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NPR Finds Blind Texas Saxophonist in Zimbabwe?

Blind jazz saxophonist, Kevin Brown, recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with Dick Gordan from NPR. A most moving, and inspiring interview.

Clyde, TX, September 24, 2007 --( Saxophonist Kevin Brown recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with Dick Gordan from "NPR", National Public Radio. Probably the most compelling, and inspiring interview you will ever hear.

Dick Gordan Wrote, "Saxophonist Kevin Brown travels the world playing jazz. And as for many people, music has been Kevin's companion through the ups and downs of his life.

Kevin was born totally blind, but doctors restored some of his vision when he was 6. He fully used his partial site - even playing football as a kid and teaching himself to play the saxophone. But the day he was hit by a car, Kevin realized the limits of his eye sight. Soon after that, he began to focus more on music. Kevin talks with Dick Gordon about how jazz revived him when he needed it the most: Kevin lost his eyesight permanently at age 35."

Will Bethune wrote:
"Kevin – I heard you on NPR today at lunch. I love your incredible spirit as much as your incredible music! In fact, I’m going to try to order some right now. God bless you". Will Bethune

Kevin says, "You know,...I am just a normal guy. At least, that is what I think. I love music,...I love to play my horn. That is what has gotten me through some really tough times. Through all of the really great times, and all of the really bad times, there has always been the Music, The Jazz, The Saxophone, and most of all,...The Creator!"

Julie Adriansen of Lake Villa, IL wrote: "I am sitting here right now and your story with Kevin Brown just concluded, I have tears in my eyes..... What an amazing, soulful, wonderful, emotional, sweatheart of a guy he is. I am going to the music store after work to buy all the music he has made. You have a way of interviewing that seems to make all the "shyness" (for lack of a better term) of your subjects just melt away. You get into Very personal feelings with these people sometimes. This is my favorite story so far and I listen to you almost every day... Thanks to you and Thanks to Kevin for sharing his amazing and enveloping life story.... and thanks too, to Kevin for playing his music, I am sure it has prompted many people to go on and let go of what was holding them back. What a guy....thanks for introducing him to me....." Always, Julie

You can hear this all inspiring interview in it's entirety at this URL:

Kevin says, "I never wanted to be the best saxophonist in the world,...I knew at an early age that there just too many awesome musicians to have that kind of attitude. I just love to play,...I love to share with others what the Creator has given me. I Love the texture of rich sound,...I love to shape it into something that others can enjoy. There is far too much hurt in todays world. The least that I can do is give something to help relieve some of that pain".

Saxophonist Kevin Brown's new CD, "Like Yahweh's Heart", is now on sale from "CD Baby." You can listen, and obtain a copy at this URL:

Kevin says: "You know the funny thing about all of this,...NPR's producer for "The Story" found me in a Zimbabwe news paper... LOL. Wow,... sound gets around doesn't it!... LOL."

Anita wrote: "Kevin, It is my pleasure! I am so glad I found you in the Zimbabwe paper. I am even more happy that I will be able to introduce you to others in the world who may not have yet known of saxophonist Kevin Brown. Again thanks Kevin because you have made a difference in my life!" Anita
Anita S. Woodley Producer, N.P.R & A.P.M "The Story: with Dick Gordon"

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