Gospel, blues, jazz, r&b, soul, hip-hop—language of the human experience. Ezra Brown’s music speaks this language. His horn serves as his translator, becoming a voice that speaks in tongues transcending any language barrier. Ezra’s sound — a culmination of southern comfort and urban grit, gives birth to a style that is new, yet familiar. This sound speaks from the soul. A sound Ezra calls Soul Muzik. When he picks up his horn, sound is transformed into a language that enters the soul producing an experience that is pure music. An experience that goes beyond sound becoming something that is felt. Music that translates the human experience for all to understand.
Ezra Brown uses his musical style to transform a mere story to a lyrical moment. This style makes him a much sought after force among his contemporaries. As saxophonist, keyboardist,music director, and arranger, he has collaborated with a broad spectrum of industry greats. He has worked with an impressive list of Grammy Award winning artists – Cassandra Wilson, John Forte, Dorothy Moore, Charlie Daniels and Miki Howard. His works also includes Grammy nominated artists – Les Nubians, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Johnnie Taylor, Brass Construction, Wilson Pickett, Gavin DeGraw, Calvin Richardson, Ryan Shaw, Gordon Chambers and Latin artist, CuCu Diamantes. On the world stage Ezra is just as comfortable as he is when he’s at home — evidentin his performance with Italian pop sensation Jenny B. Most recently, he has lent his talents to the albums of two international artists: jazz organist and pianist, Matthias Bubiath and Sony Music represented Japanese pop singer JUJU.
Constantly fine tuning his artistic expression, Ezra is currently involved in several projects. He serves as music director for Blue Nefertiti (one half of the group Les Nubians); as a member ofT he Mighty Embassy Ensemble for up and coming hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador.; and as a band member for Cheryl Pepsii Riley at The Village Underground in New York City, the top R & B open mic night in the country. You can hear Ezra on MTVu’s Live Sessions, where he is featured with Blitz the Ambassador and John Forte “Breathe” video on MTVu; ESPN World Cup 2010 playlist Blitz the Ambassador’s “Something To Believe In”; and clothing label LRG presents The Kid Daytona “Lifted” w/ hip hop artist Styles P.
Ezra Brown’s debut solo album, The Journey makes its release in late January. His promo tour for the album will start in Japan, mid-November.