Two-time GRAMMY winning jazz guitarist, engineer, and producer Paul Brown career spans over two decades and includes the release of eight solo albums and countless collaborations with well-established smooth jazz artists like George Benson, Jeffrey Osborne and Kirk Whalum. His newest release One Way Back features the #1 hit Put It Where You Want It. The Funky Joint had two #1 hits and was on the jazz charts for a year and a half, solidifying Paul as one of the prominent jazz guitarist on the scene today.
Performances in Dubai, Iceland, Japan, Canada, throughout Europe and the United States he has taken his trademark smooth groove with catchy melodic sound and made his mark on the international jazz scene. The Paul Brown sound is warm and inviting. His music is funky yet has elegance and beauty. He woos the crowd with understated confidence, as every note falls in the perfect place. Called the “Baby Face of Smooth Jazz,” the 2011 Canadian Smooth Jazz “Best Vocalist” nominee currently has over 60 #1 hits on the Radio & Records’ smooth jazz chart, is considered to be the genre’s #1 producer and has earned the distinction of having a #1 Radio & Records chart hit as both an artist and producer.
While Standring became a popular force in contemporary urban jazz with infectious, ubiquitous R&B-driven hits. When it comes time for Standring to start a new project, he seeks out that small, indefinable and sometimes hard-to-articulate moment of inspiration that becomes a catalyst and provides the perfect sonic through line. One can trace the multitude of cool, trippy textures on his new album Sunlight to the sparkling, hypnotic sound of what he calls “swirly guitars”—split between a panning to the left and then the right on the sonic spectrum—that sparked three of the album’s key tracks. He will join Paul Brown as his special guest.