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Episode 18: Black Music Month/Tom Browne

Internationally known jazz trumpeter Tom Browne (Funkin' for Jamaica) will be the featured special guest on the Michael Eure Show. In addition to Browne talking about his experiences and briefly performing, Earl Ijames will also be part of the conversation and share information about Juneteenth and its relationship to Black Music Month.

Published on:Oct. 27, 2020

Episode Guest

Tom Browne

With more than three decades of recordings and concerts with luminary jazz figures, Tom Browne continues to captivate listeners. He is an entertainer who has successfully mixed stage presence and musical artistry with a sincere audience connection and warmth.

Browne has worked with the industry's best and brightest, having shared the stage with Bob James, Dave Grusin, Najee, Roy Ayers, Joe Sample, Melba Moore and a host of others.

Sought early on by Columbia Records, Warner Brothers and CTI, Browne was introduced (by Earl Klugh) to Grusin and Larry Rosen. He subsequently signed his first recording contract with the newly formed GRP Records label. He produced some of the label's best hits:

  • "Funkin' For Jamaica"
  • "Thighs High"
  • "Fungi Mama"
  • "Let's Dance"
  • "Secret Fantasy"

To date, Browne has more than 16 solo projects on the market, including the very recent neo-soul/jazz sizzler, "Legacy," released in mid-2016.

Episode Notes

This episode was recorded June 11, 2020.