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Birth name
  
Rob Brown

Website
  
Official Website

Occupation(s)
  
Musician

Name
  
Rob Brown

Instruments
  
Alto sax

Role
  
Composer

Years active
  
1987–present


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Born
  
February 27, 1962 (age 62) (
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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Rob Brown (saxophonist) Rob Brown

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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.

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Rob Brown (saxophonist) Wikipedia


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