Moving adeptly between Be-Bop and Quiet Storm contemporary styles, his music has strong appeal to everyone who appreciates jazz in all it's colors... pianist, composer, producer - Vernell Brown, Jr. ~Scott O'Brien (SmoothJazz.com)