On Saturday, August 29, the festival is pleased to present Knoxville’s own, pianist, Keith Brown in a concert/CD release party at The Square Room. The Journey confirms Brown’s status as an up and coming young artist on the larger jazz scene. The youngest son of world-renowned pianist, Donald Brown, Keith has been hearing jazz music since the cradle. Heavily influenced by the “Memphis 3”--Mulgrew Miller, James Williams, and his father, as well as another Memphian, Phineas Newborn, the younger Brown is forging his own way fusing jazz, funk, r&b, and country. His band includes Grammy award winning drummer Terreon “Tank” Gulley, who also produced Brown’s CD, Kenneth Whalum, a hot new hip hop player and Kirk Whalum’s nephew, and Russell Gunn, one of the most talked about young trumpeters on the national jazz scene. Rounding out the band are the formidable young Knoxville players, Jamel Mitchell on sax and Clint Mullican on bass.