The Eta Boule Foundation Salute Fathers & Mentors
With special guests: comedian James Stephens lll, jazz diva Denise Thimes and jazz saxophonist Tim Cunningham
When the iconic and pioneering guitarist George Benson sings your praises you know you are a bad man! Benson has heralded the consummate hit-maker, Norman Brown, as one of the greatest guitarists around today. Like Benson, Brown effortlessly fuses the finer elements of jazz, R&B, pop and blues to create his own insatiable and instantly identifiable and soulful sound. The highly sought-after Grammy®-winning guitarist, composer, singer and producer states, “My desire is for my fans to gain the spirit of joy, comfort, understanding and any hint of direction.” He goes on to say, “My blending and crossing of styles happens organically by allowing the content to reveal its elements. There are only two kinds of music – ‘good and bad.’”
Brown has made a career of churning out the “good kind” for over two decades. His unique elixir of urban contemporary jazz has allowed him to garner a devoted international following and an impressive career as a leader. He has also collaborated with the likes of Brian McKnight, Kirk Whalum, Miki Howard, Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Everette Harp and Chanté Moore, to name a few.