Born in Manchester, Damon Brown studied trumpet at the Leeds College of Music and London’s Guildhill School of Music.
In the 90’s, Damon played and toured with many pop and dance stars including Paul Weller, Maxi Priest, The Specials, and The Pasadenas.
He formed his first jazz group, the Damon Brown Quintet, and toured around the UK. In 1998 the Damon Brown Quintet appeared at the Red Sea Jazz International Festival promoting Damon’s debut album “A Rhythm Indicative”.
Damon Brown has played over the years at all the UK’s leading clubs and festivals and has also performed internationally, particularly in Europe and the Far East, with his own groups. The second album, “Tales from the Baltic Wharf”, was released in 2010.
The composer continues to teach and perform in Europe and Russia and also in the Far East, most notably in Japan, where he has collaborated each year with the pianist Yutaka Shiina, Tim Armacost, tenor saxophone and Gene Jackson on drums.