Jazz Saxophonist Overcomes the Hardships of Blindness

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Kevin Brown is a blind jazz saxophonist. He has overcome the hardships of blindness, and all odds to learn how to run his own recording studio. Through much persistence, patients, and dedication, Kevin is now producing some of the best sounding jazz on the market today.

Kevin Brown started playing the clarinet at age 7, he then switched to the saxophone at age 9. Kevin then went on to a prosperous, and rewarding career.

In 1973, Kevin played the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreaux Switzerland while participating in a jazz study program which was sponsored by Henry Ford Community College in Detroit.

Kevin has toured all over the USA, and Europe with blues artist, Long John Hunter. You can hear some of these tracks by looking up Long John Hunter, and the Walking Cat Fish, on Alligator Records.

Kevin Brown was blind from birth, and has gone through the hardships that come with any serious handicap. "Blindness is a real pain in the but. If anything; it has made me a more determined person.

If I was told that I could not do it, I was going to find a way in which to do it!"

"I guess that is why I have done so well with music, because I could hear the little differences in sounds that set some apart from others!"

"If I could do only one thing right, let it be music that inspires people to do the right things.

Kevin Brown: Saxophonist

Born: 3/17/1956

High School: Clairton High, Clairton, Pa.

College: Berklee School of Music, Boston, Mass.

Kevin now resides in Texas with his lovely wife, Rosemary, who is an excellent artist.

Kevin also runs a recording studio: Curse Buster Sound.

You can hear some of his music at: http://www.cursebustersound.com.

"It is through much patience, and sweat, and plain nose to the grindstone hard work that I am able to function, and do the things that I do. It is also great that the internet, and computing in general has become a more user friendly place in the last few years."

Bulldog And The Buffalo


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