Boyce Brown

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Boyce Brown
Birth nameBoyce Brown
Born(1910-04-16)April 16, 1910
OriginUnited StatesChicago, Illinois
DiedJanuary 30, 1959(1959-01-30) (aged 48)
Instrument(s)Alto saxophone

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 (first issued on LP in 1955 as part of Columbia's Chicago Style Jazz album) 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 of the Roman Catholic Servite Order, but returned in 1956 to release his one and only album as Brother Matthew, backed by a band organized by Eddie Condon.[1]