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Howard Community College Concert Series Presents Guest Artist Jazz Concert

Concert to Feature Grammy-Nominated Pianist and Composer Alex Brown
Alex Brown

Columbia, MD – Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Alex Brown is quickly emerging at the forefront of a new generation of artists. On Friday, October 25, 2019, he will be featured as Howard Community College’s (HCC) Concert Series guest artist, performing a combination of arrangements and original composition with his trio.

The jazz concert will take place in the Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA), at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 for general admission, $24 for seniors, and $12 for HCC students. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Horowitz Center Box Office at 443-518-1500 or visit www.howardcc.edu/concerts. Be sure to ask about Early Bird Tickets and Group Rates.

About Alex Brown

The New York Times says Brown plays “with a crystalline touch and a worldly approach.” Downbeat Magazine described his 2010 album “Pianist” as “a really fine record that leaves you wanting more.” Brown has been a member of Paquito D’Rivera’s ensemble since 2007, performing on and contributing arrangements to their Latin Grammy award-winning album “Jazz Meets the Classics.” Brown collaborates frequently with vibraphonist Warren Wolf, steel pan virtuoso Victor Provost, and the classical wind quintet Imani Winds. In 2016, he performed Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” as a soloist with the Orquesta symphonica de Mineria led by conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto in Mexico City. Brown has performed in many of the world’s greatest venues, including Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. As an arranger and orchestrator, he has had music performed by premier groups that include the Philadelphia Orchestra. Brown earned a bachelor of music degree at New England Conservatory and his Master of Music degree in composition at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. In 2018, Brown joined the faculty of the Peabody Institute, part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, as a visiting artist in jazz studies. Brown is a YAMAHA artist and resident in New York City.

About the Howard Community College Concert Series

Now in its 13th season, the HCC Concert Series aims to serve the college and Howard County communities with engaging and uplifting music programs at affordable prices. HCC Concert Series also presents audience’s favorite Baltimore-Metropolitan area musicians on the Faculty Concert Series throughout the season. For more information, visit www.howardcc.edu/concerts.

Topics: Arts & Culture
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