Friday, April 3 / 7:00 p.m.
Classic Music from 1968-1972
DEAN BROWN’S SUMMER OF LOVE EVOLUTION
featuring RANDY RECKER, ERIC MARIENTHAL, HONEY LAROCHELLE, KEITH CARLOCK, JIM BEARD, SCHUYLER DEALE, DEVRON PATTERSON, MINO CINELU, THE BERKS HORNS
Miller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

The original Summer of Love in 1967 happened in San Francisco’s Haight Asbury district and began with utopian beginnings when peace and love were paramount, spawning great music. It was a social phenomenon that also popped up in many places in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

However, the Summer of Love descended into chaos and drug use that ultimately signaled its end. While a fleeting moment in the turbulent history of the 1960’s, its underlying message left an indelible impression on those who witnessed it.

And, of course, the Summer of Love produced a wondrous volume of great music.

Now comes Dean Brown’s Summer of Love Evolution featuring a dynamic array of artists in multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter Randy Brecker; multiple Grammy-winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal; profoundly diverse vocal musician Honey Larochelle; extraordinary drummer Keith Carlock; jazz pianist/keyboardist Jim Beard; Billy Joel- and Michael Bolton bassist Schuyler Deale; vocalist/guitarist Devon Patterson;  master-of-all-trades Mino Cinelu (percussion, drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, singing) and The Berks Horns (Mike Anderson on saxophone, Rob Diener on trumpet and John Loos on trombone).

Dean Brown’s music defies boundaries to combine rock, Latin, jazz, funk and fusion into a joyful, soulful, dynamic and intense groove. He is well known in the global jazz/fusion scene for his powerful virtuosic rhythm guitar work and his passionate melodic soloing.

R&B goddess Roberta Flack, who also mentored Larochelle, says of Brown: “I found guitarist Dean Brown to play behind me. He’s a genius.”