Larry Brown Jr
When you encounter a musician as gifted as Larry Brown, Jr. you understand why he is a rare find. Pushing musical boundaries in a refreshingly new direction, LBJ is an accomplished guitarist, composer, singer/songwriter, producer and educator.
His sophomore album, The Music and the Moment, is fusion-based with elements of rhythm and blues, gospel and rock. With tracks such asream Chasers and Language of the Unheard, penned as his protest song, LBJ explores the emotions of the world present-day through the eyes of an artist.
In addition to releasing his second album this year, LBJ made his acting debut on FOX’s hit television series, EMPIRE, where he played recording artist, Snoop Dogg’s lead guitar player.
The Music and the Moment is available on CDBaby, iTunes and at iamlbj.com.
Who are some of your inspirations?
MJ (Micahel Jackson), Prince, Wynton Marsalis, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Bilal and Jay-z.
Describe your musical style?
A refreshing new take on jazz, a boundary pusher, fearless, outside the box and soulful!
How are you making jazz cool to this generation of Millennials?
I’m making it cool by presenting my authentic self. I’m composing music that’s easy to digest to any listener by merging all my influences that include hip-hop, R&B, gospel and rock.
In addition to being a musician, you recently debuted your acting skills as Snoop Dogg’s lead guitar player on the first season of the hit television show Empire! Tell us about that experience, and will you continue acting?
Hanging with Snoop is like being 10 years old and hanging out with your 17 year old cousin. You’ll actually see me this fall in a couple of scenes on a new show coming to the Oxygen Channel – Pretty Strong.
What would you like to see happen in your career in the next five years?
I’d like to win a Grammy.
Which professional dream is going to be the next one to come true for you?
To build my own recording studio and do music for movies.