"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
"Hearing Maurice Brown play lets 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
"Brown's next stop was New York City, where he produced, arranged and performed with acts such as The Roots and P. Diddy. He immersed himself in hip-hop and then brought what he learned back to jazz" - NPR, Morning Edition
"Think Louis Armstrong and his trumpet uploaded for the 21st century to a hip hop beat, and you begin to understand who this young genius is."
Grammy award winning trumpeter Maurice "Mobetta" Brown and his stellar NYC Band are gonna hold a three-night residency at Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago Thursday Oct 16th - Saturday Oct 18th.
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 award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band (Maurice is the horn arranger for the 11-piece ensemble), Maurice Brown's latest release, 'Maurice vs Mobetta', does a great job of showcasing Maurice's Jazz side versus his Hip-Hop persona. And Maurice "Mobetta" Brown is just getting warmed up...
Showtimes: Thursday October 16 - Saturday October 18, 2014