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An Evening of Great Jazz by Shawn Brown at Sims Park December 15

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on December 6, 2018

The Shawn Brown Band will perform at Sims Park (6431 Bank Street) from 7-8:30pm, with opening acts from Mullins Music School on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Back by popular demand, The Shawn Brown Band will be bringing their smooth jazz and R&B sounds to Sims Park on December 15th from 7-8:30pm and introduce to the community students of jazz from Mullins Music from 6-7:00pm. The entire community is encouraged to come early to show support for the young local talent showcased from 6-7pm, and then enjoy a live performance by one of the top jazz musicians in the Tampa Bay area!

Presented by The City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation, the Shawn Brown Band has been entertaining audiences all over the United States with their smooth Jazz sounds for over 30 years. “Shawn began playing the piano at the young age of 3 years old and then became the organist, accompanying his mother for their church at 8 years old, which began his musical journey.  Through his Dear Sir or Madam, adolescent years he continued to play at his church until he moved to Tampa Florida.”

Shawn then began a career with multiple national entertainers, such as Percy Sledge, Al Green, Earth Wind and Fire, Clarence Carter, Little Milton, Rudy Raymore (Dolamite) , BB King, Keith Sweat, Roger and Zapp, Stephanie Mills, Alexander O’Neil, and Eddy Money, to name a few.

Image from Killer B3 documentary photo shoot. Left to right, Joe Renda, Tony Monaco, Joe Bamford, Nathaniel Bernard Najar, Jay Nolan, Murv Seymour and Shawn Brown. Image by Lynn Orman Weiss.

Shawn is also known as one of the top Hammond organ players in the jazz community.  He was featured in the 2013 Killer B3 Movie. He is planning his inspirational CD for early next year and until then you can find Shawn still playing with the same passion and humility wherever his is guided!

The City of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation is proud to present this ongoing FREE Concert Series, bringing music lovers of all ages to beautiful Sims Park to enjoy a live concert in an outdoor setting.   These concerts are presented without cost to the audience. so bring the entire extended family, chairs, blankets and be ready for a musical good time!  Snacks will be available for sale from local businesses and everyone is encouraged to visit the New Port Richey downtown restaurants and shops before the concert starts!