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Donald Brown

p, key, *1954 US, Hernando, Mississippi
Musician / Producer of Jazz
A.k.a. Donald Ray Brown

Donald Ray Brown (born March 28, 1954, is an American jazz pianist.Brown was born in Hernando, Mississippi and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, where he learned to play trumpet and drums in his youth. From 1972 to 1975 he was a student at Memphis State University, by which time he had made piano his primary instrument. He was with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers from 1981 to 1982, then took teaching positions at Berklee College of Music from 1983 to 1985 and the University of Tennessee from 1988. Brown has recorded extensively for labels such as Evidence, Muse, Sunnyside. and since 1996 he has mostly recorded for Space Time Records.

  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Electric piano
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Second Time Around on Jazz For Those Peaceful Moments by Various Artists
Stranger in Paradise on Enchanté! by Donald Brown
Smile on French Kiss by Donald Brown
The Early Bird Gets The Short End Of The Stick on Early Bird by Donald Brown
Keep' Takin' Me Higher on French Kiss by Donald Brown
Harlem Nocturne on A Season of Ballads by Charles Thomas, Harold Mabern & Donald Brown
French Kiss on French Kiss by Donald Brown
I didn't know what time it was on Piano Short Stories by Donald Brown
Strangers in Paradise on The Classic Introvert by Donald Brown
Just One of Those Things on Born to Be Blue by Donald Brown

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Born To Be BlueDonald Brown2013Album
Live At Small's Vol. 1 & 2Bill Mobley Jazz Orchestra Special Guests Donald Brown, Miles Griffith, Harold Mabern, Mulgrew Miller, Billy Pierce, James Williams2012Compil.
Fast Forward To The PastDonald Brown2008Album
The Classic IntrovertDonald Brown2004Album
At This Point In My LifeDonald Brown2001Album
Wurd On The SkreetDonald Brown1998Album
Season Of BalladsDonald Brown, Charles Thomas, Harold Mabern, Ray Drummond, Alan Dawson1997Album
CartunesDonald Brown1995Album
Send One Your LoveDonald Brown1994Album
Memphis Piano ConventionDonald Brown, Harold Mabern, Mulgrew Miller, Charles Thomas, James Williams, Russell Wilson1993Album
Memphis ConventionJames Williams, Calvin Newborn, Bill Mobley, Bill Easley, George Coleman, Lewis Keel, Herman Green, Donald Brown, Harold Mabern, Mulgrew Miller, Charles Thomas, Jamil Nasser, Tony Reedus1993Album
Cause And EffectDonald Brown1992Album
People MusicDonald Brown1991Album
Sources Of InspirationDonald Brown1990Album
The Sweetest SoundsDonald Brown1989Album
Early BirdDonald Brown1988Album
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