In the movie, Butter is a very talented Saxophone player. He has his own very unique and captivating style of playing. After a long search for a distinctive saxophone sound and style we found it in Derek Brown, whose rare beat-box technique will captivate our audience. Derek will work closely with our actor who will mimic Derek's style of playing to some of his incredible recordings.
DEREK BROWN VIDEOS
DEREK BROWN BIOGRAPHY
Saxophone innovator Derek Brown’s unique playing style along with his ground-breaking, “beatbox” technique, has wowed audiences across the globe. Previously the director of jazz studies at Abilene Christian University for six years, Derek now lives and performs in Chicago, USA, playing in various bands and projects around the area and throughout the world. His recent BEATBoX SAX music videos and weekly tutorials on YouTube have been very popular among saxophonists and music lovers alike (over 5 million total views), leading to endorsements with Legere, JodyJazz, P.Mauriat, BG, and AKG. Recent festival performances include appearances in China, Germany, France, Russia, Poland, UK, Norway, Brazil, Malaysia, Taiwan, Latvia, Serbia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and throughout the U.S.
As described by jazz journalist/historian Scott Yanow, "Brown performs unaccompanied solos that occasionally make one recall Bobby McFerrin in his early prime and the great saxophonist Eddie Harris . . . utilizing slap-tonguing, circular breathing, a wide interest in musical styles and dazzling coordination to create rather unique music."