Brown earned a Grammy nomination for his performance and co-writing on Nnenna Freelon's 1996 Concord release, Shaking Free. His extensive experience includes performances at notable venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Blue Note, Blues Alley and the Hollywood Bowl, and at major jazz festivals including the Playboy Jazz Festival, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Free Jazz Festival (Brazil) and Jazz e Vienne (France).
The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, founded in High Point in 1977, is a residential professional theatre company dedicated to producing the world's classics. Designated by the North Carolina General Assembly as the state's official Shakespeare company, NCShakes' mission is to entertain, educate and enrich North Carolina students and citizens with quality professional productions of the world's great plays and with in-school and life-long learning opportunities.
For further information about the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, call 336-841-2273 or visit www.NCShakes.org. For further information about affiliate company Festival Stage of Winston-Salem, call 336-841-2273 or visit www.FestivalStage.org.