Maurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown’s talent orbits him simultaneously through three worlds: contemporary jazz, blues-rock and cutting-edge hip hop. He’s a mastermind as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer. When Maurice picks up his horn, his soulful melodies soar into a rarefied space that uniquely marries be-bop to hip-hop and rock, producing his own distinctive sound.
Brown displayed an affinity for the trumpet at an early age as he won the national Miles Davis Trumpet Competition and studied under legendary clarinetist Alvin Batiste. His critically acclaimed debut album “Hip To Bop”, recorded in New Orleans, foreshadowed Brown’s unique talent for creating fresh bop-inflected jazz.
Maurice reformed his own quintet in Brooklyn, resurrected his underground hip-hop/funk combo Soul’d U Out, and recorded with Florence and The Machine, Logic, Wyclef Jean, De La Soul, Macy Gray, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lettuce and The Roots. He created the horn arrangements on Tedeschi-Trucks Band’s debut album, ‘Revelator’, which won a 2012 Grammy for Best Blues Album.