|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
20 March 1952, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Based in Nova Scotia, Canada, Brown is one of that countrys foremost contemporary jazz singing talents. Raised in St. Louis, she studied classical piano, percussion and vocals at the St. Louis Institute, before studying voice with Rosa Henderson of the Metropolitan Opera. During her 20s she sang with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and toured Europe. However, by now her interest in jazz had grown, sparked by conversations with her uncle, trumpeter Virgil Carter, who had at one time brought Miles Davis home to practise in the family basement. After her light opera tour of Europe in 1973, Brown moved to Chicago to work with Young-Holt Unlimited for a year. Subsequent work included stints with musicians such as Joe Lovano and Ernie Krivda. She made her solo debut in 1982 with Captain Bad for the Atlanta-based Antelope Records. One further album for the same label followed before her first release on her own Jongleur...