Jerome Matthew-Moore Brown, known to most as Jerry Brown, grew up in East London, along with older brother Nicky. Brought up in a musical family, the creative arts were inevitable. Jerry started out early in dance and musical theatre. Later on he pursued studying music theory, going straight into the industry at 17 years old, touring with Gloria Gaynor. Growing up in church, Jerry had a definite advantage. He trained up, playing more than one instrument, his voice and musical ear was refined too, with which, he sung on a few radio hits. Jerry's been blessed to record & share the stage with artist such as, The late great Nina Simone, Tom Jones, Harry Connick Jr, Dave Stewart, Dreams Come True (Japanese Artists), Paul Weller, Tina Turner, Jessica Simpson, Girls Aloud, Will Young, Sam Moore, Deep Purple, Rick Wakeman, The Sunflower Jam Extravaganza, The London Community Gospel Choir, The Kingdom Choir, Courtney Pine, Julian Joseph & The London Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few.... "I'm so grateful to God for the gift & opportunities he's given me. I'm still learning & trying to be my best for the season I'm in, of which, I don't take for granted. Thank you Zildjian for being in my corner. I still feel like an 'excited kid' every time I open my cymbal bag". Me, Matty & Nicky are 'Zildjian Boys' for Life!!
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceOh man!!.. There's quite a few but it would have to be the 'early years' of playing at COGIC YOUTH CONVENTIONS!! That's the church I grew up in, Incredible, memorable, great moments that changed my life forever.
What Drives Your Creativity?My relationship with Jesus Christ, My Family, Church, Travelling & Food.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?After you've tried them all, you play the best. Vic Firth and I mean that. Also, I must say, when Mr Vic Firth was alive, he made you feel so welcomed & special to be apart of the family & Joe has kept that same vibe alive. It's a blessing.