In the mid-1970s, a young trumpet player from Queens got a scholarship for the High School of Music & Performing Arts in New York. At that stage, nobody could have imagined he was going to provide one of the greatest funk hits ever, or that he would come up with some of the most brilliant jazz funk sounds ever recorded.
Tom Browne learned from Freddie Hubbard and other fellow trumpet heroes. Downbeat Magazine used the expression “warm trumpet” very accurately, while describing his playing. He went on to release of one of the most brilliant jazz funk albums ever, Browne Sugar. Similar to flutist Hubert Laws, Tom Browne managed to build the fascination of funk into romantic contemporary jazz tunes.
We’re delighted to welcome Tom back to the Jazz Cafe for his first London show in five years.