Iconic jazz funk trumpeter Tom Browne returns to the Jazz Cafe for his first London show in five years.
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 would come up with some of the most brilliant funk sounds ever recorded.
Tom Browne learned from Freddie Hubbard and other fellow trumpet heroes. He went on to release of one of the most brilliant jazz funk albums ever with his debut Browne Sugar in 1979, along with the classic Billboard No 1 single ‘Funkin’ For Jamaica’ the following year.
Similar to flutist Hubert Laws, Tom Browne managed to build the fascination of funk into romantic contemporary jazz tunes. We can’t to wait to hear it live.
Opening the show will be acclaimed eight piece funk band Crowd Company. Brimming with energy, catchy hooks and tight grooves the band combine a Hammond organ based sound with a virtuoso horn section and three outstanding soulful singers, often blending multi-part harmonies.