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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:

Sunday, June 11 2023 7:00 PM
Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]

Pushing a duo of tenor saxophone & drums through the lineage of shearing notes / loud banging which produces a sonic contrast that teeters on the breaking point, LOW BLEEDS (JAY KORBER, tenor saxophone
RANDYLEE SUTHERLAND, drums) chew upon the rigid boundaries of music and explore the total uninhibited free form.
No deviation from raw direct performance.

ECHO'S BONES (Sheldon Brown - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute, Bass Flute;
AMBER LAMPRECHT - Oboe, English Horn, Alto Flute; JOSEPH NOBLE - Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute) woodwind trio plays improvised music that has been described as “avant pastoralism in a chamber music mode”. Our music develops from the combined timbres of three different acoustic woodwind instruments blending, diverging and conversing, incorporating numerous musical traditions in free improvisational performances.  More...