Virtuoso pianist Alex Brown will probably not play the violin here @exuberance. But the last time I saw Alex he was doing just that, music-directing for Paquito D’Rivera with the Cimarron String Quintet. As one of the charts required a 3rd violin, Alex not only played the part but took a killing solo. That he’s served as the Maestro’s pianist for ten years testifies to his level of musicianship. Pianist, composer, arranger, music-director, violinist—what can’t Alex Brown do?
His fluid command of classical, jazz, r&b, hip-hop and a multitude of latin styles distinguishes both Alex’s writing and playing—making all things possible.
...deserves much attention not just for his technical abilities in accompaniment and in crafting ebullient solos, but also for his compositional imagination that he invests in a wide range of music energized by feel of Latin percussiveness.
He studied with Danilo Perez at the New England Conservatory of Music and now pursues a masters degree in scoring at the Frost School of Music in Miami. We can’t forget Alex for his @exuberance stand last year with the incredible steel-drum performances of Victor Provost. Alex arrives this time with his trio—brother Zach Brown on bass and Eric Doob on drums. Expect a program of glistening originals. Here’s a preview:
Please plan on joining us.
A pianist with a crystalline touch and a worldly approach
Alex Brown Trio
7-10 pm Sunday, May 21
1220 N. Mascher St. (steps away from the Girard Ave. El stop) [map]
We contemplate a $25 donation to support the musicians and provide appropriate refreshments.
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@exuberance parties at Matt’s are by invitation only to provide a dignified, comfortable and acoustically ideal setting for worthwhile art and ideas. Cellphones and other devices are to be holstered during the performances. Between sets, conviviality rules.