dee Brown 2009 dee Brown Biography A common thread among most successful solo No Time to Waste was released on Nu Groove/ Sony Musical artists is that the inspiration to become / BMG / Records in October of 2007. Brown’s skills as a great arrived at a young age, and the early guitarist, composer, producer and arranger were revealed history of rhythm and blues guitarist Demitris for the first time. Brown's long-time friend & producer Edwards Brown was no different. Growing up Gerald Mitchell of Los Hermanos helped him achieve a in Detroit, MI, Brown, the youngest of three children, was sound targeted for Smooth Jazz listeners as guitar and exposed to the smooth sounds of jazz as he listened to saxophone leads were equally balanced. the legendary recordings of his father’s favorite artists; Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Les McCann, No Time to Waste is currently available on CD or Cannonball Adderly, King Pleasure and Charles Christian. download. When jazz albums weren’t spinning under the family’s Music lovers can locate all his performances at turn-table needle, the popular tunes from Motown would www.deeBrownMusic.com resonate from the speakers as Brown’s mother would lay down music from The Four Tops, The Miracles, The Jackson The inspiration of "True Reality" was created from my 5 and James Brown. Thus, Brown’s overall musical aptitude thoughts regarding society's interpretation of what is right would broaden to unlimited heights. A defining moment or wrong, and our abilities to distinguish realities from in Brown’s musical career occurred as early as elementary illusions. school when a classmate demonstrated an ability to play back a song heard on the radio with his guitar. Even though man may feel there are scenarios where the distinction of “right or wrong” does not exist, I am Brown, fascinated and inspired, would eventually receive convinced the ultimate reality is the product of our pursuit his first guitar as a Christmas present from of goals and ability to make choices. his grandmother, and immediately took lessons, hoping to become the next B.B. For example, the end result from a King. By the time Brown was in high physical confrontation is generally school, he was a polished artist, and perceived to be the perfect outcome formed the group Foreplay. After earning of universal law, while at the same time, a solid reputation while playing at venues isn’t considered a negative event based in Detroit, Foreplay drew the attention on its true existence. But if it is the purpose of producer Quincy Jones, who offered of society to promote peace, prosperity the group a record deal, but Brown and happiness, then a physical declined because of a professional confrontation within a social setting difference of opinion of how the group’s would be recognized as an assault with image would be projected by the public. intention to inflict bodily hard, which in turn, is generally viewed as a At that point, Brown enrolled in college prosecutable offense. where he earned a degree in Biology and Respiratory Therapy. Brown took While the decision-making process of advantage of his school’s music many of our choices evolves into a “right curriculum, as he studied song writing, or wrong” consequence, similar situations classical guitar, piano and vocals. The or circumstances which were generated experience gained from those courses without the aide of our choices are the certainly added to Brown’s musical natural outcome of universal law. repertoire, as he performed Broadway songs, showcasing Therefore, the freedom to implement change is all we his vocal and instrumental talents. Motivated by great have, regardless of what society considers acceptable. guitarist/vocalists George Benson and Wes Montgomery, In many cases, what currently looks like an acceptable Brown’s dedication earned him opportunities to perform form of behavior was at some point during the course of with professional bands and acts while completing his history viewed as unacceptable. education. After college, Brown formed the group One Wish, whose On a global scale, what is acceptable in a contemporary style was patterned after Boyz II Men and Silk. The trio culture may not be acceptable in another place or time. released its first album on the TRC record label titled I Life is also a test to see if you will become consumed by Feel Like Getting Romantic. The single Tell Me Why its illusion of being a reflection of your true identity. Our became One Wish’s first top 100 recording in the Rhythm choices and circumstances which reflect our true identity and Blues category. The group was also nominated for will consistently be in alignment with spirit. a Nashville music award, and Tell Me Why won the award for the Best Single by a Local Artist at the Metro Times Follow your heart and acknowledge the circumstances Detroit Music Awards. that are in alignment with spirit as a reflection of “True Brown continued his success by collaborating with Realty”. saxophonist Gentry Shelby. The two formed Shelby Brown, and released the TEG Records album written and Enjoy the music that was given to me. Remembering the produced by Brown, Come Into My Heart which rose to word of God is Truth and with God, all things are possible the top of the of the DMX Smooth Jazz music charts. The to those who believe. dee Brown Discography Dee Brown’s sophomore release After years of absorbing his During the recording of 'A Little father’s love and knowledge Elbowroom', I had pre-mixed “A Little Elbowroom” of jazz, Demitris Brown better three new songs. As he laid in on Nu Groove/ Sony Records known as dee, re-paid George the bed, he said “I like them (Sonny) Brown one more time all, but that second song, with the new release of the CD that’s your hit.” “At the time, I titled “A Little Elbowroom”. The had no name for that track. I elder Brown passed away May decided later to pay my 2, 2009, and dee’s new respect to my dad and named recording pays tribute to the it after his nickname, Sonny.” man who was responsible for his emergence into the music Eventually, dee dedicated the theatre. entire project to his father. “If it wasnít for him introducing While growing up in Detroit MI, me to jazz, I would have never Brown, the youngest of three found my true love and children, was exposed to the passion,” said dee. “On this CD recordings of his fatherís I want to really show my love favorite artists: Miles Davis, for my instrument the guitar. Thelonius Monk, Charles Many of the tracks will feature Mingus, Les McCann, a lot of guitar work along with Cannonball Adderly, West the sax.” Montgomery, Charles Christian and George Benson. Known Also appearing on “A Little to most as Sonny, dee’s father Elbowroom” are saxophonists would enlighten his son of how Dezie McCullers Jr. Darren significant these legendary Rahn, Trumpeter Frank musicians were in the scope McCullers, producer, writer of jazz history. Valdez Brantley, Chip Dixson, Nate Rarasim, bassist Dave “We would talk for hours about Henderson, Kern Brantley, the greats in jazz,” explained vocalists Gerard Brooks and dee. “He was also my biggest Dee D’mitri. critic. I would bring over new songs as we were working on Brown is seen as one of the them, and we would sit down most promising new artist to outside and listen to them. come! Dee Brown’s solo project entitled “No Time to Waste” was released on Nu Groove/Sony/BMG Records October 14, 2007. The album was created with the Smooth Jazz listener in mind and it balances equally between guitar and saxophone leads. This project showcases Dee’s skills as a guitarist, composer, producer and arranger. To help give the album a fresh sound, Dee called on his long time friend, producer Gerald Mitchell of Los Hermanos. “No Time to Waste” is available now at all Dee Brown performances and online at www.deebrownmusic.com by download or full CD. dee Brown Management / Bookings Public Relations (PR) The Barnett Group Bridget Barnett 323-377-7642 email@example.com Dee Brown’s official Web page www.deebrownmusic.com NuGroove Records official web site www.thenugroove.com NuGroove Records My Space Dee Brown’s official my space Business/Tour Manager Audley Reid 312 505 4424 firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook dee Brown Performances November 2009 First Baptist World Changers International Ministry hosts a CD signing and live performance with Smooth Jazz / Inspirational guitarist, dee Brown. October 2009 True Reality is the #1 most add song to Smooth Jazz radio and #2 in the top ten spincrease, according to Smoothjazz.com October 2009 Nu Groove Records Release dee Brownís first single True Reality. September 2009 Nu Groove Records released their holiday copulation CD, Smooth Soul Holiday with dee Brownís version of Hark the Herald Angle Sing / Sleigh Ride medley August September 2009 A little Elbowroom released on the Internet April - July - 2009 Long list of private gigs and parities March 2009 Fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity with Ford Motor Company January 2009 Started Recording Sophomore Cd, A little Elbowroom February 2008 V98.7 Smooth Jazz radio - Paul Taylor, Gail Jhonson & dee Brown Detroit April 2008 V98.7 Smooth Jazz radio - Pamela Williams, Gail Jhonson & dee Brown Detroit July 2008 Comcast Film Festival Campus Martius dee Brown Headliner - Detroit December 2008 WEIB 106.3 Smooth FM - After Work Cool Down - Headliner- Springfield, Mass. March 2007 The official Record Release Party - The Upper Room- Detroit March 2007 Gulf Coast Town Center Grand Opening - dee Brown Headliner - Fort Myers, Florida dee Brown Reviews The smooth drool of the honey- it long among the old vocals. coated chord series in “Reunited” established. His long-term friend Jonathan Widran / Jazz Monthly and “El Spanyo” simmer softly with Gerald Mitchell of the lot Hermanos light guitar flairs that make these helps with production and the result http://www.jazzmonthly.com/artist_ag/brow n_dee/reviews/brown_dee_review.html tracks come alive, while the upswing lends himself to cover all facets of a of the quaking tremolos of “Dee soul be seen: lively, joyful, thoughtfully Brown’s Place” and “Confessions” or simply only eases. This musician Smitty: And I cannot say enough have a dance/funk persuasion. belongs to the masters of about the arrangements and the the gentle guitar play... groove from start to finish on this Dee Brown’s music is smooth jazz with record. People have got to hear this. flakes of R&B, soul and dance/funk Linda K’nnecke / Soulsite.de, Germany I mean sometimes people take the that lets you escape into a utopian attitude sometimes that “Well, I’ve world. The album creates a safe Dee Brown is another guitarist never heard of this guy.” Well, you haven for the listener, covering the steeped in jazz, soul and gospel who need to hear this guy is what I’m mind in a sunny ambience. It is an will no doubt give Tim Bowman a run saying because, Dee, this is great album that you look forward to for his Motor City money with his music. Smitty /Jazz Monthly coming home to. It will put you in the impeccably produced, chock full of mood to kick off your shoes and let potential radio hits solo debut No http://www.jazzmonthly.com/artist_ag/brow you get lost in its sonic waves. The Time To Waste. Brown embodies the n_dee/interviews/brown_dee_interview_03.h album is blemish-free and even if album title immediately, wasting no tml Brown or Mitchell detect a blemish time in getting the listener grooving to the infectious, thumping easy funk Now finally on his own Brown just anywhere, youíll never know because recently completed his first solo effort, it is too harmoniously aligned in the of “Blue Street”. It’s clear from the start that Brown is comfortable which showcases his skills not only as mind’s eye. ensembling with the sax; the song’s a guitarist, but also as a composer, http://www.jazzreview.com/cd/review- hook is driven by a powerful producer, and arranger. We've 19663.html guitar/sax duality, and Dezie already played several tracks from McCullers, Jr. later gets a punchy the effort, but on this occasion, we're A glass red wine and gentle candle tenor solo. The romantic title track featuring (Together as one) a brief light from all corners and the has a mystical old school ambience atmospheric piece that serves as a atmosphere is set for listening to the and a sweet sax intro; then McCullers sorbet to nicely freshen our musical first work of Dee Brown. Brown brings creates a lovely harmony line on palate !! his debut album “No Time to Waste” tenor behind Brownís silky electric to market and immediately one ranks melody and some cool backing Jazz lynx / http://jazzlynx.net/ dee Brown A Little Elbowroom dee’s charity of choice is the national children’s Availability leukemia Dee Brown is available as a solo artist or as a five Foundation. NCLF is one of the leading non-profit piece band for concerts, festivals, Charity events organizations in the fight Against leukemia and cancer and cruises. Dee and his band play several nights for children and adults. Visit the NCLF website at a week and it’s best to call in advance of your www.leukemiafoundation.org. event for the best availability.