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Sheldon Brown

saxophone, clarinet, piccolo, flute, alto sax
Sheldon Brown: saxophone, clarinet, piccolo, flute, alto sax

Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown formed the Sheldon Brown Group in 1993, and in 1996 he released the jazz/fusion CD “Shifting Currents”. Brown tours internationally (most recently with pianist Omar Sosa) to world-renowned venues such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, Moers Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Jazz d’Or, Toronto Jazz Festival and the Spoleto Festival. He is featured on Omar Sosa’s CDs “Prietos”, “Bembon”, “Spirit of the Roots” and “Free Roots” and on Ian Dogole’s CDs “Ionospheres” and “Night Harvest”.

Brown is a member of San Francisco’s Club Foot Orchestra, for whom he has composed scores for Film Roman’s cartoon series “The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat” and silent films such as Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”, Buster Keaton’s “Sherlock Jr.” and “Cops”, G. W. Pabst’s “Pandora’s Box” and Robert Wiene’s “Hands of Orlac”. Club Foot has performed at New York’s Knitting Factory, Walter Reade Theater, at Lincoln Center and the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. Brown performed in Anthony Braxton’s “Composition No. 132″ at Grace Cathedral as part of the 1986 San Francisco Jazz Festival. He also performs regularly with the Realistic Orchestra.
Upcoming Events:

Thursday, July 27 2017 7:30 PM
Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Sheldon Brown’s Blood of the Air - neem
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

Beat-era Surrealist poetry, raw melodic and improvisational propulsion at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
Advance Tickets to the 16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Featuring: Sheldon Brown - composer, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Darren Johnston - trumpet; Lorin Benedict - voice; Andrew Joron - theremin; Dave MacNab - guitar; John Finkbeiner - guitar; Dan Zemelman - Piano; Vijay Anderson - drums; Alan Hall - drums
Gabby Fluke-Mogul - violin, Kelley Kipperman - double bass  More...