Jazz Is the Music I Play
Roy Brown born in Sacramento,California was exposed to jazz at the age of 5 by his parents who were big jazz fans . He played a number of instruments including viola, clarinet, alto and Tenor saxophones before settling with the piano, which was his true calling.He studied music throughout Junior High and High School and after some private instruction began playing piano and organ for several churches before branching off into Jazz. Before relocating to the San Francisco bay area he formed his own group which he lead for 7 years. This ensemble included a singer and allowed Brown to feature his original compositions. He released and independently produced a CD entitled 'COURAGE' in 1994 on his own label Roday Records followed by another release in 2005 entitled 'Jazz Is The Music I Play'. He has worked and studied with several well known bay area musicians including Mark Levine, Babatunde Lea, Dr. Dee Spencer, Vocalist Frankye Kelly and Jimmy Robinson,Eric Swinderman and Kamal Saitu.He recently performed internationally with bay area singer Frankye Kelly at ths Jazz Las Casas festival in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico July 2005 and The International festival de Jazz. Villahermosa, Mexico, November 2005.