Maurice 'Mobetta' Brown / Press

"Maurice Brown always seems to be in the right place at the right time, which is good because he is always welcome and often needed. With his horn he is able to musically go anywhere and he is a pleasure to work with."

Talib Kweli

"Maurice has taken a solid foundation of jazz and blues and turned it into a modern sound that is uniquely his own."

Derek Trucks

"Hearing Maurice Brown play let's me know that jazz is in good hands going forward. He plays with a love of the history of jazz but he's also determined to add a new chapter to the story."

Marcus Miller

“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”

“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.”

“...Maurice “Mobetta” Brown is one of the best horn players on the planet.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Essentially, Brown and his quintet have found the place where jazz, soul and pop converge, shortchanging none of these languages but drawing eloquently from each of them.”

"Brown—who grew up in Harvey [IL]—always has shown a knack for penning insinuating melodic hooks. Not surprisingly, then, the tunes from “The Cycle of Love” linger in memory."

Howard Reich - Chicago Tribune

"Maurice Brown's musical vision is not only hip, but it's totally fresh and inspiring with enough momentum to carry jazz into a completely new evolutionary direction."

Veronica Timpanell - JazzReview.Com

"Brown is one of the most exciting young trumpeters in jazz--be it New Orleans or New York. His improvisations are fresh, his chops dynamic and he's writing what could very well become a new generation of hard-bop-meets-new-grooves standards."

"The remarkable Maurice Brown"

"When Maurice Brown, the first place winner in the 2001 National Miles Davis Trumpet Competition, "blows his trumpet, folks notice. His irrefutable energy, talent, and focus continually surprise audiences"

Jazz Times

"Brown’s energy almost created the first jazz mosh pit. Audience members were clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and exhorting the trumpeter to keep the fire burning..."

All About Jazz

"His debut disc, Hip to Bop sublimely integrates the intricate improvisational burn of bebop with the pulsating rhythms of hip hop and R&B."