Tom Browne


The gig that I remember most was one at the Village Vanguard in NYC around 1976 while with Sonny's band. Woody Shaw was invited to play. I was flawed to hear a man approach the cornet in a manner unlike any other player that I had heard

Wax Poetics Japan No.11 (8/31 release)

Tom Browne (born October 30, 1954 in Queens, New York, United States) is an American jazz trumpeter, who rose to prominence first through his early work with Sonny Fortune. He scored two major hits in 1980 and 1981: the No. 1 US Billboard R&B single “Funkin’ for Jamaica (N.Y.)” and the No. 4 US R&B single, “Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)”.