Bio and Facts
Calvin Brown, World Renowned Composer,
Guitarist and Performer.
Calvin showed interest in playing guitar at the age of 12
after receiving his first guitar from his father. While watching
his father James and older brother Kenny Brown, who
has played with the likes of, Jackie Wilson, Leon Hayward
and many others, he enthusiastically started on his musical journey.
At a very young age, Calvin studied under some of the world's
most renowned guitar players, has attended many music settlements
and also attended Cleveland Institute of Music, and played
guitar for the Cleveland based band "The Soul Merchants"
along side his life long friends Donnie Lovejoy, Donnie and
Theodore Manuel and has played for many Cleveland
based bands in the 60's as a teenager. Calvin has written
songs, recorded, performed and/or toured with these great artists:
Roy Ayers, (Whom Calvin got his professional start & continues
to play & tour with), Byron Miller, Ricky Lawson,
Holland Dozier Holland, Michal Urbaniak, Urzula
Dudziak, Norman Conners, Pharaoh Saunders, Sonny
Stitt, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Melba Moore, The
late Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carne, Marlena Shaw,
The O'Jays, James Ingram, The late Kenny Kirkland,
Marcus Miller, Lou Donaldson, Roy Gaines, Smokey Wilson, Jackie
Wilson, Lowell Folsom, Bo Didley, & The late Z.Z. Hill, Sonny
Fortune, the late Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Scott, Michael
Henderson, N'dugu Leon Chancellor, The Main Ingredient Featuring
Calvin's musical experience has reached across into every
musical genre, Jazz & Jazz Fusion, R&B, Blues, Pop, Classical,
Hip Hop, Gospel & Country,and he has proven to be well versed
and well rounded in his ability to excel in every music arena that
he ventures into. Calvin's musical style is so eclectic.
He has even been compared to the likes of Jimi Hendricks, Ernie
Isley ,Wes Montgomery and even Glenn Campbell Calvin
has never laid his guitar down since he first picked it up at the
ae of 12 years old. He has been blessed to be able to play his guitar
all over the world giving him the opportunity to bask in the passion
of his first love, "Music". Calvin is as active as
ever before playing, touring and writing songs with many mega talents
along with his wife singer/songwriter/performer extraordinaire Robbie
Brown and their band "Eklecticsoul" featuring Robbie
on lead vocals, a mega talent in her own right.
Calvin's venture into the Gospel world produced two Gospel
Jazz CD's entitled "God is first" & "Fresh" with Pastor
Bradford E. Comer of New Judah Christian Fellowship and
New Judah Music. As the doors of opportunity fling open before
Calvin, he enters in bringing with him excellence, experience
and creativity that graces every project he sets outt to do. Great
things follow this gifted and talented composer and musician and
anyone his music touches is blessed by his gift and good spirit!
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