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Summer Tour 2022 

The time has come again to depart Key West for my summer tour of the East coast. Time to go spend time with family and friends up North, play some gigs in some of my favorite beach towns, catch some waves and wind, play some disc golf, and enjoy some van-life adventure...

First Leg of the tour takes me to Ocean City, MD for some gigs. Then to Chincoteague, VA to play a gig and spend a few days working on my van.

Second Leg is a long weekend of gigs at South Jersey shore points.

Then taking some time to visit with friends and family...

Third Leg is a run of gigs with Vincent Bergamo and hopefully "The Swerves" at some central Jersey shore points.

Then taking some time to enjoy Musikfest (Musikfest.org) in Bethlehem, PA, where I will play just one gig at Johnny's Bagel's on Main St on the last Saturday of the fest.

Fourth Leg is a three week tour of South Jersey shore points through Labor Day Weekend.

Then back to DE OCMD area for some camping with family and friend and few gigs. 

Then in September, on to Chincoteague ... OBX, NC...  Charleston, SC...  Hilton Head, SC.... and on down the coast and back to Key West. 

Up to date list of gigs with location details at http://RossBrownMusic.com/shows/

Stay tuned for more dates in September and last minute additions and changes...

Jefff Clarke 5  

Jeff Clark is back in Key West doing a run of gigs for two weeks with his piano teacher from PA, Andy Roberts.  He has a great new lineup for few gigs, with whom I am honored and excited to be playing!

Friday, 2/18 6:30-11:30p @ Schooner Wharf - Check webcam at: https://www.schoonerwharf.com/webcam.cfm

Wednesday, 2/23 5:30-7p, 9-10:30p, 11p-12:30a @ Green Parrot - Check out webcam at: https://www.greenparrot.com/key-west-webcams/ 

Friday, 2/25 6:30-11:30p @ Schooner Wharf - Check webcam at: https://www.schoonerwharf.com/webcam.cfm

This new "Jefff Clarke 5" lineup features:

Randy Morrow - Drums

Geoff Lowe - Bass

Andy Roberts - Keys, Vocals

Jeff Clark - Guitar, Vocals

Ross Brown - Guitar, Congas, Vocals, Percussion

The band will be playing many of Jeff's originals as well as some select fun covers!

This is a really hot line-up! Come check out this awesome band on this limited run.

2/7/22 This Week in Key West 

Some exciting shows coming up this week:

Monday 2/7 9p-12:30a @ Virgilio's - The Swerves Trio w Randy Stindt & Jon Skiff

Tuesday 2/8 1-4p @ Sunset Pier Ocean Key Resort - Solo

then... 8:30p till... @ Durty Harry's - The Swerves w Daniel Clark, Jon Skiff & Randy Stindt

Wednesday 2/9 5:30-7p, 9-10:30p, 11p-12:30a @ Green Parrot - The Swerves Quintet w Randy Stindt, Jon Skiff, Vincent Bergamo & Tommy Tangie

Friday 2/10 6:30-11:30p @ Schooner Wharf - Ross & Friends w Aaron Newton, Jon Skiff & Tommy Tangie

Saturday 2/11 12-4:45p @ Sloppy Joe's - Solo

then.. 6:30-11:30p @ Schooner Wharf - The Swerves w Randy Stindt, Jon Skiff & Tommy Tangie

Cayo Ritmo featuring Othello Molineaux 

Cayo Ritmo is back with an exciting new lineup featuring Othello Molineaux for a run of gigs in December 2021. Othello Molineaux is recognized as having revealed steelpan to jazz as a solo instrument. He is known for his work with Jaco Pastorious, as well as many other big names in jazz including Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Weather Report, Joe Zawinul, and Ahmad Jamal.  It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with him. It will be a special treat to have him in Key West. Don't miss it!

More info about Othello at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Othello_Molineaux

Schedule of events:

Thursday, 12/9 10a - 1p @ Blue Heaven - Cayo Ritmo Quartet

Thursday, 12/9 5 - 8p @ Rams Head Southernmost - Duo

Friday, 12/10 6:30-11:30p @ Schooner Wharf - Cayo Ritmo Quintet

Saturday, 12/11 8-12p @ Schooner Wharf (Lighted Boat Parade Christmas Celebration) - Cayo Ritmo Quintet (Bahama Village Youth Steel Pan Ensemble will play 6-8p)

Monday, 12/13 9p-12:30a @ Virgilio's - Cayo Ritmo Quartet

Tuesday, 12/14 5-7p @ Ocean Key Sunset Pier - Cayo Ritmo Quintet

Cayo Ritmo Line-up:

Luis Vera - Drums

Jeff Dalton - Bass, Vocals

Ross Brown - Guitar, Vocals, Congas

Othello Molineaux - Steel Pan

Tommy Tangie Levecchia - Trumpet, Vocals, Percussion, Kaos

Summer Tour 2021 

Announcing my summer tour through the Northeast and Atlantic Coast...

 

First stop, up-state NY to Adirondack Mountains to play:

 

Thursday, 7/22 7-10p Solo @ Blue Thirty-Two, Lake George, NY - https://lgbluethirtytwo.com/

Friday, 7/23 6-10p Solo @ Blue Thirty-Two, Lake George, NY

Saturday, 7/24 6-9p Solo @ The Owl at Twilight, Olmstedville, NY - http://theowlattwilight.com/

Sunday, 7/25 6-9p Solo @ The Owl at Twilight, Olmstedville, NY

Monday, 7/26 6-9p Solo @ The Owl at Twilight, Olmstedville, NY

Wednesday, 7/28 7-10p @ The Lagoon, Lake George, NY - https://www.lagoonlakegeorge.com/

 

Then visiting with friends and family in Westborough, MA and Bethlehem, PA...

 

Performing at Bethlehem Musikfest http://musikfest.org/
 

Sunday, 8/8 3:30-5p Sit in (two songs) with De Tierra Caliente @ Plaza Tropical

Wednesday, 8/11 9-11p Solo @ Johnny's Bagels & Deli, Main Street Bethlehem, PA https://johnnysbagelanddeli.com/

Friday, 8/13 9-11p Duo w Tommy Tangie @ Johnny's Bagels & Deli, Main Street Bethlehem, PA

Saturday, 8/14 9-11p Duo w Tommy Tangie @ Johnny's Bagels & Deli, Main Street Bethlehem, PA

 

Then onto the Jersey Shore Tour leg of the journey...

 

Monday, 8/16 5-8p Duo w Chris Aschman @ Two Mile Landing Crab House, Wildwood Crest, NJ -  https://www.twomilelanding.com/

Tuesday, 8/17 8-11p Duo w Vincent Bergamo @ Bum Rodgers Crab House, Seaside Heights, NJ - http://bumrogerstavern.com/

Wednesday, 8/18 6-10p Duo w Vincent Bergamo @ Captains Inn - Forked River, NJ - https://www.captainsinnnj.com/

Thursday, 8/19 5-8p Duo w Vincent Bergamo @ Pig & Parrot - Brielle, NJ - https://www.thepigandparrot.com/

Friday, 8/20 7-11p Trinidelphia @ Margaritaville, Atlantic City, NJ - http://margaritavilleatlanticcity.com/

Saturday, 8/21 12-2p Solo @ Alma de Mar, Philadelphia, PA - https://www.almadelmar.net/

Sunday, 8/22  Trinidelphia @ Hard Rock Beach Bar - https://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/nightlife/beach-bar

Monday, 8/23 5-8p Duo w Chris Aschman @ Two Mile Landing Crab House, Wildwood Crest, NJ -  https://www.twomilelanding.com/

Wednesday, 8/25 5-9p @ Elaine's, Cape May, NJ - https://elainescapemay.com/

 

Then taking the ferry across from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE. Camping out with family and friends in Cape Henlopen, DE.

Currently booking gigs in September 2021 in Ocean City, MD, Outter Banks, NC, Charleston, SC areas...

September dates to be announced...

Please contact me if you have or know of opportunities for bookings in these areas in early September... Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Jazz & Blues Jam @ Scotty's Front Street Stage with Ross Brown and Friends 

I am excited to announce a new weekly series!

Humpday Jazz & Blues Jam @ Scotty's Front Street Stage with Ross Brown and Friends

Wednesdays 8-11p starting February 24th and going forward...

The concept is a community building event hosted by Ross Brown with a house band made up of a rotating cast of Key West's finest rhythm section players and featured lead soloists. The house band will play and opening and closing set. We will also open up the stage to feature guest performances by other musicians, horn players, vocalists, and rhythm section players. Drummers should bring their own sticks. Musicians should bring their own instruments and cables. Guitar and Bass guests should be tuned to tuner before coming on stage. Vocalists should bring their own mic (for COVID safety). There is a house bass rig and the house band will share backline (drums and amps) with honored guests. The vibe will be groovy Jazz, Blues and R&B... We want to encourage people to play Jazz, but the format will not be restricted. Blues and R&B, funk and the like is cool... If you want to come out and play, get there early, bring your axe, sign up on the list and talk to Ross. Come prepared with songs to play. We will do our best to work in as many players in as possible within a 3 hour timeframe. 

Here is the line-up for our debut jam on Wednesday, Feb 24:

Skipper Kripitz - Drums, Vocals

Vincent Bergamo - Keys (Left-hand bass), Vocals

Ross Brown - Guitar, Vocals, MC

Tommy Tangie - Trumpet, Vocals

Please come out and support this hip, new and exciting Key West Music community event in Key West's newest live music venue!

11/28 Cayo Ritmo Trio @ Green Parrot 

Saturday, 11/28 5:30-7p & 9-10:30p @ Green Parrot

Cayo Ritmo Trio

featuring:

Bjarne Jannik Kjaer - Drums, Vocals, Steel Pan

Tommy "Tangie" Levecchia - Trumpet, Vocals, Percussion

Ross Brown - Guitar, Vocals, Congas, Percussion,  Loops

Check out the webcam at: https://www.greenparrot.com/key-west-webcams/

 

Regular weekly gigs in Key West:

Tuesdays 1-4, 5-7p Solo @ Sunset Pier - Ocean Key Resort

Thursdays 10:30a-1:30p Solo or Duo @ Blue Heaven

then 4-7p Solo @ Rams Head Southernmost

Fridays 5:30-8:30p Quartet @ Hank's

 

TWO NEW VENUES & Busy Weekend 

FIRST TIME IN TWO NEW VENUES! 

Tipsy Rooster Liquor Store and Bar  & The Marker Resort

Key West seems to be back almost in full swing... 

Here is my busy Weekend of Gigs:

Friday, 6/12 8-11p Solo @ Tipsy Rooster Liquor Store and Bar 

Saturday, 6/13 11a-2p Solo Brunch @ Four Marlins Oceanfront Dining (Last one for me for now. Venue mgmt discontinued the live music) 

Saturday, 6/13 6:30-10:30p Duo w Bjarne Jannik Kjaer @ Schooner Wharf Bar 

Sunday, 6/14 1:30-4:30p Solo @ The Marker Resort (Also First gig in new venue) 

Sunday, 6/14 6:30-8:30p Solo Dinner Cruise aboard Sunset Watersports Party Cat

MAYDAY.... MAYDAY.... Going Live on Facebook 

MAYDAY.... MAYDAY.... GOING LIVE TONIGHT 

5/1/2020 6-8p on facebook group "Honest Trav’s Virtual Dive Bar". 

***You need to join the group to view the performance.***

Tips are greatly appreciated: 

paypal.me/RossBrownMusic 

www.venmo.com/RossBrownMusic 

cash.app/$RossBrownMusic

Percussion with Entrain! 

I am excited to announce that I will be playing percussion with Entrain for their long weekend tour in Key West! Been watching Tom Major and his amazing band play in Key West for years! I have had the opportunity to sit in in the past. Jeff Clark will be fronting the band!

Wed 3/27 & Thur 3/28 5:30-7p, 9-10:30p, 11p-12:30a @ Green Parrot

Fri 3/29 & Sat 3/20 6:30-11p @ Schooner Wharf

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