Crossing genres from jazz to classical to funk, saxophone innovator Derek Brown’s unique playing style, using creative, new “beatbox-like” techniques, has wowed audiences across the globe. Previously the director of jazz studies at Abilene Christian University for the last six years, Derek now lives and performs in Chicago, USA, playing in various bands and projects around the area and throughout the world. His recent BEATBoX SAX music videos and weekly tutorials on YouTube have been very popular among saxophonists and music lovers alike, leading to endorsements with Legere, JodyJazz, P.Mauriat, BG, and AMT. Recent performances include appearances in China, Germany, Poland, UK, Norway, Malaysia, Latvia, and throughout the U.S.
B.M. Jazz and Classical Performance - Hope College, 2006 M.M. Jazz Studies - University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music, 2008
Director of Jazz Studies and Saxophone - Abilene Christian University, 2008-2014