Norman Brown Announces New Album for February 22nd

Norman Brown Announces New Album for February 22nd

Grammy Award-winning Contemporary Jazz/R&B Guitarist/Singer  & Producer Norman Brown  Set For New CD The Highest Act of LoveFebruary 22, 2019

Brown Joins Forces With Multi-Grammy Award Winning R&B Diva Deniece Williams For A Memorable Remake Of Her 1970s Hit “Free”

Guitarist Norman Brown to Release New Album “The Highest Act of Love” on Feb. 22nd, 2019 | LISTEN to “Free” feat. Deniece Williams!

Guitarist Norman Brown to Release New Album “The Highest Act of Love” on Feb. 22nd, 2019 | LISTEN to “Free” feat. Deniece Williams!

Grammy Award-winning Contemporary Jazz/R&B Guitarist/Singer
& Producer Norman Brown
Set For New CD The Highest Act of Love February 22, 2019

Brown Joins Forces With Multi-Grammy Award Winning R&B Diva Deniece Williams For A Memorable Remake Of Her 1970s Hit “Free”

NORMAN BROWN AND DENIECE WILLIMS ON NEW ALBUM ‘THE HIGHEST ACT OF LOVE’

NORMAN BROWN AND DENIECE WILLIMS ON NEW ALBUM ‘THE HIGHEST ACT OF LOVE’

*Norman Brown has sold over two-million albums and is a mainstay on the contemporary jazz charts. When the iconic and pioneering guitarist George Benson sings your praises you know you are a bad man! Benson has heralded the consummate hit-maker, Norman Brown, as one of the greatest guitarists around today.

Like Benson, Brown effortlessly fuses the finer elements of jazz, R&B, pop and blues to create his own insatiable and instantly identifiable and soulful sound. Brown declares:

Norman Brown – The Highest Act Of Love

Norman Brown – The Highest Act Of Love

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Norman Brown has sold over two-million albums and is a mainstay on the contemporary jazz charts. When the iconic and pioneering guitarist George Benson sings your praises you know you are a bad man! Benson has heralded the consummate hit-maker, Norman Brown, as one of the greatest guitarists around today. Like Benson, Brown effortlessly fuses the finer elements of jazz, R&B, pop and blues to create his own insatiable and instantly identifiable and soulful sound. Brown declares, “My blending and crossing of styles happens organically by allowing the content to reveal its elements. There are only two kinds of music – ‘good and bad.’” Brown has made a career of churning out the ‘good stuff’ for over two decades. His unique elixir of urban contemporary jazz has allowed him to garner a devoted international following and an impressive career as a leader. He has also collaborated with the likes of Brian McKnight, Kirk Whalum, Miki Howard, Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Everette Harp and Chanté Moore, to name a few.

HOME FIRST SPIN SoulBounce Exclusive: Norman Brown & Deniece Williams Just Want To Be ‘Free’

HOME  FIRST SPIN SoulBounce Exclusive: Norman Brown & Deniece Williams Just Want To Be ‘Free’

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There are songs that we all love and remember and then there are songs that are truly timeless. Deniece Williams' 1976 classic "Free" is one of the latter. The song has had its fair share of remakes and has been sampled countless times. But who better to remake the song than the originator herself? Guitarist Norman Brown has enlisted Deniece for his take on the track, which will be featured on his upcoming album The Highest Act Of Love, and we have your exclusive first listen of this memorable collaboration.

First Listen: Deniece Williams is "Free" again with Norman Brown

First Listen: Deniece Williams is "Free" again with Norman Brown

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Norman Brown has sold over two-million albums and is a mainstay on the contemporary jazz charts. When the iconic and pioneering guitarist George Benson sings your praises you know you are a bad man! Benson has heralded the consummate hit-maker, Norman Brown, as one of the greatest guitarists around today. Like Benson, Brown effortlessly fuses the finer elements of jazz, R&B, pop and blues to create his own insatiable and instantly identifiable and soulful sound.

Norman Brown Teams With Deniece Williams For a Remake of Her Hit ‘Free’

Norman Brown Teams With Deniece Williams For a Remake of Her Hit ‘Free’

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Contemporary Jazz guitarist Norman Brown joins forces with R&B Diva Deniece Williams for a sultry remake of her 1970s hit, “Free” (from her gold-certified This Is Niecy album).

Deborah Howell Interviews Norman Brown At The SoCal Honda Sound Stage

Deborah Howell interviewed the one and only Norman Brown right before he performed on the SoCal Honda Sound Stage. 

Norman Brown Bio:

Grammy Award-winning Contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown has sold close to 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz sales and radio charts. Having shared the stage with virtually every Contemporary Jazz superstar from Boney James to Dave Koz to Gerald Albright

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Norman Brown first picked up a guitar at the age of 8. First inspired by Jimi Hendrix, it was his father's preference for the sound of Wes Montgomery that set Brown on his stylistic journey.

After high school, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his musical career, attending the Musician's Institute, where he also taught for a short time. While playing with his own group in local clubs, and drawing comparisons to George Benson, Brown was discovered and signed to the fledgling MoJazz label, a division of Motown. He delivered his debut album, Just Between Us, and followed with the gold-certified After The Storm and Better Days Ahead.

With the critical acclaim and sales behind him, the talented musician made the leap to Warner Bros. and released Celebration, which first teamed him with producer Paul Brown. The follow-up, Just Chillin', earned Brown much-deserved Grammy recognition in the best pop instrumental category. That project was followed by his release West Coast Cooin', where Brown tested out his skills as a vocalist, a move that was embraced by the urban AC radio market and found him topping the charts.

In 2002, Brown debuted his smooth jazz supergroup with saxophonist Kirk Whalum and trumpeter Rick Braun, BWB, with the album Groovin'. He then returned to his solo work with 2004's West Coast Coolin', followed two years later by Stay with Me on the Peak label.

Brown's audience has been expanding over the years. His compilation The Very Best Of Norman Brown was one of the best-selling smooth jazz albums of 2005 and 2006. Armed with the knowledge of who he is as an artist, Brown says he spent just four months in the studio making Stay With Me - his shortest recording time on a project ever.

Brown then signed with longtime jazz label Concord and released 2010's Sending My Love. Two years later, he paired with saxophonist Gerald Albright for the Concord release 24/7. Also in 2013, he rejoined BWB for Human Nature. In 2016, Brown continued to split his time, releasing his third album with BWB.

Let It Go, Norman’s inspired debut album for Shanachie Records, has something for everyone, whether an R&B fan or a jazz aficionado. From “Holding You,” his sensuous collaboration with R&B great Chanté Moore and Norman’s re-imagining of the Five Stairsteps classic “Ooh Child” to the smoothly grooving “Remember Who You Are” and the serenely inspired “Let It Go,” Norman also featurs his daughers' group Sisters of Unbreakable Love  on the insightful "Conversations" and uplifting "Living Your Destiny". Let It Go is Norman Brown at his best. For more information on Norman Brown click HERE

Norman Brown on the cover Smooth Jazz News

Norman Brown on the cover Smooth Jazz News

Norman Brown makes the cover of the May 2018 edition of Smooth Jazz News magazine.

GRAMMY-winning guitarist riffs on multiple touring ensembles and inspires a new generation of musicians globally.

By Ken Capobianco

New Album: Let It Go

New Album: Let It Go

Grammy® Winning Guitar Maestro/Singer Norman Brown Teaches Us How to Let It Go
on Highly Anticipated Shanachie Entertainment Debut

MUSIC NEWS: NORMAN BROWN SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM & LABEL DEBUT PROJECT

MUSIC NEWS: NORMAN BROWN SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM & LABEL DEBUT PROJECT

Grammy award winning guitarist/singer Norman Brown is set to release Let It Go, his new album and his debut release for Shanachie Entertainment on April 14th.

24/7 Recieves Grammy Nomination!

24/7 Recieves Grammy Nomination!

Congratulations are in order for Norman Brown and Gerald Albright for being nominated at 2013 GRAMMY® Awards in the Best Pop Instrumental Category for their album 24/7. Watch the 55th annual awards show on Sunday, February 10th on CBS to see the results.