|Birth name||Boyce Brown|
|Born||April 10, 1910|
|Died||January 30, 1959(aged 48)|
|Associated acts||Wingy Manone|
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/
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