The Brewing Co. / Press

“In spite of his jazz forebears, Brown says he didn't touch the horn for seven years after high school, when he was living and working in San Diego. Then he ran into trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos at a Max Roach tribute, and the two became friends. "It wasn't long before the itch was back. I played in a few bands in San Diego to get my chops back," including the Downstroke, a funk band, and IDJ Trio. After a years of these gigs, Brown quit his job to devote himself full-time to the trumpet. In 2009 he moved back to the Bay Area and formed the Brewing Company. Today, Brown says, he plays primarily soul-jazz, mainly original compositions but some standards as well.”