(born December 18, 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri
) is a smooth jazz
guitarist & singer, often compared to his contemporary George Benson
Norman Brown released debut album "Just Between Us"
from Motown Records
' Jazz label, Mo Jazz in 1992. Collaborators included the chorus group Boyz II Men
, the singer Stevie Wonder
and also noted engineer and writer Kenneth H. Williams. A portion of the album was produced by Norman Connors
, a jazz drummer and producer which discovered Brown.Brown released the album "After the Storm" in 1994, which gained critical success; he followed this with the 1996 release "Better Days Ahead" which earned him a broader audience.Brown transferred Warner Bros. Records
. In 2000, he released Celebration
, which was produced by Paul Brown.
In 2002, he formed BWB
with saxophonist Kirk Whalum
and trumpeter Rick Braun
, and released Groovin'
In 2003, he and his producer Paul Brown won Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album
for 2002's Just Chillin'
. This was followed by the 2004 release West Coast Coolin'
During the summer of 2007, Brown had a No. 1 smooth jazz radio hit, "Let's Take A Ride," taken from the album Stay With Me
, according to Radio and Records magazine.
In 2008, the Verve Music Group
re-released ' "Just Between Us" ' as part of the "Verve Originals" Series.
His music can be heard during The Weather Channel
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