Boyce Brown

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Boyce Brown
Birth name Boyce Brown
Born (1910-04-10)April 10, 1910
Origin United StatesChicago, Illinois
Died January 30, 1959(1959-01-30) (aged 48)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Saxophonist
Instruments Alto saxophone
Associated acts Wingy Manone

Boyce Brown (April 16, 1910 – January 30, 1959) was an American jazz dixieland alto saxophonist born in Chicago, Illinois.

Brown worked with Wingy Manone, Paul Mares and Danny Alvin. His best-known recordings are a 1935 session with Paul Mares and his Friars Society Orchestra and a 1939 session with Jimmy McPartland & his Jazz Band, which was first released as part of Decca's Chicago Jazz album. In both sessions, Brown demonstrates a driving, harmonically advanced style. In 1953 Brown entered a monastery, and returned in 1956 to release his one and only album as Brother Matthew, backed by a band organised by Eddie Condon.

Article about Boyce by Michael Steinman, from his blog 'Jazz Lives': http://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/blues-for-boyce/