Darin Brown

Darin Brown

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$30.00

There is a $10.00 food or drink minimum per person. Dinner is served between 5pm-1am.

Darin Brown
Darin Brown
Darin Brown Trio
Featuring new music
by Doug McCormick & Darin Brown

With a nod to the great crooners of the past (think Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra), co-writers Doug McCormick and Darin Brown are on a crusade to continue the lineage of the Great American Songbook by adding all new original works to the genre. Writing what has been called, “Modern Standards,” they’re attracting a whole new audience while still maintaining the wit and sophistication that those “in the know” will appreciate.

Doug has written for the likes of Dusty Springfield, Gladys Knight and Paul Anka and after a successful run in business, is getting back to his roots as a songwriter.

Darin, a Manhattan School of Music graduate, is an accomplished international musician having toured the world with acts ranging from Willy DeVille to Enrique Iglesias. He’s performed with artists at some of the great jazz festivals of the world (San Javier, Marseille) and historic arenas like Madison Square Garden and Royal Albert Hall.

One of his earliest recollections is sitting at the piano with his Dad (a self-taught pianist) and following his hands as they moved around playing honky-tonk and boogie-woogie. Those early home “lessons” eventually led to weekly classical lessons but Darin was usually more interested in picking up one of the many fake books in the piano bench and going through one by one, playing the melody and chords and unbeknownst to him, developing a deep affection for the Great American Songbook.

It’s with a strong appreciation for that era that this project was born. Doug and Darin offer the yin and yang of great collaborators of the past. Doug leans lyrics, Darin leans music, with neither afraid to step into the other’s “territory.” From the very beginning, their goal was simply to write good songs, get someone to record them and see what happens. Two things quickly became apparent, their default writing mode was American Songbook through and through, and Darin’s voice fit the songs to a T. Rather than emulate the writers of the past they decided to push the ball forward and write in a way that makes it clear that these songs are of today. Through lyric content, production and ultimately performance, their songs have a modern flair making them truly one of a kind.

With one foot in the old school and one in the new, Doug and Darin offer something timeless yet relevant to the world we live in today.