Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mobetta Music Aug 2013 News and Shows

Welcome to Maurice Brown News, the newsletter that keeps you informed about upcoming shows and the latest news.

Maurice Brown Effect 
Live At Blue Note

The Maurice Brown Effect LIVE at Blue Note Jazz Club this Tuesday Aug 27, 2013.  2 Sets 8pm & 10:30pm.

You don't wanna miss this night full of Hip-Hop & Jazz. Check out this all-star line up:

Maurice Brown - Trumpet & MC
Marcus Strickland - T. Sax
Chris Rob - Keys
Joe Blaxx - Drums
Ameen Saleem - Bass

Link to Buy Tickets 

TTB "Made Up Mind" 
In Stores Now 

The second studio album from Tedeschi Trucks Band is now available in stores and online everywhere. Recorded once again at Derek and Susan's own Swamp Raga Studio, produced by Derek Trucks and Jim Scott and engineered by Bobby Tis, Made Up Mind is a statement from a band in its prime. says "Made Up Mind is tight; it maintains the gritty, steamy, Southern heart displayed on Revelator, but the growth in songwriting, arrangement, and production is immeasurable." Get your copy from these online retailers or your local music store: TTB Official Store Amazon iTunes Best Buy FYE 

Get on board and get  'Made Up Mind'  today.

"Maurice vs Mobetta" 
To Be Released Oct 8, 2013

Maurice is prepping his latest release, Maurice vs Mobetta, or, rather, Maurice’s Jazz side versus his Hip-Hop persona. Maurice vs Mobetta features appearances from Talib Kweli, ConsequenceProdigyJean Grae and production from Fyre DeptDJ Scratch and Maurice himself and its a mere sampling of what’s in-store on Maurice vs Mobetta; as Brown has more in store, not only on this new effort, but coming down the pike. Know that Maurice vs Mobetta is a gumbo sound lab for this dynamic young trumpet player-arranger-producer.

And Maurice “Mobetta” Brown is just getting warmed up…

Mobetta f/ Jean Grae - 'Back At The Ranch' (Produced By DJ Scratch) (Official Video) 

Maurice vs. Mobetta will be released on 10/8/2013
"Brown's next stop was New York City, where he produced, arranged and performed with acts such as The Roots and P. Diddy. He immersed himself in hip-hop and then brought what he learned back to jazz" — NPR, Morning Edition

"Chicago, Illinois native Maurice Brown is one of the most important musicians to look out for during this decade. The trumpeter/composer/producer has made waves in the record industry and he’s barely 30 years old." — Brian Pace, The Pace Report

"...Maurice “Mobetta” Brown is one of the best horn players on the planet. " — DJ Jake Crates,

"Maurice Brown has somehow found a way to seamlessly fuse the instrumentation and attitude of a hard-bop combo with R&B romanticism, urban grooves, and hip hop energy. " — Chris, CD BABY

"Brown's new record "The Cycle Of Love" is a powerhouse, a record that should change the way people listen to jazz, while converting those that don't." — Sal Nunziato, Huffington Post

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mad Respect For Japan

I'm blogging live from Japan. First stop was Nagoya then Osaka. I'm on a bullet train now headed to Tokyo. I'll be there for the next two nights. This is my 3rd time coming to Japan. Every time I visit here I have great experiences.

I think that one cool thing about Japan is that the people here live with honor. For example, here people don't steal. I was walking down the street and saw all of these unlocked bicycles. And every-time we leave a city. Our bags travel ahead of us. At night we would put our bags outside of our hotel rooms and they would pick them up and send them ahead.

I also noticed that a lot of people wearing face mask here. You know, the kind that a doctor would wear before surgery. At first I thought that 1 of 2 things. Either they were protecting theirselves from some bad epidemic or that they were just super paranoid. I later found out that they wear those mask to protect others from them when they are sick. So I started to think to myself, Damn there is a lot of sick people in Japan. Then I realized that there are sick people all over the world. You just can't detect them because they aren't wearing a mask.

The Japanese people live with honor and a huge amount of respect for themselves, others and their environment. I feel that this is something that the world could learn from Japan's culture.

I'm looking forward to seeing what new experiences Tokyo will bring. Last time I played at Billboard Live. After the shows we hung out in Roppongi. That's was a classic trip.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Raising Hell in 2012!!

2011 was an incredible year! I was literally only home 5 to 7 days a month. I performed with my band the Maurice Brown Effect in Mexico City, Indonesia, Houston, Austin, New Orleans, Little Rock, Chicago Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, Apollo Theatre, Jazz Showcase etc.I spent the rest of the time rocking with the 11 piece super bad ass Tedeschi Trucks Band. The two leaders of the group are Derek Trucks (Allman Bros) and the ever so soulful Susan Tedeschi. I've been with the group since December 2010. It has been a awesome experience to play with this group and I'm looking forward to more surreal musical experiences with them this year. Our latest album "Revelator" is nominated for a Grammy this year!

2012 has already been busy year for producing & recording. The Tedeschi Trucks band is putting out a live album this year called. I just finished recording Marcus Miller's next record and will joining him on a 6 week European tour. I've been a fan of Marcus's work for a while now so when I got the call to work on this project I was really excited. I've also been in the studio with Prodigy from Mobb Deep. I produced a record for him that's most likely gonna be a single for his next project.

As if that's not enough, I've been putting all the finished touches on the Cycle of Love remix EP Just incase your not in the loop, the remix EP features tracks from DJ Scratch, DJ Logic, DJ Center, Fire Dept, Pimps of Joytime, Sam Barsh, Chris Rob, Joe Blaxx and Devo Springsteen. The EP will also feature some special guest friends of mine such as: Prodigy, Jean Grae, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Supernatural, P.O.S., John Robinson, Robert Glasper, Saunders Sermons, and more!I've also been in the studio working on the follow up to Cycle of Love. So far we have cut 5 tunes and I'm really excited about the direction that we're going towards.

As you can see I'm non-stop these days. I've really been on this path to find myself and I feel like I'm getting closer everyday. For some, it's hard to be original. For others it's a natural thing. I think in order to achieve this you just need to be yourself. This is easier said than done because a lot of people don't know who they are.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mobetta Produces "Self Savior" for Talib Kweli's new album "Gutter Rainbows"

Talib Kweli's new album "Gutter Rainbow" dropped 25th digital-only in North America & all formats in the rest of the world. Gutter Rainbows is currently #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts and #6 all genres. I produced the song "Self Savior" feat: Chace Infinite. The song is also on Talib's Year of The Blacksmith Community Mixtape. The are many great producers on this album such as Marco Polo, MPhazes, SkiBeatz, Nick Speed, BlaqToven, Shuko, Oh No, S1, E. Jones, Khrysis, 88Keys. You can listen to the whole album here.

"Self Savior" is the last song on the album. It features Ray Angry on keys, Nate Jones on bass and a classic Mobetta trumpet solo at the end. Mobetta makes it Mobetta...

Here's a couple of articles & reviews:

Talib Kweli is one of my favorite MC's. I've been listening to him since the Black Star days. I'm honored to be apart of this project! Looking forward to making more music with him in the future. Blacksmith is the movement!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Maurice vs Mobetta

As you can see there's a lot going on with me this year. My birthday is Jan 6th. I'm really excited to be turning 30! Feels like it was just yesterday when I was 16 years old sneaking into the Jazz Clubs of Chicago. Time sure does fly. I've been busy playing, producing and composing new music. My next project will be Maurice v s Mobetta. The LP will feature tracks from some of the best producers on the planet such as DJ Scratch, Devo Springsteen, DJ Center, Joe Blaxx, The Royal Family, Chris Rob & Pimps of Joytime, and Sam Barsh. I will be playing trumpet and rapping on it. I'm so hyped and can't wait to share this new music with you. Wishing everyone a safe, happy, healthy & prosperous New Year!!

Much Love,


Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to personally thank everyone for all the love and continued support. I feel like the people's champ right now! Because of your support, my career has taken off to new heights. This year The Effect has travel all over the globe promoting the new album. We performed shows in India, Indonesia, London, Croatia, Spain, Italy, and all over the country. This has been an incredible year for me with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. I've made some major changes in my life and learned a lot about myself in the process. When I cut my locks off, it was a very spiritual moment for me. I feel so much more in tune with everything. I promise to work even harder next year and raise the bar. This is only the beginning. Thank you all for believing in me. Wishing everyone a safe, Happy Holiday season and a healthy & prosperous New Year!!

Much Love,