Derek Brown BEATBox SAX 2017-06-19T22:29:18+00:00

Project Description

As described by jazz journalist/historian Scott Yanow, “Brown performs unaccompanied solos that occasionally make one recall Bobby McFerrin in his early prime and the great saxophonist Eddie Harris utilizing slap-tonguing, circular breathing, a wide interest in musical styles and dazzling coordination to create rather unique music.” Saxophone innovator Derek Brown’s unique playing style, using creative, new “beatbox-like” techniques, has wowed audiences across the globe. Previously the director of jazz studies at Abilene Christian University for six years, Derek now lives and performs in Chicago, USA, playing in various bands and projects around the area and throughout the world. His recent BEATBoX SAX music videos and weekly tutorials on YouTube have been very popular among saxophonists and music lovers alike (over 3 million views) leading to endorsements with Legere, JodyJazz, P.Mauriat, BG, & AKG. Recent jazz festival performances include appearances in China, Germany, France, Russia, Poland, UK, Norway, Malaysia, Taiwan, Latvia, Serbia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and throughout the U.S.