Soulful, vibrant and creative are just a few words that describes alto saxophonist and producer Carlos “Scooter” Brown Jr. Carlos is a native of East St.Louis, Illinois. Hometown of Katherine Dunham, trumpeter Russell Gunn and Miles Davis.
Growing up, he would always hear the music of Miles Davis, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown and Najee being played around the house. His father, Carlos T. Brown Sr. is a trumpeter who played under the direction of Ronald Carter at Lincoln Senior High School influenced him to give music a try.
Carlos has been playing the alto saxophone 10 years. He has attended Lincoln Middle School and East St.Louis Senior High. Throughout his high-school career, Carlos has had the opportunity to participate in the Jazz U program sponsored by Jazz St.Louis. Being involved in Jazz U provided an outlet for Carlos to express himself musically and to work with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield, Lou Donaldson, Terrence Blanchard and more.
Today, Carlos serves as a member of “The Dirty Muggs” as well as his own group “Ingenuity”. Brown has recently released his debut album entitled “G r o w t h ! ” which is available on all streaming services! Scooter is always finding new ways to paint pictures of peace, hope and love through his music! Follow Scooter on social media to see what he’s up to!