|Birth name Rob Brown|
Website Official Website
Name Rob Brown
|Instruments Alto sax|
Years active 1987–present
|Born February 27, 1962 (age 53) (1962-02-27) |
Origin Hampton, Virginia, United States
Albums Crown Trunk Root Funk, Radiant Pools
Genres Jazz, Free jazz, Avant-garde jazz, Free improvisation
Record labels Clean Feed Records, Marge Records
Similar People William Parker, Roy Campbell - Jr, Steve Swell, Joe Morris, Hamid Drake
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Rob Brown (born February 27, 1962) is an American free jazz saxophonist and composer.
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- Life and career
Under line salon rob brown solo alto saxophone arts for art nyc october 2014
Life and career
Rob was born in Hampton, VA. He started playing saxophone at the age of 12 or 13. His first gigs were with a local Virginia and swing band. He eventually studied at Berklee College for two years and worked privately with both Joe Viola and John LaPorta. After a year on the west coast, Brown bounced back to Boston, where he met pianist Matthew Shipp. He moved to NY in 1984 where he enrolled at New York University, earned a music degree, and studied with saxophone masters such as Lee Konitz, but the teacher who had more influence on Rob conceptually was Philadelphian Dennis Sandole. Rob took the train to Philly once a week to study with him for a year and a half.
His first issued recording was the duet with Shipp Sonic Explorations and since then has been actively leading groups or working as a sideman with Shipp, William Parker, Whit Dickey, Joe Morris and Steve Swell.
He is a 2001 CalArts/Alpert/Ucross Residency Prize winner and has received many Meet The Composer Fund grants. In 2006 Rob was awarded a Chamber Music America New Works grant.