Christopher Brown

Word on the Street...

Chris Brown is home now...like father, like son...making music to appeal to the next generation.

-Ken Boddie. Portland, OR.

KOIN 6 News Anchor

http://koin.com/

 

Coast-hopping, Jazz-drumming, Chris Brown is back in town!

-www.portlandtribune.com

 

Brown has gained a stellar reputation as one of the bright new talents on the scene, working with a who's who of Jazz artist.

-www.portlandobserver.com

 

This quartet is so amazing on so many different levels...go see 'em whilst they still exist in PDX. I really think this one could go a long way in the Jazz world!

-Bob Stark. Portland, OR.

Producer/Sound Engineer Kung Fu Bakery Studio.

http://kungfubakery.net/

 

He is a uniquely talented performer and educator, and a man in whom I trust and for whom I hold great admiration.

-Conrad Herwig. New York, NY.

Director of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, NJ, and 3x Grammy Nominated artist.

http://www.conradherwig.com/

 

I used him almost exclusively in my band when he used to reside in the NYC area, as he always brought so much knowledge and artistry to the music. And combined with his multi-instrumentalist abilities, Chris Brown is a unique talent that's not often found.

-Mark Gross. New York, NY.

Musician/Educator 

http://www.markgrossmusic.com/

 

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Drums & Saxophone Lessons

With over two decades worth of musical experiences that span from enlistments in both the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard, to performances with artist such as Beyonce, Esperanza Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, and many others, to teaching appointments at Rutgers University, and several tours abroad, I've created an incredibly efficient system for development that will not only save someone time, but ultimately a good deal of money and potentially missed opportunities in the long run (which is perfect for those who are vying to earn scholarship money from a college that offers a music program). So if you or someone you know is interested in either drum set or saxophone lessons, I am currently accepting students at the rate of $75 an hour.  

 

"Thank you for the college recommendations and all the lessons the past four years. I've grown tremendously as a player and especially a thinker. Your teaching has sincerely been one of my greatest inspirations and I'm confident it has shaped my playing for the better."

-Ben Zweig (Drums, Manhattan School of Music, NYC, undergraduate class of 2015)

New Residency @ Jimmy Mak's

After a decade, Jimmy Mak's has finally added another group to their list of resident acts, and I'm proud to announce that as of this past February my 80's quartet has been chosen to represent the venue alongside the venue's other two resident bands, which are led by guitarist Dan Balmer, and my father Mel Brown (Drums). And with the additional help of Oregon's own Full Sail Brewing Company, we're committed to contributing to the public's demand for producing nothing short of excellence within both the music and beverage industry.