Keith Henry Brown

All About Jazz user Keith Henry Brown

Member since 2010.

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Jazz enthusiast and artist

I first became aware of this music in the mid-seventies on a Saturday afternoon when my best friend took a Beatles LP off my turntable and replaced it with Kind Of Blue.

After that monumental incident, my life irreparably changed. I still love The Beatles, but now I see them like that little red headed girl in kindergarten you once had a crush on.

In later years, I became an illustrator and cartoonist, designing greeting cards and illustrating magazine articles. Eventually, I graduated to writing the odd article about music. As a freelance designer, I have designed covers for many well known jazz artists, most recently Christian McBride and Toshiko Akiyoshi.

In time, I landed a job at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where I served as Art Director (designing programs, posters, and advertising) working under the direction of Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. This was an amazing education, having the chance to meet and see the jazz musicians life and artistic process up close. My current project is a graphic novel about the great composer/mult-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy. I'm now working towards donations for publication. The link is: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keithhenrybrown/jazz-graphic-novel?ref=activity

My taste is eclectic. I never know what I'm going to like. And why.

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