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Jeff Clark is back in town! This Weekend and beyond in Key West (11/17--23/2022) 

My good buddy Jeff Clark is back in town for a tour of gigs. The first time I came to Key West in 2012 was to play with Jeff Clark. I always love playing with Jeff. His original music is fun and up-lifting. The covers he choses are always a fun challenge.This time I will get to play drum set with his band, which will be a treat! 

I am super-stoked for some really fun gigs coming up in Key West:

Thursday, 11/17 10a-1p @ Blue Heaven - Jeff Clark Trio, featuring: Jeff Clark - Guitar & Vocals, Smitti Supab - Bass & Vocals, Ross Brown - Drums & Vocals

Thursday, 11/17 5-8p @ Rams Head Southernmost - Solo

Friday, 11/18 8-11p @ Little Room - Jazz Combo featuring: Hal Howland - Drums, Jeff Dalton - Bass, Ross Brown - Guitar, Brandon Cooper - Trumpet, and special guest Claire Caplan - Vocals

Saturday, 11/19 12-4:45p @ Sloppy Joe's - Solo

Saturday, 11/19 9p-1a @ Hogs Breath - "Jeff Clark's Funky 5 Piece" featuring: Jeff Clark - Guitar & Vocals, Cayman Smith-Martin - Guitar & Vocals, Smitti Supab - Bass & Vocals, Dmitriy Bolotnyy - Keys,  

Monday, 11/21 9p-12:30a Martini Monday @ Virgilio's - Jeff Clark Trio, featuring Jeff Clark - Guitar & Vocals, Smitti Supab - Bass & Vocals, Ross Brown - Drums & Vocals

Wednesday, 11/23 2-5p @ Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery - Solo

 

 

 

Back on the Rock - Reflecting on Summer Tour 2022 and getting Back in Action in Key West 

This years summer tour was the longest and most lucrative East Coast summer tour to date for me. There were many chapters: gigs in Chincoteague, VA  and Jersey Shore, then visit with friends in Philly, visits with family in Lehigh Valley, PA, more gigs at Jersey Shore, Bethlehem Musikfest, more gigs any Jersey shore, camping out with my sister two weekends in Delaware, gigs in DE and OCMD, Lots of surfing my new 9'6" SUP board, a little kite-boarding, 4 rounds of Disc Golf, Good times with family and friends, old and new... My summer tour ended in Chincoteague, VA, where I had the honor of playing at The Island Theater, Chincoteague, VA. It was the first time that I had been asked to play a theater as a solo performer. The show went well and the people of Chincoteague gave me a very warm welcome! After the concert, I decided it was high time that I do something about the roof of my van, which had been leaking for years and getting worse... It reached a critical point when buckets of water were coming through my van roof.  The moisture getting into my van had been destroying my music equipment and personal belongings. I was constantly working to dry out my van. With hurricane IAN on the way, I decided something had to be done. So, I took the better part of a month to learn about auto-body repair and do the roof repair job myself. With the help and guidance of some amazingly kind and helpful people in Chincoteague, I was able to make the much needed repairs. Special Thank You to my good friends and fans Ted & Kaye Galletly for allowing me to find the time and space to do such a project in the comfort of their beautiful bay-view house in Chincoteague!

After a month hiatus from music biz, I am back in Key West and excited to get back to playing music with my friends! Here is what's coming up in Key West:

Thursday, 10/20 10a-1p @ Blue Heaven - Trio with Luis Vera & Tommy Tangie

Thursday, 10/20 5-8p @ Rams Head Southernmost - Solo

Friday, 10/21 6:30-9:30p @ Rams Head Sounternmost - ("Pass the Hat Stage" in back for Goombay Festival) - Cayo Ritmo with Luis Vera, Jeff Dalton & Tommy Tangie

Saturday, 10/22 12-4:45p @ Sloppy Joe's - Solo

Monday, 10/24 9p-12:30a Martini Monday @ Virgilio's

Tuesday, 10/25 8:30p till... @ Durty Harry's - The Swerves with Daniel Clark, Jon Skiff & Randy Stindt

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You can always find out the latest info about my gigs at: http://RossBrownMusic.com/shows

 

 

Island Theater - Chincoteague, VA - Saturday, September 17, 2022 

I am super stoked and honored to announce that I will be performing solo at:

Island Theater - Chincotegue, VA

Saturday, September 17 6:30p Doors Open

It is an honor to be given the opportunity to do a solo performance in Chincoteauge's premier theater venue. This classic theater hosts movies, live music, and cultural events. What a pleasure it will be to perform in this sweet space!

Special Thank you to Doug Mills, Technical Director at Island Theater for lining up the show!

Tickets and more info at: https://chincoteagueislandarts.com/upcoming-events

Photos and videos courtesy of Eisele Photo & Splash Salon and Photo.

 

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

 

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