Maurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown is widely recognized for his tenure with Tedeschi Trucks Band, but the Grammy-Award-winning trumpet virtuoso has also been featured on dozens of stellar recordings alongside greats like Aretha Franklin, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Diddy, Lettuce, and Cee-Lo Green, to name a few. More recently, he’s dedicated his time entirely to a solo career, featuring a stellar band blending hip-hop, jazz, soul, and funk-inspired beats from all over the map.On Monday, April 4, he’ll be bringing the band to the Blue Note for a very special night of music, showcasing all original music including several new tunes off his upcoming album The Mood, which is due out in June.Maurice Brown Performs Two Tracks From Upcoming Hip-Hop/Jazz Album [Watch]The evening’s festivities will be extra celebratory in honor of drummer Joe Blaxx‘s birthday, so come prepared for more than a good time. The full band includes Chelsea Bartaz on tenor sax and vocals, Ben Williams on bass, James Francies on keys, and Marcus Machado on guitar, plus special guests.Tickets are available here, and you can purchase a table here.
What you missed: Football — Dec. 30, 2010: Syracuse defeats Kansas State 36-34 in the Pinstripe Bowl to capture its first bowl title since 2001. Delone Carter takes home MVP honors. Men’s Basketball — March 20, 2011: SU falls to Marquette 66-62 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, ending the season for the Orange (27-8). Men’s Lacrosse — May 22, 2011: Unseeded Maryland upsets Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. It was the last career game for the winningest senior class in school history. Softball — May 20, 2011: The Syracuse softball team wins its first-ever NCAA tournament game by defeating Louisiana State. The Orange went 1-2 in its second-consecutive tournament appearance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Men’s Basketball — June 1, 2011: Syracuse center Fab Melo is arraigned in Syracuse City Court on a misdemeanor charge of fourth degree criminal mischief. Football — July 29, 2011: Wide receiver Marcus Sales is arrested and faces felony drug charges when drugs and drug paraphernalia were found in his car after the vehicle ran a red light. Men’s Soccer — Oct. 6, 2010: The Syracuse men’s soccer team upsets No. 24 Colgate 3-2 in overtime on a game-winning free kick goal by midfielder Mark Brode. It was the Orange’s only home win of the season last year, and its first at the SU Soccer Stadium under new head coach Ian McIntyre. Men’s Lacrosse — Aug. 7, 2011: Logan Tousaw, a sophomore defender on the SU men’s lacrosse team, and Eric DeJohn, an incoming freshman to the lacrosse program, are arrested along with another 18-year-old for vandalism in Lake Placid, N.Y. Women’s Basketball — Dec. 11, 2010: The Syracuse women’s basketball team upsets then-No. 6 Ohio State 75-66 in the Carrier Dome. Senior Erica Morrow leads the way with 27 points for the Orange. Volleyball — Sept. 24, 2010: The Syracuse volleyball team defeated Georgetown 3-1 on the road to extend its record to 17-0, the best start in program history. What’s next: Football — Sept. 1, 2011: Syracuse football opens its season under the lights on Thursday night against Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Wake Forest. The Orange looks to build off last season’s Pinstripe Bowl victory. Football — Sept. 17, 2011: Doug Marrone and the Syracuse football team head to Los Angeles to take on Southern California in an early-season marquee matchup. SU hasn’t won a game in the West Coast since 1967. Men’s Basketball — Nov. 12, 2011: Jim Boeheim begins his 35th season as Syracuse men’s basketball head coach when the Orange hosts Fordham in the Carrier Dome. The game will mark the debut of three freshmen: Rakeem Christmas, Michael Carter-Williams and Trevor Cooney. Football — Oct. 21, 2011: Friday night lights! West Virginia comes to Syracuse for a Friday night football game that will be played on ESPN or ESPN2. The Orange and the Mountaineers battle for the Ben Schwartzwalder trophy, which SU won last year for the first time since 2001. Men’s Basketball — Feb. 25, 2011: Syracuse participates in ESPN’s College GameDay production when it travels to Storrs, Conn., to face Connecticut. The last time the Orange was on College GameDay was Feb. 27, 2010, when SU hosted Villanova. Men’s Field Hockey — August 27, 2011: The Syracuse field hockey team opens its season at home against Monmouth at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The Orange has not lost a regular season Big East game since 2008. Men’s Soccer — Oct. 8, 2011: Second-year head coach Ian McIntyre and the Syracuse men’s soccer team will face a stiff test when they travel to Louisville. The Cardinals were the national runner-up last season. Women’s Basketball — December 2011: Quentin Hillsman and the Syracuse women’s basketball team will have some nice trips out of Syracuse in December, as the Orange is scheduled to play tournaments in Hawaii and Las Vegas. Men’s Lacrosse — February 2011: Syracuse lacrosse will open its season with a very different team to the one that lost in the NCAA quarterfinals last year. The Orange lost nine critical seniors who were a part of two national championship teams. Softball — February 2011: Jenna Caira and the Syracuse softball team will start its season as it tries to make a third-straight NCAA tournament. Caira, Syracuse’s senior ace, pitched for her native Canada over the summer and even beat the United States. Comments Published on August 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ read more