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Rick Braun is a smooth jazz trumpet player. He got started playing in several bands, including Avenue Blue, which was led by guitarist Jeff Golub. Braun has a trumpet solo in the band’s remake of “Pick up the Pieces,” which had been a hit by the Average White Band during the 1970s.

Braun went on to have a successful solo career, but one of his most famous works is a collaboration with saxophonist Boney James, as they did a duet off the remake of the Hugh Masekela classic “Grazin’ in the Grass.”

In addition to his solo career, Braun also plays in the band BWB, with saxophonist Kirk Whalum and guitarist Norman Brown. In 2005, he and saxophonist Richard Elliot co-founded a new label, ARTizen Music Group.

Rick’s first trumpet actually belonged to his brother, Curt. Curt performed in his high school marching band, but gave up playing the trumpet after high school. One day, young Rick found it in his big brother’s closet and started to play with it. Obviously, things progressed from there!


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  • MarkizaVonO

    Come to Poland, please!

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • pentatevh


    11 Jul 2014 Reply

    Rick, you are 'Too Smooth" - I really - really enjoy your Music ..... Smooth as Silk and it's all good ......

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • toatley

    Love Rick's style

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • hjdiet

    He's the man!!!

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Assedor

    Rick is a soulful and energetic performer who brings the best of what people love about music together in one total package: great stage presence and quality sound. His sax is powerful and inviting in a way that makes you want to hear more. He also has the ability to create an exciting atmosphere anywhere. He can deliver his message on a broadly appealing level with a sincerity that comes through every note

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • WhiteOrchid1

    Nice !

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • Yan-Leshenko

    To load to itself an album Yan Leshchenko (SUNSHINE) инструментальная, романтическая музыка. стиль: New Age, Ambient, Chillout, Downtempo, Easy Listening, Instrumental, Lounge

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • BONES1275


    4 Dec 2010 Reply
  • modman6

    might be the smoothest trumpeter on the planet....that's just my opinion tho!!!

    6 Oct 2010 Reply
  • qqjoy


    31 Jul 2010 Reply
  • mshotalot

    Absolutely LOVIN your vibes (sign me up!) Peace x

    19 Jun 2010 Reply
  • rosmaritbrum


    5 Jun 2010 Reply
  • blas1804

    Escuchen Philadelphdia_fantastico tema....

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • jazbonz

    How can he so musically tight and smooth at the same time?

    30 Apr 2009 Reply
  • d194433t


    27 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Jazzmaestro

    lovely stuff

    18 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Nealjazz

    Rick Braun is definitely one of my favorite smooth jazz musicians. I also like when he teams up with his sax buddy... Richard Elliot

    11 Jan 2009 Reply
  • fermic1

    guys, if u like his music, u should try to hear his x'mas album, its amazing, trust me

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
  • ZIre

    this is the awesomest

    21 Mar 2008 Reply
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