Jesse Thomas Brown
Jesse Thomas Brown is a dedicated musical artist who in the last 25 years has written in excess of 100 songs for piano, voice and other accompaniment.
Released in December of 2008, Brown's debut album "Tanglewood" melded the piano rock of Elton John, the Broadway inspirations of Stephen Sondheim, and the poetic charm of Leonard Cohen.
"Tanglewood" was the first of four full-length collections Brown would release over the following eight years. "An Idiot's Tale", "The Passenger Waits", and "We Were Only Kids" were released in 2011, 2013, and 2016 respectively. The songs were written and orchestrated entirely by Brown, who performed all but the drums on these recordings.
The principal element of Brown's approach is the absolute commitment to song itself. The performance is only ever in service to the song. The American popular song is where Brown's greatest passion lies. Early rock 'n' roll, country, show tunes, protest music, and elements of jazz are ever present in his work.
Jesse never fails to communicate a unique blend of youthful optimism, wicked humour and dark cynicism, all of which combine to create an uplifting and honest experience.