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Norman Brown

Thu, Jun 2 -
Sun, Jun 5, 2022

$40.50 ($6.00 Handling Fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents Grammy-award winning contemporary jazz/R&B guitarist Norman Brown on tour in support of his March 2022 release “Let's Get Away” for four nights and six shows. Band members are Norman Brown (guitar), Gail Johnson (keyboards), Rob McDonald (bass) and John Roberts (drums). Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday – Sunday.

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"A culmination of Jimi Hendrix and George Benson with some of Wes Montgomery thrown in." - Jazz Times Magazine

Grammy award-winning contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown has sold over 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. His charisma and versatility afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with a cross-section of Jazz & R&B superstars including George Benson, Brian McKnight, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Chante’ Moore, Jeff Lorber, Peabo Bryson, Boney James, Miki Howard, and Gerald Albright. Jazz Times Magazine touts him as “a culmination of Jimi Hendrix and George Benson with some of Wes Montogmery thrown in.” Allmusic raves that Brown is “one of contemporary jazz’s brightest lights...a master player and improviser.” Udiscover Music named him one of the top “50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time.”

Dubbed by George Benson as “one of the greatest, most articulate guitarists out there”, Norman Brown was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, where he first picked up a guitar at the age of 8. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and the Isley Brothers, it was his father's preference for the sound of Wes Montgomery that set Brown on his stylistic journey.

On March 25, 2022, Shanachie Entertainment will release Norman Brown’s 13th recording as a leader and fourth for the label, Let’s Get Away. Brown’s own take on the perfect getaway involves, “ A joyful and peaceful mental state, surrounded by companionship in an atmosphere of inspiration and beauty that is illustrated by the colors of nature.” Let’s Get Away conjures the serenity, joy, and beauty that Brown wishes for us all.

With the release of Let’s Get Away and in the wake of so much divisiveness, Norman Brown hopes that his music can be a reminder that, “We are one race of beings interconnected and interrelated, therefore, we are interdependent on one another to achieve Optimality! A life united in harmony in the state of a joyful peace. As the gears in a fine Swiss watch operates achieving the state of keeping perfect time.”


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