Thursday October 12th - Damon Brown/Kim Minchan Master Class & POP Up Jazzland - DYLAN THOMAS CENTRE 7.15pm - 10.45pm - FREE ADMISSION
With Dave Cottle Trio - POP UP JAZZLAND Jazz Jam Session following Master Class at approx 8.45pm
7.15pm Jazz Mastercalss with Damon Brown (Trumpet) Kim Michan (Drums)
8.45pm (Approx) - Jazz Jam Session with Damon , Kim and Dave Cottle - piano, Alun Vaughan - bass, Paul Smith - drums. All ages and abilities welcome to sit in and play some jazz, or come along and enjoy
Damon Brown is one of the UK’s leading jazz trumpet players and composers.
Born in Manchester (UK) he studied the trumpet at the Leeds College of Music and London’s Guildhall School of Music .
In the 90’s Damon played and toured with many pop and dance stars including: Paul Weller, Maxi Priest, The Specials, and The Pasadenas. With the London Acid Jazz Group, Push and the DJ Gilles Peterson he made the first of many visits to Japan.
In the mid 90’s Damon formed his first jazz group, the Damon Brown Quintet, and toured the UK. In 1998 the Damon Brown Quintet appeared at the Red Sea Jazz International Festival promoting Damon’s debut album “A Rhythm Indicative” (ZahZah 1998).
Since this debut as composer, player and bandleader Damon Brown has confirmed his place in the UK jazz scene: he has played over the years at all the UK’s leading clubs and festivals and has also performed internationally, particularly in Europe and the Far East, with his own groups. His sideman credits include tours with international stars such as Benny Golson, Dave Liebman , Doug Raney , Big Jon Patten and other luminaries. He has also performed with many of the UK’s leading players such as Peter King, Stan Tracey, Claire Martin , Don Weller and Alan Barnes.
A string of successful recordings in the last decade have cemented his reputation further and his collaborations with iconic tenor sax player Steve Grossman have been hugely popular with jazz audiences and critics alike . The Steve Grossman / Damon Brown Quintet recorded their first CD ‘This Time The Dreams On Me’ in 2008. It was released in 2009 to considerable critical acclaim.
Damon Brown continues to teach and perform in Europe and Russia and also in the Far East, most notably in Japan, where he has collaborated each year with the pianist Yutaka Shiina, Tim Armacost, tenor saxophone and GeneJackson on drums.
Kim Minchan is South Koreas most in demand Jazz drummer and tours regularly as a member of the Jesse Davis Quartet in Europe and the far-east.
Majored in Post Modern Music at Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea
Served in Korean Army Headquarters Militery Band
Studied under An Giseung, O Jongdae, Lee Jongheon, Chris Vaga, Rick Harland
Second Prized at Seoul Forest Music Festival 2009
Performance and Live／Recording Session
2009 TBS－Journey to the Night
Concert at Maria Callas Hall Seoul
Seoul International Design Festival
Jaraseom International Jazz Festival, Gapyeong, Korea
MBC Music Travel LaLaLa (Session for Lucid Fall)
Session for Lucid Fall Album／Live Concert (Busan City Hall, Daegu Culture & Arts Center, Yonsei University Grand Hall)
2010 Lucid Fall 4th Album Release Concert
Guitarist Jack Lee Band
Annekei & Jack Lee Band Seoul Tour
Domestic Tour of Musical－Kiss Me Kate
Club Concert in Germany (Volger, Jazz Keller, Jazz In The Nite)
Korean Project Album Session (with Martin Zenker, Todd, David)