Introducing Gospel-Jazz Artist~ Damon L. Brown
Damon L. Brown, Gospel / Jazz Saxophonist, is taking the Middle Georgia area by storm. Raised in New Orleans, LA, the “birthplace of jazz”, Damon L. Brown, began playing music at an early age, starting with piano and drums, but discovered his true gift when he began learning the alto saxophone.
Damon is not only musically talented, but also technically talented. He briefly attended St. Augustine High School, before moving to Natchitoches, LA to attend the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, where he focused on Math/Science and Saxophone. Upon his graduation from high school, he majored in Electrical Engineering at Florida A&M University, where he became a member of the FAMU “Marching 100” Band.
"Anointed", "Spirit Filled", "Powerful", and "Soulful" are some of the adjectives used to describe his musical styles. Damon believes in the duality of music, both sacred and secular." God created music for us to perform, and enjoy and to glorify him, for only God could have created something as powerful as music. He is the great musician, I just follow his lead." As such, he maintains a theme of positivity in all of his music, whether Jazz, Soul or Gospel. Damon believes that playing the saxophone is his instrumental voice and his anointed gift to spread God’s love.
Damon has just completed his debut jazz / gospel album profoundly entitled “doubleBooked”. The theme of the album is the culmination of his 20+ years playing the saxophone in various capacities, as a jazz and soul music artist, and also as a gospel musician. The track selections reflect the Duality of Jazz and Gospel Music. The idea for doubleBooked the title of the album came from a play on his initials dB for Damon Brown. As an electrical engineer, Damon is aware that the abbreviation, dB is a measure of a ratio, either intensity of a sound wave or a unit of power, whether it sound level or voltage. As a ratio, it compares one power level to another. Damon always knew that he wanted to do a jazz album and put some of his original compositions on it, but he also wanted to use his talent for the glory of God and do an instrumental gospel album. As such, the purpose of the first half of doubleBooked is to provide wholesome music inspired by Christian life, the purpose of the second half of the album switches to “worship mode” to spread the love and gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s up to the listener to recognize the difference in the power of the music in each half
Damon can be seen performing solo or with his instrumental Jazz group, the Feedback Band throughout middle Georgia.
Ever since his first solo, Amazing Grace at an early age at Greater Providence M.B.C, he has played with many church choirs in Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia and continues to at Fellowship Bible Baptist Church, Warner Robins, GA.
His Major influences are: Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Grover Washington, Jr., Mike Phillips, Donald Hayes, and Angella Christie.
Damon presently resides with his wife and family in Kathleen, GA.
Copyright 2013 Damon L. Brown
Copyright 2013 Damon L. Brown