Rellon Brown and Dominant Seventh
Based on sunny isle of Trinidad, one of the islands of the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dominant Seventh presents a musical conversation that is unlike any other. Hinged on the unique fusion of Jazz tones and Calypso rhythms, the Dominant Seventh's style of music never really leaves you, but resonates beautifully beyond the experience drawing you in for yet more. Dominant Seventh is headed by band leader and founder Rellon Brown.
Rellon Brown is a very versatile trumpeter, educator, arranger and composer with a broad range of experience working at the top tier of the local music industry in Trinidad and Tobago. He performed the Haydn Concerto in 2007, with the National Sinfonia Orchestra under the baton of Mr. Jessel Murray and has performed and recorded as principal trumpeter for the NSO from 2005-2011.
Rellon has significant Broadway musical theatre experience, playing first trumpet with the members of the NSO for: Fiddler On The Roof 2006, Oliver! 2007, The Sound Of Music 2008, Beauty And The Beast 2009, Peter Pan 2011 and Hairspray 2012, all produced by Must Come See Productions and The University of The West Indies, St.Augustine.
Rellon is a featured soloist for high profile weddings (The Wedding of the Century, 2011) and has provided music for the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen of England in 2012 and original fanfare music for the inauguration of the Mayor of Arima (Trinidad & Tobago) and The University of the West Indies (2010). Rellon has played lead trumpet on various recordings, in calypso tents and salsa bands, in 2015 with Calypso Rose, Heather Mac Intosh and Anne Fridal in: “The Queen, The Princess and The Duchess” with the Kaiso Showcase tent band in 2014, “Temperature” and performed in the world premiere of ‘Jab Molassie’ also in November 2014.
In October 2014, Rellon led Dominant Seventh to a successful run of: ‘On A Lighter Note’ a concert of light jazz featuring soprano Natalia Dopwell Gomez. He continues to lead Dominant Seventh at many successful concerts in Trinidad in association with The South Coterie of Social Workers (Java and Jazz 2014 and 2015), San Antonio Green Market Jazz Concert 2015 and 2016 and has provided stellar arranging and musical direction for Ti Jean and His Brothers in June 2015.
Rellon’s fine solos can be heard on Kurt Allen’s 2015 calypso offering: ‘No Grace Period’ and his solid section work on Liam Teague’s pan offering for 2016 and 2017.
Rellon is the musical director and soloist of Dominant Seventh Productions a band which he co-founded in 2002. In July 2015, Rellon produced the band’s first commercial cd: ‘HomeGrown’ which was released to critical acclaim in June of 2016.
Rellon has lectured at his alma mater, The University of The West Indies, at the University of the Southern Caribbean and at Caribbean Nazarene College and has distinguished himself by attaining a Licentiate diploma (LTCL) in classical trumpet performance and a Fellowship diploma (FTCL) in jazz trumpet performance from Trinity College of London. Mr. Brown is also the recipient of the 2005 Cacique Award for Most Outstanding Musical Direction for the play, ‘The Catalyst.’ He lives with his wife Lyanna and sons Osei and Okera in Brazil,Trinidad.
Rellon is an Endorsing Artist for P. Mauriat Trumpets.
He plays the PMT 72 Bb Trumpet exclusively.
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