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Maurice “Mobetta” Brown

  • Black Cat 400 Eddy Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

Trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer Maurice “Mobetta” Brown’s talent orbits him simultaneously through three worlds: contemporary jazz, blues-rock and cutting edge hip hop. 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. 

A member of Tedeschi Trucks Band since 2010, he shared the 2011 Grammy for Best Blues Album. He has recorded and performed with exceptional artists across genres, including The Roots, Santana, Roy Hargrove, Aretha Franklin, Talib Dweli, Wyclef Jean, De La Soul, Musiq Souchild and others.

As a producer and composer Maurice has recorded multiple albums including his highly-acclaimed 2017 release “The Mood”. The strong commercial success of his debut album “Hip to Bop” allowed him to chart a fiercely independent course, constantly experimenting and testing the limits of his music. He’s obsessed with lyricism, and builds rich, layered melodies. If all this is not enough, come see his custom-made hip-hop jazz instrument, self described as “the sexiest trumpet ever made!”

Chelsea Baratz (sax & vocals), Marcus Machado (guitar), Parker McAllister (bass), Takahiro Izumikawa (keys) and Joe Blaxx (drums)