Tickets will be $25 at door/$20 in advance.
"Think Louis Armstrong and his trumpet uploaded for the 21st century to a hiphop beat, and you begin to understand who this young genius is."
- Kevin Powell
Grammy award winning trumpeter Maurice "Mobetta" Brown and his stellar NYC Band are gonna rockthe Promontory.
Maurice Brown is a classically-trained Jazzman mentored and supported by the iconic Wynton Marsalis and the legendary Ramsey Lewis. But "Mobetta" is also a Hip-Hop head for life, and that journey on this planet rock literally parallels the history and evolution of rap. Little wonder that Maurice not only blows the roof off God's sky with his horn, but he also spits lyrics the way Satchmo spit his own brand of vocalese back in the day. Yup, Mobetta is a horn-playing-rhyme-spraying-dancing machine that Jazz-Hip-Hop collaborators like Donald Byrd and Gang Starr's Guru, or Ron Carter and A Tribe Called Quest fantasized about in the early 1990s. No need to cram to make that Jazz/Hip-Hop experiment happen in these times because Maurice Brown is the living and breathing embodiment of it all, a one-stop shop destined to be this era's Quincy Jones. And then some!
Fresh off tour with the Grammy with Tedeschi Trucks Band Maurice Brown's latest release, 'Maurice vs Mobetta', does a great job of showcasing Maurice's Jazz side versus his Hip-Hop persona.
Hearing Maurice Brown play let's me know that jazz is in good hands going forward. He plays with a love of the history of jazz but he's also determined to add a new chapter to the story."- Marcus Miller
"Maurice has taken a solid foundation of jazz and blues and turned it into a modern sound that is uniquely his own. He has the power to rise above an 11 piece band and raise the energy of every show. " - Derek Trucks
"Essentially, Brown and his quintet have found the place where jazz, soul and pop converge, shortchanging none of these languages but drawing eloquently from each of them." - Chicago Tribune