Innervision Records album Remembering You, pays homage to a very special woman in Brown’s life that will always be in his heart. The CD is comprised of emotionally driven tracks dedicated to Shaunia Edwards, an extraordinary woman who shared a treasured season of love before her transition to heaven in 2016.
Shaunia Edwards, a respected gospel singer, was not only Browns fiancé, she was the co-writer and featured vocalist on “I’m Here For You (I’ll Never Leave You” (Brown’s hit from his 2014 album Brown Sugar, Honey-Coated Love which made Groove Jazz Music’s Top 100 of 2015) and his holiday song “It’s Christmas.” Even from heaven and always in his heart, Shaunia is working her magic. Brown turned a personal tragedy into a life affirming instrumental chronicle of endurance and hope.
The first single “Hey Baby” hit the Groove Jazz Music Top 30 chart. The fresh, buoyant, danceable funk jam “Pop the Question” is the second single from Remembering You. The title track “Remembering You,” is a lush soaring ballad that is the ideal coda to the album. The co-writers were Valdez Brantley (piano, keyboards, programming, and former music director for Usher, worked with Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé’ and James Brown), soprano saxophonist Dezie McCullers, Jr. and drummer Ron Otis, known for his work with Aretha Franklin, Earl Klugh and Kem.
Their powerful studio camaraderie also infuses the high energy Brantley produced tracks, “Hey Baby, “Pop The Question,” “I Want You Too” (featuring Kern Brantley on bass) and “So Much.”
Renowned urban jazz flutist Althea Rene pairs perfectly with Brown to create a breezy, whimsical stroll through “Our Summer.” Co-writer and keyboardist Bob Baldwin created a hypnotic-duality with Brown on the playful, briskly rolling “I Will.” Nate Harasim, jazz/R&B artist, composer and producer hit emotional high points on the mystical, soul jazz flavored ballad “Beauty Within.”
“Music is my sanctuary, the thing I love to do, and the concept just made perfect sense, to write songs about different moments in our season together, most love songs are created and inspired by real love and true emotions, and I can attest to that,” says Brown.
dee brown has performed or share the stage with: Al Jarreau, Gerald Albright, Alexander Zonjic, Bob Baldwin, Mindi Abair, Jessy J, Paul Brown, Paul Taylor, Darren Rahn, Tim Bowman, Randy Scott, Gail Jhonson, Nate Harasim, Bob James, Brian Culbertson, Spyro Gyra, The Ohio Players, Najee, Jeffery Osborne, Aretha Franklin, Michael and BeBe Winans, as well as Kern and Valdez Brantly.
Even as the album is released, Brown is now in another incredible, inspiring season which he attributes directly to the power of prayer. He is now engaged to be married in the summer of 2018.
“dee Brown’s musical walk down memory lane is a heart-felt expression of where love can lead you. There is no better memory than one that fills a heart with joy, memories and blessings” says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide.
Brown is currently seeking non-exclusive worldwide agents to collaborate with regarding touring and concert bookings for the 2019/2020 concert season.
Be sure to check out dee Brown’s new release “Remembering You” at www.deebrownmusic.com as well as his feature on The Jazz Network Worldwide this week at http://thejazznetworkworldwide.com.