Soulful, vibrant and creative are just a few words that describes alto saxophonist, Carlos T. Brown Jr. Carlos is a native of East St.Louis, Illinois.
Growing up, he would always hear the music of Miles Davis, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown and Najee being played around the house. His father, Carlos T. Brown Sr. is a trumpeter who played under the direction of Ronald Carter at Lincoln Senior High School influenced him to give music a try.
Carlos has been playing the alto saxophone 10 years. He has attended Lincoln Middle School and East St.Louis Senior High. Throughout his high-school career, Carlos has had the opportunity to participate in the Jazz U program sponsored by Jazz St.Louis. Being involved in Jazz U provided an outlet for Carlos to express himself musically and to work with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield, Lou Donaldson, Terrence Blanchard and more.
Today, Carlos serves as a member of "The Dirty Muggs" and "Brian Owens and The Deacons of Soul" as well as his own group "Ingenuity". Brown has released a digital project entitled "The Soul Tape Vol.1: Something for The People" on Souncloud.com.Of course the work does not stop there. He is always working on more music! Be on the lookout for his debut project, "Growth".