Maurice “Mobetta” Brown’s talent orbits him simultaneously through three worlds: contemporary jazz, blues-rock and cutting edge hip hop. He’s a mastermind as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer. When Maurice picks up his horn, his soulful melodies soar into a rarefied space that uniquely marries be-bop to hip-hop and rock, producing his own distinctive sound.
Brown displayed an affinity for the trumpet at a young age as he won the national Miles Davis Trumpet Competition and studied under legendary clarinetist Alvin Batiste. His critically acclaimed debut album “HIP TO BOP”, recorded in New Orleans, foreshadowed Brown’s unique talent for creating fresh bop-inflected jazz. Yet, Hurricane Katrina’s devastation didn’t spare Maurice and he took his talent to Brooklyn.
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Brown and his quintet have found the place where jazz, soul and pop
converge, shortchanging none of these languages but drawing eloquently
from each of them.
The Cycle Of Love is a powerhouse, a record that should change the way
people listen to jazz, while converting those that don't.
Maurice Brown is one of the most talented of his
generation. He has the
vision to bring a new voice, not only to his instrument, but
to jazz in general.”
— Terence Blanchard
Maurice Brown's musical vision is not only hip, but it's
totally fresh and
inspiring with enough momentum to carry jazz into a
completely new evolutionary direction.
— Jazz Review.com
Brown is one of the most exciting young trumpeters in
jazz—be it New Orleans or New York