Tom Browne

Tom Browne Concert on June 12th!

Tom Browne Concert on June 12th!


May 28th, 2014


The Tom Browne concert will be held in conjunction with Triangle Golf Challenge; an all-inclusive two-day fundraising event with a reception, silent and live auctions, concert, and golf.  Proceeds from the event and concert go to selected Triangle charities.

The Triangle Golf Challenge Reception offers a rare opportunity to hear Jazz trumpeter extraordinaire Tom “Jamaica Funk” Browne, one of the finest jazz trumpeters in the industry, along with vocalist Alyson Williams. Browne and Williams will be performing a concert at 8pm, after the reception and live/silent auctions, along with a few hand-selected local jazz musicians.  You can register for the event on the Triangle Golf Challenge website.

Jazz icon George Benson describes Browne’s musical style of “joy-filled in expressiveness”.  Browne’s distinct trumpet jazz melodies have topped jazz and contemporary/R & B charts all throughout his career.

Tom “Jamaica” Browne’s hit releases include “Browne Sugar” (1979), “Love Approach” (1980), and “Magic” (1981). Browne’s hit “Funkin’ for Jamaica” landed #1 as the US Billboard R&B single and his “Thighs High” at #4.  Honors include: Best Instrumentalist, Best Jazz Cross-Over, Best Jazz Artist-Trumpet and Best Jazz Solo Album. His CD “S’Up” was released in August 2010 and features Fred Wesley and the Groove Collection.

Learn more about Tom Browne at his website.

Alyson Williams is a talented recording artist who can sing soul ballads, jazz standards and broadway show tunes with the greatest of ease.  Born and raised in Harlem, daughter of noted jazz trumpeter and bandleader Bobby Booker, Williams attended City University of New York where she thrived in the performing arts and studied under John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet.  Williams path to success was paved with an internship with the world-famous Commodores.  You can learn more about Alyson at her website.

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