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Featured this week on The Jazz Network Worldwide: Pianist, Wayne Brown with his new CD entitled “Cloud 9” with The Virtual Jazz Band.

Wayne Brown’s new release “Cloud 9” has an inspirational story attached to the making of this album which involves long-time friend, flautist, Nigel Scott.  

Wayne formed the Virtual Jazz Band with a clear goal in mind. He wanted to bring together musicians and singers from diverse musical backgrounds that had a common love for Jazz.  There is an underlying message of hope, healing and friendship that is attached to this project. Wayne had decided to re-record the tune “Goodbye Stranger” (which was a hit back in the 80‘s) as an instrumental that features Nigel Scott on flute who had been injured in a tragic motorcycle accident back in 1999. They had reconnected after 13 years, finding that the music they shared together many years prior was used as a source in Nigel’s miraculous healing.

"We had a dream and through adversity, the power of music and friendship allows us to share this dream with the world. What better place to share this than The Jazz network Worldwide. Many thanks to Jaijai Jackson".

Wayne has collaborated with a wide and diverse array of artists as both a writer and producer including Billy Ocean, Ruby Turner, Earth Wind and Fire, Junior Giscombe, Stevie Winwood, Jonathan Butler, George Michael, Janet Kay, Lulu, Yazz and many more, and played with jazz greats such as Coleman Hawkins and Tal Farlow.

Wayne studied Jazz at the prestigious Leeds College of Music. After his time at the College he delved into the mainstream music world and went on to sell several million records as a writer and producer with his international top 5 hits “Heartache” and “Goodbye Stranger”.

The first album "The Jazz Club Volume 1" received international critical acclaim with great support from radio opening doors to performances throughout Europe and the USA.

Back in 2010 Wayne was appointed Artistic Director and Chairman of the jury for the Bucharest International Jazz competition which enabled him to meet a wealth of talented young musicians from around the globe. 

“Wayne Brown brings a wonderful essence of cohesive grooves that make you rock in your chair coupled with a funky rhythmic interplay with a solid foundation that keeps you hooked.  “Goodbye Stranger” is a true testament that strong friendships can lift you higher than you can imagine, especially when music is shared and messages are embroidered throughout” says Jaijai Jackson of The Jazz Network Worldwide.

The CD release is slated for 12th May, but digital downloads are available now.


CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO PRESENTATION OF "CLOUD 9"

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London
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Music Director
Tell us a little about your background...
I am a musician, pianist and producer who has worked with a diverse array of artists from Billy Ocean and Ruby Turner to Stevie Windwood, Earth Wind and Fire Tal Farlow. My band is called the Virtual Jazz Band (VJB) and features some great singers with varying music styles and backgrounds all with a common love of jazz.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
referred by a friend
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Piano
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http://www.virtualjazzband.com
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Posted on December 4, 2009 at 7:51am 0 Comments

Hi ,
I would like to share the good news that the VJB is the featured album on Jazz FM this coming week. If you have the time to tune in go to the Jazz FM website, or listen on digital radio.
Thank you for your support.

Wb.

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At 10:31pm on March 31, 2014, Jessie Laine Powell said…

Love your music!!!! Awesome!

At 5:38am on July 27, 2010, Petra Caramela said…
Hi! Check out my new cd:
http://www.myspace.com/petracaramela
Have fun!
P
At 2:35pm on September 15, 2008, Celia Mur´s Page said…
Hey Wayne ,great playing!! it´s my pleasure be your network friend!!
hope see you soon playing my next time in London. Peace!
At 1:25pm on August 26, 2008, Petra Caramela said…
Welcome to TJN Wayne! Great music...keep it j@zzing! Bonne chance, P
At 6:14pm on August 17, 2008, Patrick Long said…
Hey Wayne
Thanks for telling me about this network.
I'm loving it
Catch up soon
Patrick
At 3:37pm on August 13, 2008, The G... said…
Welcome Wayne, love your music.

Blessings, G...
At 8:12pm on August 12, 2008, exe*Cute* said…
Hello Wayne ...
Welcome to our Family here at TJN ~ Hope You will have a Lot of Fun with us --- as we have Great Talent, and Sounds at this very Special 24/7- J@zzClub !!

You surely will be a Real Asset here !!

Would be a Great Honour to be Your Friend ...
Regards;
xdrd

~~~~~~~~~~
Also would be a real Pleasure to Invite You to Join, and share our Luv of J@zz ~ with the Great Sounds at The J@zz Network Listening Room here --->
http://thejazznetwork.ning.com/group/thejzznetworklisteningroom
Happy Listening;
xdrd
....................
And if You wish --- would really be nice, if you could come and see us at our new Chat-Room here --->
http://thejazznetwork.ning.com/group/tjnchatroom
Happy Chatting !!
At 12:39pm on August 12, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…
Welcome Wayne to the Jazz Network. I'm enjoying your music as I write. Did David Mensah refer you to us? I see he is your friend here. He's our friend too! Who is singing on your project here?

I'm interested in your band.

Jaijai
 
 
 

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