april, 2020

11apr7:00 pm11:00 pmA Tribute to Al Jarreau featuring Owen Valentine "A Tribute to the Acrobat of Scat”Two Shows | 7:00pm & 9:30pm

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Owen Brown, known to many as “Fiidla”, is widely recognized as a virtuoso. The vocalist, violinist, multi-instrumentalist and vocal coach to the stars, has spent his career carving a lane that is truly his own. Brown, who rebranded himself as Owen Valentine, did so with great intention. The name ‘Owen Valentine’ translates into “Prince of Healthy and Strong.” The dual hats he wears as Owen Valentine the performer and Dr. Owen Brown the naturopathic vocal coach, have allowed him to continue to lend his expertise to the music world

Born in London, Brown became a transplant of Philadelphia and attended Temple University. Brown’s path to becoming one of the most sought after vocal coaches in the country, was one that occurred as a result of happenstance. Brown said, “I was a serious jazz singer at one point. What happened was, people kept asking me “How did you do that?” That was initially the start. I was helping people figure out a particular run, riff, or how to hit this or that note. I didn’t want to do it… I once swore I would never be a teacher. It wasn’t something I wanted to do, but I kept doing it. Eventually I realized that not only was I good at it but I liked it. I ended up finding a passion that I didn’t know was hidden in me.”

That hidden passion has been instrumental in the careers of some of the most established singers in the business. Brown has coached Earth, Wind & Fire, Jill Scott, Lil Kim, Mary J. Blige, David Hollister, Mario, Boyz II Men and many more. After six to seven years, Brown became serious about teaching and found himself teaching as many as eight to ten sessions a day. Additionally, Brown was hired as a vocal coach for some of the biggest labels in the world including; J Records, Sony Music, Atlantic, Hidden Beach and Interscope. As non-conventional paths go, Brown found himself on yet another journey to creation.

Time

(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

SOUTH

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