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.
A two-time winner of the Gavin Report's smooth jazz artist of the year award, he returned in 1998 with South of Midnight. He also collaborated with Boney James on the 2000 release Shake It Up. Kisses in the Rain followed a year later.
July 08, 2014
Rick Braun Dances To The Top Of The Billboard Chart
May 29, 2014
Rick Braun Feels Like Getting Up And Dancing
October 08, 2012
Rick Braun Trumpets The Holidays
July 28, 2010
Jazz This Week: Kevin Eubanks, Keyon Harrold, RNR with Rick Braun and...
July 18, 2010
STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: RNR with Rick Braun and Richard Elliot
May 27, 2009
Notes from the Net: More Miles Davis News; a New Solo CD from Rick...
November 29, 2008
Jazz This Week: Peter White with Rick Braun and Mindy Abair, Jeremy...
July 29, 2008
Rick Braun & Richard Elliott @ The Keswick Theatre
November 08, 2007
A Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun & Mindi Abair at the Keswick...
September 07, 2007
Rick Braun & Richard Elliot's R n R Scores the #1 Album and #1 Single