Tom Browne (trumpeter)

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Tom Browne
Birth nameTom Browne
Born (1954-10-30) October 30, 1954 (age 65)
Queens, New York, United States
GenresFunk, jazz, R&B
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, trumpeter
InstrumentsTrumpet, piano
Years active1979–present
LabelsGRP, Arista, Hip Bop
Associated actsIs'real Benton
Toni Smith
Sonny Fortune
Lonnie Smith

Tom Browne (born October 30, 1954 in Queens, New York, United States)[1] is an American jazz trumpeter, who rose to prominence first through his early work with Sonny Fortune, and scored two major hits in 1980 and 1981: the No. 1 US Billboard R&B single "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)" and the No. 4 US R&B single, "Thighs High (Grip Your Hips and Move)". Later in 1982 he released a minor hit called, "Fungi Mama (bebopafunkadiscolypso)" which was also recorded on the Arista record label. It reached number 58 in the UK chart.


  • Browne Sugar (GRP, 1979)
  • Love Approach (GRP, 1980)
  • Magic (Arista, 1981)
  • Yours Truly (GRP, 1981)
  • Rockin' Radio (Arista, 1983)
  • Tommy Gun (Arista, 1984)
  • No Longer I (Malaco, 1988)
  • Mo' Jamaica Funk (Hip Bop, 1994)
  • Another Shade of Browne (Hip Bop, 1996)
  • R 'n' Browne (Hip Bop, 1999)
  • S'up (Cheetah, 2010)


  1. ^ "Tom Browne Page". 1954-10-30. Retrieved 2013-03-17.