Tom Browne (trumpeter)

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Tom Browne
Birth name Tom Browne
Born (1954-10-30) October 30, 1954 (age 62)
Queens, New York, United States
Genres Funk, jazz, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, trumpeter
Instruments Trumpet, piano
Years active 1979–present
Labels GRP, Arista, Hip Bop
Associated acts 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.



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