Derek Brown
Derek Brown

Popular YouTuber to Perform at GSC

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – On Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. the Glenville State College Jazz Band will be sponsoring a concert featuring Derek Brown.

The concert will take place in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The concert is also free to the public courtesy of the GSC Jazz Program.

Brown, a billboard-charting saxophonist/innovator and his one-of-a-kind solo “BEATBoX SAX” project has been exploding across the world music scene.

Previously the director of jazz studies at Abilene Christian University for six years, Brown now lives and performs in Chicago, playing in various bands and projects around the area and throughout the world. His recent “BEATBoX SAX” music videos and tutorials on YouTube have been very popular among saxophonists and music lovers alike, leading to endorsements with Legere, JodyJazz, P.Mauriat, BG, and AKG.

He has performed solo concerts throughout China, Russia, Japan, Germany, France, Poland, UK, Norway, Finland, Malaysia, Latvia, Serbia, Israel, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Brazil, Dubai, as well as throughout the United States. Brown received his Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Classical and Jazz) from Hope College in 2006 and his Master’s of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music in 2008.

For more information, contact GSC’s Department of Fine Arts at (304) 462-6340.

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