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|Tags:||smooth jazz jazz trumpet smooth jazz trumpet chillout|
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6 July 1955, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. A busy session musician and producer, trumpeter/flügelhornist Braun has mapped out a diverse musical career. While studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester he formed the fusion band Auracle, which released two late 70s albums recorded with Miles Davis producer Teo Macero. In the early 80s, Braun released a pop record in Japan before moving into songwriting and soundtrack work. He co-wrote the Top 20 REO Speedwagon hit Here With Me and played lead trumpet on the television show Night Caller. He also worked as a touring and recording session musician for several mainstream pop artists including Tina Turner, War, Crowded House, Glenn Frey, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty and Natalie Cole.
In 1992 Braun was offered a contract by the small Californian label, Mesa/Bluemoon, and promoted as a smooth jazz artist. Touring as a backup singer and soloist with Sade brought Braun to the...