Browne began to carve a path for his musical future early on, studying via scholarship under Murray Karpilovsky
(principal trumpeter with the NBC Orchestra directed by Arturo Toscanini.) A student at the co -joined High
School of Music and Art / Performing Arts in New York (renowned courtesy of the motion picture entitled
"Fame,") Browne became a regular on the New York jazz scene and had the fortune of learning first hand from
masters like Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard. Browne soon played his
first pro level performances as sideman to jazz greats Weldon Irvine and Sonny Fortune for which he earned
domestic and international recognition. While still performing, Brownes primary career path shifted towards another love; commercial aviation. Browne
flew for many years as a charter and airline captain, most recently with a FedEx Feeder Company on ATR72 and
Fokker F-27 aircraft.
Tom Browne re-emerged in a solid recording career in 1994, recording for the Hip-Bop Record Label.
Browne was introduced (by Earl Klugh) to Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen, and subsequently signed his first recording contract with the newly formed GRP Records label. GRP and Browne produced some of the labels best hits including Funkin’ For Jamaica, Thighs High, Fungi Mama, Let’s Dance and Secret Fantasy. To date, Tom has over sixteen solo projects on the market, including the very recent Neo-Soul/Jazz sizzler entitled Legacy. (The Legacy project did extremely well on the charts, and had Browne up for Grammy nomination consideration in several categories.) His NEW CD "Come What May" is due in early 2019, with the first single "Mi Amor" scheduled for March 4, 2019 release.
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